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a large group or chain of islands also a large area of water containg several islands
archipelago
the border of any stream
bank
an inlet of an ocean, sea, or lake that exetends into the land. Is smaller than a gulf
Bay
a slow, sluggish stream that meanders through lowlands and marshes
bayou
a steep bank beside a body of water
bluff
a small stream or creek emptying into a larger stream
branch
a wall built in water near the shore to break the force of the waves and to provide shelter for boats and ships
breakwater
a constructed channel filled with water used for navigation, irrigation, or drainage
canal
a narrow peices of land projecting into the sea
cape
a deep, hollowed-out area under the earths surface
cave
1. a narrow strip of water. 2. The deeper part of a stream or body which is navigable
channel
a large municipality, usually having a larger population than a town, willage, or borough
city
the steep rocky face of a bluff
cliff
land along the ocean
coast
a small, shelterd bay in the shoreline of any body of water
cove
a small, sheltered bay in the shoreline of any body of water
Cove
a projecting point of rock, usually perpendicular
crag
the bowl shaped opening at the top of a volcano
crater
a wall built across a river to hold back flowing water
dam
a deposite of sand, silt, and pebbles thatforms at the mouth of a river
delta
a large area of land with little or no moisture or vegetation
desert
earth or other material built up along a river or ocean to keep the water from overflowing onto the land
dike
a watershed; a ridge of land
divide
a hill or ridge of sand heaped up by the wind
dune
a large area of cleared land, often cultivated
field
a deep, narrow inlet of the sea, between, high rocky banks
fjord
a hilly area at the base of a mountain
foothills
a large sheet of ice, usually at high elevations, wich moves slowly over land or down a valley
glacier
a narrow passage between steep mountains or hills; a steep, rocky ravine
gorge
water bordering on, and laying within, a curved coastline; usually larger than a bay and smaller than a sea; sometimes nearly surrounded by land
gulf
a sheltered body of water where ships anchor and are proteced from storms
harbor
main road or thoroughfare
highway
a raised landform, not as high as a mountain
hill
the line where the earth's surface and the sky seem to meet
horizon
a massive block of floating ice broken away from a glacier
iceberg
a recess, such as a bay, along a coast
inlet
land watered by artificial means through the use of small canals or ditches
irrigated land
a body of land completely surrounded by water
island
1. a shallow body of water connected to the sea by an inlet 2. water enclosed by a narrow strip of land
lagoon
a body of water completely surrounded by land
lake
an embankment beside a stream that prevents overflow
levee
an enclosure with gates built in a canal or river so that ships can be raised or lowered by changing the water level
locks
an area of level land where grass is grown and usually cut for hay
meadow
a flat-topped, rocky hill with steeply sloping sides
mesa
a chain of connecting mountains
mountain range
a fertile spot in a desert waterd by undergound springs or irrigation
oasis
any one of the four largest connecting bodies of salt water on the earths surface; the atlantic, pacific, indian, and artic.
oceans
an opening through hills or mountains used as a route for highways or railroads
pass
the pointed top of a mountain
peak
a peice of land nearly surrounded by water and attached to a larger area of land or the mainland
peninsula
an area of rolling land along the foot of a mountain range
piedmont
a structure projecting into the water and used as a docking or loading place for ships
pier
a large, level area of land
plateau
a body of water smaller than a lake.
pond
part of a stream where the water flows very swiftly over rocks
rapids
a ridge of rocks or coral in a body of water, which lies slightly beneath, or at, the surface
reef
a natural or artificial lake used to store water
reservoir
a long, narrow, conspicuous elevation of land
ridge
a large stream of water that drains an area of land and flows into another river or body of land
river
the point where a river empties and ends its course
river mouth
an open passageway on which vehicles travel
road
a long, narrow bank of sand in a body of water
sandbar
1. another word for ocean. 2. a large body of salt water
sea
a harbor or town having facilities to load and unload seagoing vessels
seaport
the edge of a body of water
shoreline
the line on a mountain above which there is snow year round
snowline
highest part of a hill or mountain
summit
wooded land covered by trees and used as a source of wood
timber
a large village
town
a stream or river that flows into another stream or river
tributary
an area of land between hills or mountains
valley
a small group of houses; smaller than a town
village
1. a cone-shaped mountain formed by lava and cinders that erupted through a crater 2. an opening in the earth's surface from which molten rock, steam, cinders, gas, and rock fragments are released
volcano
a flow of water falling from a high place to a low place
waterfall
a large dock from which many ships load or unload
wharf