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
: 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
Origin: [L. crater, cratera, a mixing vessel, the mouth of a volcano, Gr. krath`r, fr. keranny`nai to mix; cf. Skr. r to mix, ir to cook, r to cook. Cf. Grail, in Holy Grail.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krāt′ėr, n. the bowl-shaped mouth of a volcano.—adjs. Crat′eriform, or Crater′iform, shaped like a crater; Crat′erous. [L.,—Gr. kratēr, a large bowl for mixing wine, from kerannynai, to mix.]
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
The numerical value of crater in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of crater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a detective story, we're using our tools to read the rocks and piece the crater back together.
The Chicxulub impact crater has been a remarkable scientific opportunity for the 20 years since it's been discovered.
We eventually found a pattern in the rocks that showed us when we were right where the edge of the crater was, you could effectively put your foot on that margin.
This work may support a renewed interest in sampling ancient iron deposits on Earth (e.g., Precambrian iron formations) to search for evidence of microbial life, regardless of their low organic carbon content, and may support analysis of organics in iron deposits on Mars, such as Hematite Ridge in Gale Crater.
I am very lucky to have been part of the MESSENGER science team since before the first Mercury flyby, i was among the first humans to see the stark beauty of what was once 'Mercury incognito.' I have been working with a super team of scientists and engineers, and made good friends. It will be sad when the radio tracking tells us that the spacecraft made its final orbit, knowing that a tiny new impact crater has appeared on the surface.
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Translations for crater
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- فوهة البركانArabic
- кратер, ямаBulgarian
- cràterCatalan, Valencian
- 火山口, クレーター, 噴火口Japanese
- кратер, жерлоRussian
- krater, nedslagskrater, vulkankraterSwedish
- bunganga ng bulkanTagalog
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