Definition of waterfall noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwɔːtəfɔːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːtərfɔːl//
, NAmE//ˈwɑːtərfɔːl//
Rivers and lakes
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a place where a stream or river falls from a high place, for example over a cliff or rock She watched the magnificent waterfall cascade down the mountainside. The waterfall fell about twenty feet to swirling rapids. Wordfinderbend, course, current, dam, downstream, estuary, river, source, tributary, waterfall See related entries: Rivers and lakes
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: waterfall