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basin
area of land surrounded by lands of higher elevations;

area of land drained by a given river and its branches
bay
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline;

generally smaller than a gulf
canyon
deep and narrow valley with steep walls
cape
point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean
cape
point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean
delta
flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth.
channel
wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other;

deep part of a river or other waterway
channel
wide strit or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other;

deep part of a river or other waterway
downstream
direction in which a river or stream flows from its mouth
elevation
height or land above sea level
glacier
large, thick body of slowly moving ice
gulf
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally larger and more deeply indented than a bay
harbor
a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
hill
elevated land with sloping sides and rounded summit; generally smaller than a mountain
hill
elevated land with sloping sides and rounded summit; generally smaller than a mountain
island
land area, smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water
isthmus
narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas
lake
a sizeable inland body of water
mesa
broad, flat-topped landform with steep sides, smaller than a plateau
mountain range
a series of connected mountains
mouth (of a river)
place where a stream or river flows into a body of water
ocean
one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents
ocean current
stream of either cold or warm water that moves in a definite direction through an ocean
peninsula
body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water
plain
area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses
plateau
area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation, about 300-3000 feet high
relief
changes in elevation over a given area of land
river
large natural stream of water that runs through the land
sea
large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land
sea
large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land
source (of a river)
place where a rover or stream begins, often in highlands
strait
narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
tributary
small river or stream that flows into a large river or stream; a branch of the river
valley
area of low land between hills or mountains