DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

3 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·cip·i·tous a.
 1. Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
 2. Headlong; as, precipitous fall.
 3. Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts. --Sir T. Browne. “Marian's low, precipitous ‘Hush!'”
 -- Pre*cip*i*tous*ly, adv. -- Pre*cip*i*tous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: very suddenly and to a great degree; "conditions that
             precipitously increase the birthrate"; "prices rose
             sharply" [syn: sharply]
      2: abruptly; in a precipitous manner; "the mountains rose
         precipitously from the shore"