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Meaning of "loess" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LOESS

From German Löss, from Swiss German dialect lösch loose.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LOESS

loess  [ˈləʊɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LOESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Loess is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LOESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Loess

Loess is a clastic, predominantly silt-sized sediment, which is formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust. Loess is an aeolian sediment formed by the accumulation of wind-blown silt, typically in the 20–50 micrometer size range, twenty percent or less clay and the balance equal parts sand and silt that are loosely cemented by calcium carbonate. It is usually homogeneous and highly porous and is traversed by vertical capillaries that permit the sediment to fracture and form vertical bluffs. The word loess, with connotations of origin by wind-deposited accumulation, can probably be traced back to Alemannic dialects of German, corresponding to the German word locker, or English loose. It was first applied to Rhine River valley loess about 1821.

Definition of loess in the English dictionary

The definition of loess in the dictionary is a light-coloured fine-grained accumulation of clay and silt particles that have been deposited by the wind.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LOESS


allantois
ˌælənˈtəʊɪs
chorioallantois
ˌkɒrɪəʊˌælənˈtəʊɪs
Powys
ˈpaʊɪs
prowess
ˈpraʊɪs
tenuis
ˈtɛnjʊɪs
vowess
ˈvaʊɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LOESS

lodging
lodging house
lodging turn
lodgings
lodgment
Lodi
lodicula
lodicule
Loeb
loerie
loessal
loessial
Loewe
Loewi
loft
loft conversion
lofter
loftier
loftiest
loftily

WORDS THAT END LIKE LOESS

business
cocktail dress
congress
dress
express
fitness
guess
in the wilderness
less
much less
press
princess
process
progress
stainless
stress
success
unless
wellness
wireless

Synonyms and antonyms of loess in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «loess» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LOESS

Find out the translation of loess to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of loess from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «loess» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

黄土
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

loess
570 millions of speakers

English

loess
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

اللوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лесс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

loess
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধুসর-হরিদ্রাভ রঙের মিহি মাটির স্তর যা রাইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lœss
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Loess
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Löss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

黄土
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

황토
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Loess
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hoàng thổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாம்பல் மஞ்சள் நிறமான வண்டல் மண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lös
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

loess
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

less
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лес
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

loess
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

loess
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

loess
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

löss
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

løss
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LOESS»

The term «loess» is regularly used and occupies the 76.008 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LOESS» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LOESS»

Discover the use of loess in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to loess and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Soil Science
INTRODUCTION For almost two centuries, the study of loess and loess-like deposits has provided controversy and consternation. In general, loess is considered largely unstratified silt-sized dust/material that mantles the landscape in ...
Rattan Lal, 2006
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Landslides in the Thick Loess Terrain of North-West China
This book includes over forty colour maps unique in their content and coverage, showing for the first time the detailed distribution of landslides in the thick loess terrain of eastern Gansu Province, North China.
Edward Derbyshire, Xingmin Meng, Tom A. Dijkstra, 2000
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The Western European Loess Belt: Agrarian History, 5300 BC - ...
To maintain fertility it requires marling and manuring, but whether such techniques were already practised during the period covered by this book will be discussed in the appropriate chapters. The thickness of the loess cover is very uneven.
C. C. Bakels, 2009
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Geomorphology of Desert Environments
Where recognisable deposits of wind-blown dust ac- cumulate they are termed ' loess'. There is a huge literature reflecting the disputes over the recognition of loess. For a long time loess was defined by its size, and the best known of the ...
Anthony J. Parsons, Athol D. Abrahams, 2009
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Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments
However, the eolian origin of loess did not become widely accepted until the publications of von Richthofen (1870-1885). Several genetic and descriptive definitions of loess have been discussed since that time. Although the sub-aerial  ...
Vivien Gornitz, 2009
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Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
V.A. Obruchev, early in the twentieth century, placed loess at the fringes of hot, sandy deserts. This desert loess has been something of a prob- lem ever since. B . Butler, a noted Australian soil scientist, suggested that it did not exist, because ...
Andrew Goudie, 2013
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Loess Deposits of Mississippi
The increase in density results from a breaking up of the internal structure in the loess. At optimum field moisture conditions of 19—23 per cent, remolded loess may have a strength (UC test) of 0.6 ton per square foot. Thus, remolded loess ...
E. L. Krinitzsky, Willard Jay Turnbull, 1967
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Extreme Depositional Environments: Mega End Members in ...
are excluded in this definition, although they may have an origin common with some loess deposits (e.g., Hovan et al., 1989). A corollary definition we present here is that loess is an eolian silt of sufficient thickness that it is recognizable as a  ...
Marjorie A. Chan, Allen William Archer, 2003
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Restoration and Development of the Degraded Loess Plateau, China
However, more generally, “Loess Plateau” is synonymous with the phrase “Loess Plateau region,” which refers to a larger loess-distribution area designated for integrated control of soil erosion and ecological management by governments ...
Atsushi Tsunekawa, Guobin Liu, Norikazu Yamanaka, 2013
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The Quaternary Period in the United States
and Palouse loess (Busacca & McDonald, 1994; Gaylord et al., 1991; Gaylord et al., 2001). Datable materials are rare in the dunes of the Columbia Plateau; however, Gaylord & Stetler (1994) and Gaylordet al. (2001) concluded based on ages ...
Alan R. Gillespie, Stephen C. Porter, Brian F. Atwater, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LOESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term loess is used in the context of the following news items.
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NU to offer 150 scholarships for virtual scholars program
Students at Loess Hills Elementary have turned the new school, at 1717 Casselman St., into a zoo. Read more ... «Sioux City Journal, Jul 15»
2
Photo Contest to Keep Iowa Beautiful | Mix 107.3 KIOW
From the rolling Loess Hills of western Iowa to a wide, green cornfield or the view from the rocky cliffs overlooking the Mississippi River, Iowans ... «KIOW, Jul 15»
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UPSC Civil Services GK update - Physical Geography: The Rocks …
vi) Sandstone, limestone, shale, loess are some examples of this type of rocks. A coarser type of sandstone is known as grit. vii) When big ... «PaGaLGuY, Jul 15»
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Hillside organic vineyard for sale | Scoop News
Soils comprise of a thick layer of windblown loess, clays and silt loam layered over alluvial gravel, with mixed herbage to assist the soil's natural ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Shanxi develops a taste for wine business
Jean believes that grapes growing on the loess plateau plus the monsoon climate in the Xiangning County will create excellent wine. «CCTV, Jul 15»
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Thousands gather in Sioux City to start RAGBRAI - Quad-City Times
He readily recalled how it felt to pass 500 people on a steep Loess Hills climb. Dereck Elliott, of Muscatine, Iowa, is riding for his first time. «Quad City Times, Jul 15»
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Genghis Khan documentary may have been cause of tourists' arrest …
... to Xi'an, from where they were due to travel north to visit attractions including the Loess plateau and the mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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GALLAGHER: Memories of back-and-forth RAGBRAI farmer roll on
... on a B-25 bomber for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, spent the bulk of his career farming near Turin, in the heart of the Loess Hills. «Sioux City Journal, Jul 15»
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Faced with bird flu, county fairs find new ways for kids to show poultry
... who helps her daughters raise more than 50 birds on their acreage in the Loess Hills southeast of Pisgah, about 50 miles north of Omaha. «Kearney Hub, Jul 15»
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Geologic map for Pawnee County now available
A number of intermittent tributaries running into the Pawnee River cut into layers of widespread loess — windblown silt — averaging 6 to 10 feet ... «KU Today, Jul 15»

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