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Promontory definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROM'ONTORY, n. [L. promontorium; pro, forward, and mons, a mountain.] In geography, a high point of land or rock, projecting into the sea beyond the line of the coast; a head land. It differs from a cape in denoting high land; a cape may be a similar projection of land high or low.
Like one that stands upon promontory.
If you drink tea on a promontory that overhangs the sea, it is preferable to an assembly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) [syn: promontory, headland, head, foreland]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Latin promunturium, promonturium; probably akin to promin?re to jut forth more at prominent Date: 1548 1. a. a high point of land or rock projecting into a body of water b. a prominent mass of land overlooking or projecting into a lowland 2. a bodily prominence

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a point of high land jutting out into the sea etc.; a headland. 2 Anat. a prominence or protuberance in the body. Etymology: med.L promontorium alt. (after mons montis mountain) f. L promunturium (perh. f. PRO-(1), mons)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Promontory Prom"on*to*ry, n.; pl. Promontories. [ L. promonturium, promunturium; pro before + mons, montis, mountain: cf. F. promontoire. See Mount, n.] 1. (Phys. Geog.) A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape. Like one that stands upon a promontory. --Shak. 2. (Anat.) A projecting part. Especially: (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Doubling Dou"bling, n. 1. The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled. 2. A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice. --Dryden. 3. (Her.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon. 4. The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor. Doubling a cape, promontory, etc. (Naut.), sailing around or passing beyond a cape, promontory, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(promontories) A promontory is a cliff that stretches out into the sea. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Headland, foreland, high cape, jutland.

Moby Thesaurus

beak, bill, breakwater, cape, chersonese, coral reef, delta, foreland, head, headland, hook, mull, naze, ness, peninsula, point, reef, sandspit, spit, spur, tongue


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