See also: Cuesta

EnglishEdit

 
Magaliesberg Range, Transvaal, South Africa

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish cuesta (slope). Doublet of coast.

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NounEdit

cuesta (plural cuestas)

  1. (geomorphology) A hill or ridge with a gentle slope on one side, and a steep slope on the other.
    • 1965, Lawrence Martin, The Physical Geography of Wisconsin, Univ of Wisconsin Press (→ISBN), page 217:
      At that point the cuesta is 10 miles wide but the hilltops have an eastward descent of only about 62 feet. In its general eastward slope the surface of the cuesta is exactly that of one made by weathering and stream erosion, acting upon a gently-dipping limestone bed in a region never glaciated.
    • 1986, Gwen Schultz, Wisconsin's Foundations: A Review of the State's Geology and Its Influence on Geography and Human Activity, Univ of Wisconsin Press (→ISBN), page 127:
      In eastern Wisconsin the cuesta is drift-covered and less noticeable; permanent settlement came later; lead and zinc mining was absent; and industrial development took a different course.

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NounEdit

cuesta f (plural cuestes)

  1. slope

SpanishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Latin costa (rib; side, wall), later coming to mean “edge” or “coast” in Medieval Latin. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kost-. Compare the borrowed doublet costa.

NounEdit

cuesta f (plural cuestas)

  1. (geology) slope (acclivity or declivity)
    Synonym: pendiente
  2. (geography) cuesta
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VerbEdit

cuesta

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of costar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of costar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of costar.

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