What does volcano mean?

Definitions for volcano
vɒlˈkeɪ noʊvol·cano

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vent, volcano(noun)

    a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

  2. volcano(noun)

    a mountain formed by volcanic material

Wiktionary

  1. volcano(Noun)

    A vent or fissure on the surface of a planet (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet or moon, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface.

    Etymology: From vulcano, from Vulcanus the Roman god of fire and metalworking. Perhaps related to Greek πῦρ and καίειν

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volcano(noun)

    a mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected; -- often popularly called a burning mountain

    Etymology: [It. volcano, vulcano, fr. L. Vulcanus Vulkan, the god of fire. See Vulkan.]

Freebase

  1. Volcano

    A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet's surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface. Volcanoes are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. A mid-oceanic ridge, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has examples of volcanoes caused by divergent tectonic plates pulling apart; the Pacific Ring of Fire has examples of volcanoes caused by convergent tectonic plates coming together. By contrast, volcanoes are usually not created where two tectonic plates slide past one another. Volcanoes can also form where there is stretching and thinning of the Earth's crust in the interiors of plates, e.g., in the East African Rift, the Wells Gray-Clearwater volcanic field and the Rio Grande Rift in North America. This type of volcanism falls under the umbrella of "Plate hypothesis" volcanism. Volcanism away from plate boundaries has also been explained as mantle plumes. These so-called "hotspots", for example Hawaii, are postulated to arise from upwelling diapirs with magma from the core–mantle boundary, 3,000 km deep in the Earth. Erupting volcanoes can pose many hazards, not only in the immediate vicinity of the eruption. Volcanic ash can be a threat to aircraft, in particular those with jet engines where ash particles can be melted by the high operating temperature; the melted particles then adhere to the turbine blades and alter their shape, disrupting the operation of the turbine. Large eruptions can affect temperature as ash and droplets of sulfuric acid obscure the sun and cool the Earth's lower atmosphere or troposphere; however, they also absorb heat radiated up from the Earth, thereby warming the stratosphere. Historically, so-called volcanic winters have caused catastrophic famines.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Volcano

    vol-kā′no, n. a more or less conical hill or mountain, usually truncated, and communicating with the interior of the earth by a pipe or funnel, through which issue hot vapours and gases, and frequently loose fragmentary materials and streams of molten rock: a form of firework.—adj. Volcan′ic, pertaining to, produced, or affected by a volcano.—adv. Volcan′ically.—n. Volcanisā′tion.—v.t. Vol′canise, to subject to the action of volcanic heat.—ns. Vol′canism, Volcanic′ity, phenomena connected with volcanoes; Vol′canist, a student of volcanic phenomena; Volcan′ity, state of being volcanic; Volcā′noism (rare), violent eruptiveness.—adj. Volcanolog′ical.—n. Volcanol′ogy.—Volcanic rocks, those formed by volcanic agency. [It. volcano—L. Volcanus, Vulcanus, god of fire.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. volcano

    A burning mountain or vent for subterranean fire; also applied to one which vomits only mud and water.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volcano in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volcano in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of volcano in a Sentence

  1. Ikaika Marzo:

    What has been coming out is just a small fraction of what was in the volcano.

  2. Renato Solidum:

    Taal is a very small volcano, but a dangerous volcano, it is unique because it is a volcano within a volcano.

  3. Barbara Hall:

    One of the things that keeps you from dropping them in the nearest volcano is that you had to work too hard to get them. You had to cry, you had to scream, you had to sweat, you had to cuss out health care officials, and when that's all over with, you'll be willing to put up with a lot more from your kids.

  4. David Bennett:

    You're looking at something that, by a freak of nature, has been brought up by a volcano. It's just so extraordinary that this diamond would have stayed forever, miles under the earth's surface...It's like the most secret part of the earth has just been shown to us.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We often say"Forgive and Forget." That's the correct sequence IMHO. If you want to forget someone or some unpleasant event, you must first forgive. Forgiveness is the precursor to Forgetting. If you don't forgive, you'll never forget, and that someone or that unpleasant event will stay with you, carved inside your heart and deep in your mind. Like a magma chamber of a volcano, you will then embody the hot burning lava of hate and volcanic ashes of bad memories. So to move on with life, you ought to learn to forgive, first and foremost, even the worst people round you. The stream of life would then flow smoothly and seamlessly - onwards and upwards.

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