HyperDic: delta

English > 3 senses of the word delta:
NOUNobjectdeltaa low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger / larger body of water
shapedeltaan object shaped like an equilateral triangle
communicationdeltathe 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
delta > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'ltah
RhymesAlberta ... zeta: 71 rhymes with tah...
English > delta: 3 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger / larger body of water.
Examples
  • "the Mississippi River delta"
  • "the Nile delta"
Broaderalluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvium, alluvionclay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
geological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
Spanishdelta
Catalandelta
English > delta: 3 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningAn object shaped like an equilateral triangle.
Broaderequilateral triangle, equiangular triangleA three-sided regular polygon
English > delta: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe 4th letter of the Greek alphabet.
Member ofGreek alphabetThe alphabet used by ancient Greeks
Broaderletter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic characterThe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
Spanishdelta
Catalandelta

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