a portion of the earth’s crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has risen in relation to adjacent portions.
a ridge of land that has been forced upwards between two parallel faults
A usually elongated block of rock that is bounded by parallel geologic faults along its two longest sides and has a higher elevation than the rock at its sides. Horsts form where rock is being compressed by tectonic forces.
[hawrst ves-uh l] /ˈhɔrst ˈvɛs əl/ noun 1. the official song of the Nazi party in Germany from 1933 to 1945.
[hawr-see] /ˈhɔr si/ adjective, horsier, horsiest. 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a . 2. dealing with or interested in , horseback riding, fox hunting, , etc.: the horsy set in local society. 3. rather heavy and awkward in general appearance or facial structure: That heavy coat makes you look horsy. adj. 1590s, from […]
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[hawr-tuh-tiv] /ˈhɔr tə tɪv/ adjective 1. . adj. c.1600, from Latin hortativus, from past participle stem of hortari “to exhort” (see hortatory).