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waterfall

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noun wa·ter·fall \-ˌfȯl\

Simple Definition of waterfall

  • : an area in a stream or river where running water falls down from a high place (such as over the side of a cliff)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of waterfall

  1. 1 a :  a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream b :  an artificial waterfall (as in a hotel lobby or a nightclub)

  2. 2 :  something resembling a waterfall

Examples of waterfall in a sentence

  1. <I used to like to throw sticks in the stream and watch them go over the waterfall.>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of waterfall

before 12th century


WATERFALL Defined for Kids

waterfall

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noun wa·ter·fall \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfȯl, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterfall for Students

  1. :  a fall of water from a height





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