Definitions for craterˈkreɪ tər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cra•terˈkreɪ tər(n.; v.)-tered, -ter•ing.
(n.)the cup-shaped depression or cavity on the surface of the earth or other heavenly body marking the orifice of a volcano.
(on the surface of the earth, moon, etc.) a bowl-shaped depression with a raised rim, formed by the impact of a meteoroid.
Category: Geology, Astronomy
the hole in the ground where a bomb, shell, or military mine has exploded.
(v.t.)to make a crater or craters in.
(v.i.)to form a crater or craters.
Origin of crater:
1605–15; < L < Gk krātḗr mixing bowl, lit., mixer =krā-, base of kerannýnai to mix +-tēr agentive suffix
volcanic crater, crater(noun)
a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus
a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an indented area left when sth heavy hits the ground
craters on the moon
: A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a cup. It lies between the constellations Virgo and Hydra.
Origin: Possibly a diminutive of cratur (dialect form of creature).
the basinlike opening or mouth of a volcano, through which the chief eruption comes; similarly, the mouth of a geyser, about which a cone of silica is often built up
the pit left by the explosion of a mine
a constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup
Crater is a constellation. Its name is Latin for cup, and in Greek mythology it is identified with the cup of the god Apollo. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It is faint, with no star brighter than third magnitude.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The depression that forms in the positive carbon of a voltaic arc. (See Arc, Voltaic.)
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The pit, depression, or cavity formed in the surface of the Earth by an explosion. It may range from saucer shaped to conical, depending largely on the depth of burst. In the case of a deep underground burst, no rupture of the surface may occur. The resulting cavity is termed a
Translations for crater
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the bowl-shaped mouth of a volcano.
- فُوَّهـة بُرْكـانArabic
- crateraPortuguese (BR)
- der KraterGerman
- κρατήρας ηφαιστείουGreek
- دهانۀ آتشفشانFarsi
- לוֹע הָר גָעַשHebrew
- ज्वालामुखी का मुखHindi
- kawah, kepundanIndonesian
- دهانۀ آتشفشانPersian
- د اتشفشان خولهPashto
- yanardağ ağzı, kraterTurkish
- 火山口Chinese (Trad.)
- آتش فشاں پہاڑ کا دهانہUrdu
- miệng núi lửaVietnamese
- 火山口Chinese (Simp.)
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