horst

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See also: Horst and hörst

English[edit]

Relationship between horst, graben and fault
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Etymology[edit]

German Horst (heap).

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horst (plural horsts)

  1. (geology) An area of the earth's surface which is raised relative to surrounding land.
    • 1927, George Rogers Mansfield, Geography, Geology, and Mineral Resources of Part of Southeastern Idaho, U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 152, page 390:
      The classic example has been the Rhine Valley graben with the Vosges Mountains and the Schwarzwald as adjacent horsts.
    • 1963, F. Geukens, S. D. Bowers (translator), Geology of the Arabian Peninsula: Yemen, U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 560-B, page B19,
      Innumerable faults, in fact, cut through the country, many bounding secondary grabens and horsts.
    • 1968, Anthony Burgess, Enderby Outside, page 83:
      Your body is a horst and mine a graben, because horst is the opposite of graben.
    • 2011, James Petersen, Dorothy Sack, Robert Gabler, Physical Geography, 10th edition, page 393:
      Horsts and grabens are rock structural features that are identified by the nature of the offset of rock units along normal faults; topographically, horsts form mountain ranges and grabens form basins.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (area of earth's surface raised relative to surrounding land): graben

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with English horst and German Horst (horst; eyrie).

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horst f (plural horsten, diminutive horstje n)

  1. (geology) an area of the earth's surface which is raised relative to surrounding land; a horst
  2. an elevated land overgrown with shrub
  3. a nest of a bird of prey; an eyrie

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horst m (plural horsts)

  1. horst

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