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Pronunciation: [mˈe͡ɪsə] (IPA)

A mesa is a flat-topped hill characterized by steep sides and a flat summit. Synonyms for the word mesa include plateau, tableland, butte, and terraced hill. A plateau is a large area of high flat land, while a tableland is a wide plateau with steep sides. A butte usually refers to a flat-topped hill with steep sides that rises abruptly from the surrounding terrain. Finally, a terraced hill is a stepped or tiered hill created by human intervention. Mesas, plateaus, tablelands, buttes, and terraced hills all offer stunning views of surrounding landscapes and share a common feature of tablelands.

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  • Independent

    • Verb, base form
      miss, MEESA.
  • Other Related

    • Proper noun, singular

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Usage examples for Mesa

Very soon, however, our hopes on this head were materially abated, if not destroyed, by reaching what the Indians had described as a mesa, or table.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens
Later the old man took part in the battle of San Pasquale and the mesa.
"The Girl of the Golden West"
David Belasco
"I always had an idea that the Haunted mesa formed quite a prominent object in the landscape," put in Professor Wintergreen, referring to a small leather-bound book, which he had just taken from one of his saddle-bags.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier"
Fremont B. Deering

Famous quotes with Mesa

  • I once sat on the rim of a mesa above the Rio Grande for three days and nights, trying to have a vision. I got hungry and saw God in the form of a beef pie.
    Edward Abbey

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