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Meaning of promontory by Wiktionary Dictionary

promontory


    Promontory.

    Etymology

    From Latin promontorium, which is said to be derived from either mons ( “mountain” ) or munctor ( “nose” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈpɹɒm.ən.tɹi/, X-SAMPA: /"prQm.@n.tri/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈpɹɑməntɔri/

    Noun

    promontory ( plural: promontories )

    1. A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff .

    Synonyms



Explanation of promontory by Wordnet Dictionary

promontory


    Noun
    1. a natural elevation ( especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea )



    Definition of promontory by GCIDE Dictionary

    promontory


    1. Promontory 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: The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear.