Associations to the word «Crater»


CRATER, noun. (astronomy) A hemispherical pit created by the impact of a meteorite or other object.
CRATER, noun. (geology) The basin-like 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.
CRATER, noun. (informal) The pit left by the explosion of a mine or bomb.
CRATER, noun. (informal) Any large, roughly circular depression or hole.
CRATER, noun. Krater, an ancient Greek vessel for mixing water and wine.
CRATER, verb. To collapse catastrophically; implode; hollow out; to become devastated or completely destroyed.
CRATER, verb. (snowboarding) To crash or fall.
CRATER, noun. (Ireland) (informal) (UK) (dialect) A term of endearment, a dote, a wretched thing.
CRATER, proper noun. (constellation): A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a cup. It lies between the constellations Virgo and Hydra.
CRATER FACE, noun. (pejorative) Refers to someone whose face is scarred or pockmarked by acne, smallpox, or other medical conditions, injury, or age.
CRATER LAKE, noun. (geology) A lake that has formed in the caldera of a volcano.
CRATER LAKES, noun. Plural of crater lake

Dictionary definition

CRATER, noun. A bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano.
CRATER, noun. A faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus.
CRATER, noun. A bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb.

Wise words

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