Middle English Dictionary Entry

clif n.(1)
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(a) A precipitous face of rock, a cliff; a steep mountain; (b) a slope, declivity; a hill; (c) a large rock.
(a) A cliff by the sea, a bluff, a steep bank or headland; (b) the land along the sea, a river, etc.; bank, shore; ~ of occian, ~ of the se.
In surnames and place names.