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ˈgaɪ zər, -sər for 1, 3 ; ˈgi zər for 2Geyser

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. geyser(verb)

    a spring that discharges hot water and steam

  2. geyser(verb)

    to overflow like a geyser


  1. geyser(Noun)

    A boiling natural spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam.

  2. geyser(Noun)

    An instantaneous, and often dangerous, hot water heater using hot steam.

  3. geyser(Noun)

    A domestic water boiler.

  4. Origin: From around 1755-1765, from the proper name Geysir, which means and is the name of a hot spring in Iceland (Geysir’s English Wikipedia article). The word geysir literally means gusher, derived from the verb geysa, descended from geysa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geyser(noun)

    a boiling spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud, etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam

  2. Origin: [Icel. geysir, fr. geysa to rush furiously, fr. gjsa to gush. Cf. Gush.]


  1. Geyser

    A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by a vapour phase. The word geyser comes from Geysir, the name of an erupting spring at Haukadalur, Iceland; that name, in turn, comes from the Icelandic verb geysa, "to gush", the verb itself from Old Norse. The formation of geysers is due to particular hydrogeological conditions, which exist in only a few places on Earth, so they are a fairly rare phenomenon. Generally all geyser field sites are located near active volcanic areas, and the geyser effect is due to the proximity of magma. Generally, surface water works its way down to an average depth of around 2,000 metres where it contacts hot rocks. The resultant boiling of the pressurized water results in the geyser effect of hot water and steam spraying out of the geyser's surface vent. About a thousand known geysers exist worldwide, roughly half of which are in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States. A geyser's eruptive activity may change or cease due to ongoing mineral deposition within the geyser plumbing, exchange of functions with nearby hot springs, earthquake influences, and human intervention.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Geyser

    gīsėr, n. a hot spring, as in Iceland, which spouts water into the air. [Ice., geysa, to gush.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Geyser

    fountains which from time to time, under the expansion of steam, eject columns of steam and hot water, and which are met with in Iceland, North America, and New Zealand, of which the most remarkable is the Great Geyser, 70 m. N. of Reikiavik, in Iceland, which ejects a column of water to 60 ft. in height, accompanied with rumblings underground; these eruptions will continue some 15 minutes, and they recur every few hours.

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  1. eygres, Sergey

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geyser in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geyser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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