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altitude the elevation of an object in relationship to a given plane, often sea level
archipelago a body of water interspersed with many isles
arm a long, narrow passage of water; a creek
atoll a ring-shaped coral reef, island, or set of small islands nearly or completely surrounding a lagoon
bank a steep slope of ground rising from a lake, a river, or the sea
basin a hollow place for water; an enclosed part of water, forming a broad space within a strait or narrow entrance; a little bay
bay an arm of the sea, extending into the land, smaller than a gulf and larger than a creek
bayou a soggy, swampy, slow-moving body of water, obstructed by vegetation
beach the shore of the sea or of a lake, washed by the tide and waves
bluff a high bank, almost perpendicular, projecting into the sea
bog soft, wet ground covered with grass or other plants, too soft to bear a man
branch a smaller stream running into a larger one or proceeding from it
breakers a rock that breaks the waves; a wave that breaks against a rock, a sand bank, or the shore, exhibiting a white foam
brink the edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice or the bank of a river
brook a small natural stream of water; a current flowing from a spring
canal an artificial cut or passage for water used for transportation
canyon a long deep hollow with steep, rocky sides worn by a stream or torrent of water
cape a head land; the head, point, or termination of a neck of land, extending some distance into the sea beyond the common shore
cave a hollow place in the earth; a subterraneous cavern; a den; may be natural or artificial
cavern a deep, naturally hollow place in the earth, deeper than a cave
channel an arm of the sea; a straight or narrow sea between two continents or between a continent and an isle
chasm a cleft or fissure in a rock or the earth's surface caused by a disrupture
cinder cone a cone-shaped hill of volcanic material surrounding an opening in the earth
cliff a high, steep almost vertical rock, usually on a coast
coast the edge or margin of the land next to the sea; the seashore
continent a great extent of land, not disjoined or interrupted by a sea
continental shelf the edge of a continent that is submerged in water
country any tract of land or inhabited land; any region, as distinguished from other regions; a kingdom, state, or lesser district
cove a small inlet or bay; a recess in the sea shore
crag a steep, rugged rock; a rough, broken rock or point of a rock
crater the aperture or mouth of a volcano
creek a small inlet; a recess in the shore of the sea or of a river; a small stream
cultivated land land prepared for crops
current a flowing or passing of water; a stream
dale a low place between hills; a vale or valley
dam a bank or mound of earth; any wall or a frame of wood raised to obstruct a current of water
dell a small vale with woods
delta an area of triangular shaped land located at the mouth of a main river from which distributaries flow
desert a vast sandy plain characterized by minimal precipitation and plant growth
dike a ditch; a mound of earth, stones, or other materials, intended to prevent low lands from being inundated by the sea or a river
divide a ridge that determines the direction water drains for adjacent water systems; a watershed
downstream the direction a river flows; flowing with the current
drainage basin area drained by a river and its tributaries; a watershed
dune hill, mound, or ridge of sand formed by wind
earth the terraqueous globe that we inhabit
elevation elevated ground; a rising ground; a hill or mountain
estuary an arm of the sea; the mouth of a river or lake where the tide meets the current
fall line the point where rivers descend rapidly due to a distinct decline in elevation
field a piece of land enclosed for tillage or pasture
fjord a long, narrow, deep valley formed by glacial erosion and flooded by ocean water
foothill a hill at the base of a mountain
ford a place in a river or other water where it may be passed by man or beast on foot or by wading
forest an extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees
glacier a field or an immense mass of ice formed in deep but elevated valleys, remaining frozen throughout the heat of summer
glen a valley; a dale; a depression or space between hills
gorge a narrow hollow with steep, rocky sides worn by a stream or torrent of water
grove a wood of small extent
gulch a small, narrow hollow with steep walls worn by a stream or torrent of water
gulf a recess in the ocean from the general line of the shore into the land; a tract of water extending from the ocean or a sea into the land between two points or promontories; a large bay
harbor a port or haven for ships; a bay or inlet of the sea where ships can moor
headland a cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting from the shore into the sea or other expanse of water
hill a natural elevation of land; a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land
horizon the line that terminates the view when extended on the surface of the earth
iceberg a hill or mountain of ice; a vast body of ice accumulated in valleys in high northern latitudes
inlet a bay or recess in the shore of the sea, a lake, or a large river; a narrow body of water between isles
irrigated land land watered by causing a stream to flow upon it and spread over it
island a tract of land surrounded by water
isthmus a neck or narrow slip of land by which two continents are connected or by which a peninsula is united to the mainland
junction the place or point of union
keys a chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water; a cay
knob a round hill or mount
knoll the top or crown of a hill; a little round hill or mount; a small elevation of earth
lagoon an enclosed or partially enclosed shallow body of salt water divided from the ocean by low sandy dunes or a coral reef
lake a large and extensive collection of water contained in a cavity or hollow of the earth
land earth; the solid matter that constitutes the fixed part of the surface of the globe
latitude the distance of any place on the globe, north or south of the equator
ledge a ridge; a prominent row
left bank the slope of ground on the left-hand side of the river when facing downstream
levee a bank or causeway, particularly along a river to prevent inundation
locks the barrier of a canal that confines the water and can be opened or shut at pleasure
longitude the distance of any place on the globe from another place, eastward or westward; the distance of any place from a given meridian
marsh a tract of low land, very wet and miry and overgrown with coarse grass
meadow pasture or grassland annually mown for hay
mesa a flat-topped mountain with steep walls
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