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definitions: Geography Terms poster definitions
A large piece of floating ice that has broken off from a glacier.
The large body of salt water that covers almost three fourths of the earth’s surface; ocean.
A piece of land that sticks out from the coastline into the sea or a lake.
A lot of trees and plants covering a large area of land; woods.
All the land drained by a river and by all the streams flowing into the river.
A part of an ocean or lake partly enclosed by the coastline.
A body of water surrounded by land and larger than a pond.
A raised, rounded part of the earth’s surface.
An area of low
land between hills
A natural stream
of water falling
from a high place.
An area of flat or
almost flat land.
Flat or rolling land
grass with few or no trees.
A dense forest
that receives a
large amount of
rain during the year.
Land in tropical
areas that is
covered with a
thick mass of
trees, vines, and bushes.
An area of wet
land. May have
trees and shrubs growing in them.
The land along the edge of a body of water and covered with sand or pebbles.
A long, narrow passage of water between two larger bodies of water or between the mainland and an island.
Low, wet land.
Grasses and reeds grow here.
A narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas and has water on two sides. North and South America are connected by this. – Isthmus
The whole body of salt water that covers nearly three fourths of the earth’s surface.
A shallow body of water usually connected to a larger body of water.
A coral island or string of coral islands that surrounds a lagoon.
A piece of land that sticks out into water from a larger body of land.
A body of land that is completely surrounded by water, but smaller than a continent.
A large group of islands.
The deepest part of a river, harbor, or other waterway.
The land next to the sea; seashore.
A high, steep face of rock or earth.
A narrow channel between two larger bodies of water.
A mound or ridge of sand that has been piled up by the wind.
A part of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land and usually larger and deeper than a bay.
An area of land at the mouth of a river. It is formed by deposits of mud, sand and pebbles.
A hill or mountain with a flat top and steep sides.
A large natural stream of water that empties into a lake, ocean, or other river.
A natural hollow or hole in the ground or in the side of a mountain.
A place in a desert where trees and other plants can grow because there is water.
A deep valley with very high steep sides.
A hot, dry, sandy area of land with few or no plants growing on it.
An area of flat land higher than the surrounding country.
A hot, underground spring from which steam and hot water shoot into the air.
A huge plain with no trees that lies in arctic regions.
A mountain or hill that stands alone.
A long, narrow inlet of the sea between high cliffs.
A mass of land that rises very high above the surrounding area.
A large mass of ice in very cold regions or on the tops of high mountains.
An opening in the surface of the earth through which lava, gases, and ashes are forced out