Definitions for volcanovɒlˈkeɪ noʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vol•ca•novɒlˈkeɪ noʊ(n.)(pl.)-noes, -nos.
a vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals.
a mountain or hill, usu. having a cuplike crater at the summit, formed around such a vent from the ash and lava expelled through it.
Origin of volcano:
1605–15; < It < L Volcānus, var. of VulcānusVulcan
a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
a mountain formed by volcanic material
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a mountain with a hole at the top through which lava can explode
fears that the volcano could erupt any day; a volcanic eruption
A vent or fissure on the surface of a planet (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet or moon, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface.
Origin: From vulcano, from Vulcanus the Roman god of fire and metalworking. Perhaps related to Greek πῦρ and καίειν
a mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected; -- often popularly called a burning mountain
Translations for volcano
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a hill or mountain with an opening through which molten rock, ashes etc periodically erupt, or have erupted in the past, from inside the earth
The village was destroyed when the volcano erupted.
- vulcãoPortuguese (BR)
- der VulkanGerman
- کوه آتشفشانFarsi
- הַר גַעַשHebrew
- gunung berapiIndonesian
- gunung berapiMalay
- 火山Chinese (Trad.)
- آتش فشاں پہاڑ، جوالا مکھيUrdu
- núi lửaVietnamese
- 火山Chinese (Simp.)
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