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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vol•taˈvoʊl tə, ˈvɒl-(n.)

  1. Count Alessandro, 1745–1827, Italian physicist.

    Category: Biography

  2. a river in W Africa, in Ghana, formed by the confluence of the Black Volta and the White Volta and flowing S into the Bight of Benin. ab. 250 mi. (400 km) long; with branches ab. 1240 mi. (1995 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Volta, Count Alessandro Volta, Conte Alessandro Volta, Conte Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta(noun)

    Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)

  2. Volta(noun)

    a river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin

Wiktionary

  1. volta(Noun)

    A turning; a time; -- chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated.

  2. volta(Noun)

    A volte

  3. volta(Noun)

    A turning point or point of change in a poem, most commonly a sonnet.

  4. Volta(ProperNoun)

    A river in West Africa, Volta River, having given name to Upper Volta.

  5. Origin: From volta; at some point of time the river marked the point of return for the Portuguese traders.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volta(noun)

    a turning; a time; -- chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated one, two, or more times; as, una volta, once. Seconda volta, second time, points to certain modifications in the close of a repeated strain

Freebase

  1. Volta

    Volta is a lunar crater near the northwest limb of the Moon. It is located south-southeast of the crater Xenophanes, and due north of the smaller Galvani. The crater Regnault lies across the western rim of Volta. Attached to the southwest rim of Volta and the southern rim of Regnault is Stokes. Lying between Volta and Stokes in the north, and Galvani in the south, is the worn Langley. The outer rim of Volta is heavily worn and irregular, with small craters overlying the rim crest, with Volta K and Volta J along the south side, a chain of craters along the east, and Regnault along the west rim. Even the northern rim is irregular, with a gouging valley extending through the north-northeast rim towards Xenophanes. In contrast the interior floor is relatively level and flat, with only a few small craters in the surface. The most notable of these are Volta D in the southeast and Volta B to the northeast.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vault(noun)

(a room, especially a cellar, with) an arched roof or ceiling

the castle vaults.

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