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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. Mary Parenteau:

    This work may support a renewed interest in sampling ancient iron deposits on Earth (e.g., Precambrian iron formations) to search for evidence of microbial life, regardless of their low organic carbon content, and may support analysis of organics in iron deposits on Mars, such as Hematite Ridge in Gale Crater.

  2. Gourav Rajput:

    It was pitch dark. He didn't see that crater.

  3. 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.

  4. The USGS:

    The steady lowering of the lava lake in 'Overlook crater' within Halema?uma?u at the summit of Kilauea volcano has raised the potential for explosive eruptions in the coming weeks.

  5. 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.

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    • A. substitute
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