headland


headland
   [ coast ]
    a) An irregularity of land, especially of considerable height with a steep cliff face, jutting out from the coast into a large body of water (usually the sea or a lake); a bold promontory or a high cape.
    b) The high ground flanking a body of water, such as a cove.
    c) The steep crag or cliff face of a promontory.
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  • HeadLand — era una Serie de televisión australiana de drama producida por Seven Network que se transmitió desde el 15 de Noviembre de 2005 al 21 de Enero de 2006. Seven Network filmó 52 episodios de la primera serie. La producción de la segunda serie ha… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Headland — Headland, AL U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 3523 Housing Units (2000): 1516 Land area (2000): 16.032531 sq. miles (41.524063 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.009766 sq. miles (0.025294 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.042297 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Headland, AL — U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 3523 Housing Units (2000): 1516 Land area (2000): 16.032531 sq. miles (41.524063 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.009766 sq. miles (0.025294 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.042297 sq. miles (41.549357 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Headland — Head land (h[e^]d l[a^]nd), n. 1. A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting into the sea or other expanse of water. Sow the headland with wheat. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A ridge or strip of unplowed at the ends of furrows, or near a fence.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headland — O.E. heafod lond “strip of land left unplowed at the edge of a field to leave room for the plow to turn,” naturally identified with boundaries; see HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) + LAND (Cf. land) (n.). Meaning “high cape, promontory” is from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • headland — ► NOUN ▪ a narrow piece of land projecting into the sea …   English terms dictionary

  • headland — [hed′land΄; ] for 2 usually [, hed′lənd] n. [ME hedelonde < OE heafod lond] 1. the unbroken soil at the edge of a plowed field, esp. at the ends of the furrows 2. a cape or point of land reaching out into the water; esp., a promontory …   English World dictionary

  • HeadLand — infobox television show name = headLand caption = format = Drama runtime = approx. 0:42 per episode (plus commercials) creator = Bevan Lee country = Australia starring = See Cast below network = Seven Network first aired = 15 November2005 last… …   Wikipedia

  • Headland — A headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. A large headland may also be called a peninsula. Long, narrow and high headlands may be called promontories. When headlands significantly affect the ocean currents they are often… …   Wikipedia

  • Headland — This uncommon name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a topographical surname acquired in the first instance by someone who lived by a headland, or the upper end of an area of land. The name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century heafod ,… …   Surnames reference

  • headland — UK [ˈhedlənd] / US noun [countable] Word forms headland : singular headland plural headlands a narrow piece of land that sticks out into the sea …   English dictionary