Definitions for boulder
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a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town
A large piece of stone that can theoretically be moved if enough force is applied.
A particle greater than 256 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
To engage in bouldering
Etymology: From bulder, possibly from bullersten, or possibly from bolder
In geology, a boulder (or rarely bowlder) is a rock fragment with size greater than 25.6 centimetres (10.1 in) in diameter. Smaller pieces are called cobbles and pebbles. While a boulder may be small enough to move or roll manually, others are extremely massive. In common usage, a boulder is too large for a person to move. Smaller boulders are usually just called rocks or stones. The word boulder derives from boulder stone, from the Middle English bulderston or Swedish bullersten.In places covered by ice sheets during ice ages, such as Scandinavia, northern North America, and Siberia, glacial erratics are common. Erratics are boulders picked up by ice sheets during their advance, and deposited when they melt. These boulders are called "erratic" because they typically are of a different rock type than the bedrock on which they are deposited. One such boulder is used as the pedestal of the Bronze Horseman in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Some noted rock formations involve giant boulders exposed by erosion, such as the Devil's Marbles in Australia's Northern Territory, the Horeke basalts in New Zealand, where an entire valley contains only boulders, and The Baths on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Boulder-sized clasts are found in some sedimentary rocks, such as coarse conglomerate and boulder clay. The climbing of large boulders is called bouldering.
A boulder is a large, sizable rock typically found in nature, characterized by its large form which can range from the size of a human head to much larger. They can be found in various geological and environmental settings such as mountains, rivers, fields, natural landscapes, and are often used in landscaping and construction.
same as Bowlder
a large stone, worn smooth or rounded by the action of water; a large pebble
a mass of any rock, whether rounded or not, that has been transported by natural agencies from its native bed. See Drift
In geology, a boulder is a rock with grain size of usually no less than 300 millimetres diameter. While a boulder may be small enough to move or roll manually, others are extremely massive. In common usage, a boulder is too large for a person to move. Smaller boulders are usually just called rocks or stones. The word boulder is short for boulder stone, from Middle English bulderston or Swedish bullersten. In places covered by ice sheets during Ice Ages, such as Scandinavia, northern North America, and Russia, glacial erratics are common. Erratics are boulders picked up by the ice sheet during its advance, and deposited during its retreat. They are called "erratic" because they typically are of a different rock type than the bedrock on which they are deposited. One of them is used as the pedestal of the Bronze Horseman in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Some noted rock formations involve giant boulders exposed by erosion, such as the Devil's Marbles in Australia's Northern Territory, the Horeke basalts in New Zealand, where an entire valley contains only boulders, and The Baths on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. The climbing of large boulders often requires months or even years of practice, and has given rise, since the late 19th century, to the sport of bouldering.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bōld′ėr, n. a large stone rounded by the action of water: (geol.) a mass of rock transported by natural agencies from its native bed.—adj. containing boulders.—n. Bould′er-clay (see Till, 4). [Acc. to Wedgwood, from Swed. bullra, Dan. buldre, to roar like thunder, as large pebbles do.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a large mass or block of rock found in localities often far removed from the place of its formation, and transported thither on the ice of the Glacial Age.
The numerical value of boulder in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of boulder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The boulder that is decline is much bigger in size and rolling much faster than before, we’ve got very few rigs to buttress the rate of decline.
The country is in a position like that of Sisyphus — a man condemned to roll a boulder to the top of a hill, only to see it roll down again, we risk condemning an entire generation to a future without hope. To avoid that, what we ask from our eurozone partners is to treat Greece as an equal and help us escape from this Sisyphean trap.
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
Every great decision creates ripples--like a huge boulder dropped in a lake. The ripples merge, rebound off the banks in unforseeable ways. The heavier the decision, the larger the waves, the more uncertain the consequences.
Google was the boulder in the pond, that was the revolution.
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- blocCatalan, Valencian
- roca, peñascoSpanish
- järkäle, lohkareFinnish
- [[petra]] [[grosse]]Interlingua
- 大石, 丸石, 玉石Japanese
- rotsblok, keiDutch
- tsétsohNavajo, Navaho
- pedregulho, rochaPortuguese
- qaqa qaqaQuechua
- stena, stijena, oblutakSerbo-Croatian
- stenbumling, stenblockSwedish
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