kloof
noun Etymology: Afrikaans Date: 1731 South African a deep glen ; ravine

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  • Kloof — Kloof …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kloof — Kloof, n. [D. See {Clove} a cleft.] A glen; a ravine closed at its upper end. [South Africa] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kloof — (spr. Kluf), Kluft, Spalt im Gebirge; namentlich werden die im Caplande (s.d.) so genannt, die meist als Paß dienen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kloof — (holländ.), in zusammengesetzten südafrikanischen Ortsnamen oft vorkommend, bedeutet Schlucht, Kluft …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • kloof — [klo͞of] n. [Afrik < Du klooven, to cleave, akin to CLEAVE1] South Afr. a deep, narrow valley; gorge …   English World dictionary

  • Kloof — 29°47′S 30°50′E / 29.783, 30.833 Kloof est un site minier d Afrique du Sud, dont le nom est tiré d une petite ville proche de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kloof — UK [kluːf] / US [kluf] noun [countable] Word forms kloof : singular kloof plural kloofs South African a deep valley with high straight sides, usually where trees grow …   English dictionary

  • kloof — /kloohf/, n. (in South Africa) a deep glen; ravine. [1725 35; < Afrik; akin to CLEAVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • kloof — n. narrow canyon or mountain pass (South African usage) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kloof — [klu:f] noun S. African a wooded ravine or valley. Origin Afrik., from MDu. clove cleft …   English new terms dictionary

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