What does Crater mean?

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ˈkreɪ tərCrater

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volcanic crater, craternoun

    a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano

  2. Craternoun

    a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus

  3. craternoun

    a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb

Wiktionary

  1. Craternoun

    A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a cup. It lies between the constellations Virgo and Hydra.

    Etymology: Possibly a diminutive of cratur (dialect form of creature).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Craternoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Craternoun

    the pit left by the explosion of a mine

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Craternoun

    a constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Crater

    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

  1. Crater

    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

  1. Crater

    The depression that forms in the positive carbon of a voltaic arc. (See Arc, Voltaic.)

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. crater

    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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. crater

    The pit left by the explosion of a military mine.

Anagrams for Crater »

  1. tracer

  2. carter, Carter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crater in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Crater in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Weiss:

    The most surprising thing that's come out of these images is the potential opportunity to catch the time when Jezero Crater transitioned from an Earth-like habitable environment, to this desolate landscape wasteland we see now, these boulder beds may be records of this transition, and we haven't seen this in other places on Mars.

  2. Kevin Hand:

    Starting with the Jezero Crater Floor Fractured Crater Floor Fractured Rough and Seitah geologic units allows us to start our exploration of Jezero at the very beginning, this area was under at least 100 meters( 328 feet) of water 3.8 billion years ago. We don't know what stories the rocks and layered outcrops will tell us, but we're excited to get started.

  3. Leif Tapanila:

    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.

  4. Kurt Kjær:

    The crater is exceptionally well-preserved and that is surprising because glacier ice is an incredibly efficient erosive agent that would have quickly removed traces of the impact.

  5. Peter James:

    When we combined that with lunar topography data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we discovered the unexpectedly large amount of mass hundreds of miles underneath the South Pole-Aitken basin, one of the explanations of this extra mass is that the metal from the asteroid that formed this crater is still embedded in the Moons mantle.

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