delta

[Del┬Ěta]

Named for the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (shaped like a triangle), a delta is a triangular area where a major river divides into several smaller parts that usually flow into a larger body of water.

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A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.

Noun
the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet

Noun
a low triangular area where a river divides before entering a larger body of water


n.
A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (/), especially when the land is alluvial and inclosed between two or more mouths of a river; as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.


Delta

Del"ta , n.; pl. Deltas . [Gr. , the name of the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (the capital form of which is Delta of the Nile.] A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.

A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.

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Usage Examples

Is there some risk every day we walk out our front door? Every time we get in our car? Yeah. Are we materially less safe now than we were 10 years ago? Whatever delta there is, it's very small.

Everyone dreams, but not everybody remembers their dreams because some people go into delta they go too low.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.

The delta blues is a low-down, dirty shame blues. It's a sad, big wide sound, something to make you think about people who are dead or the women who left you.

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