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Webster 1913 Edition


Promontory

Prom′on-to-ry

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Promontories
(#)
.
[ L.
promonturium
,
promunturium
;
pro
before +
mons
,
montis
, mountain: cf. F.
promontoire
. See
Mount
,
Noun.
]
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
.
Shakespeare
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 1828 Edition


Promontory

PROM'ONTORY

,
Noun.
[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.

Definition 2023


promontory

promontory

English

Promontory.

Noun

promontory (plural promontories)

  1. A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
  2. (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.

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