What does crater mean?

Definitions for craterˈkreɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volcanic crater, crater(noun)

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

  2. Crater(noun)

    a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus

  3. crater(noun)

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


  1. Crater(ProperNoun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crater(noun)

    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

  2. Crater(noun)

    the pit left by the explosion of a mine

  3. Crater(noun)

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

  4. Origin: [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.]


  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

Anagrams for crater »

  1. tracer

  2. carter, Carter


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gourav Rajput:

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

  2. Jim Eckles:

    Where else can you walk on a nuclear test bed and an atomic bomb crater site?

  3. Leif Tapanila:

    It's a detective story, we're using our tools to read the rocks and piece the crater back together.

  4. Sean Gulick:

    The Chicxulub impact crater has been a remarkable scientific opportunity for the 20 years since it's been discovered.

  5. John Spencer:

    I would never have believed that the first close up picture we get of Pluto didn't have a single impact crater on it, that's just astonishing.

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