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Alternative clues for the word volcano
Mauna Loa, e.g.
A fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
A mountain formed by volcanic material
Word definitions for volcano in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES dormant volcano ▪ a huge dormant volcano COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE dormant ▪ The term dormant volcano is applied during the period between eruptions to those volcanoes thought to be potentially active. ▪ They...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Volcano \Vol*ca"no\, n.; pl. Volcanoes . [It. volcano, vulcano, fr. L. Vulcanus Vulkan, the god of fire. See Vulkan .] (Geol.) A mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected;...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1610s, from Italian vulcano "burning mountain," from Latin Vulcanus "Vulcan," Roman god of fire, also "fire, flames, volcano" (see Vulcan ). The name was first applied to Mt. Etna by the Romans, who believed it was the forge of Vulcan. Earlier form in English...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt [syn: vent ] a mountain formed by volcanic material [also: volcanoes (pl)]
Word definitions in Gazetteer
Population (2000): 2231 Housing Units (2000): 1229 Land area (2000): 56.679805 sq. miles (146.800015 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 56.679805 sq. miles (146.800015 sq. km) FIPS code: 72350 Located within:...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object , such as Earth , that allows hot lava , volcanic ash , and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. Earth's volcanoes occur because its crust is broken into 17 major, rigid tectonic...
Usage examples of volcano.
Beyond the five low points of the dead volcanoes on the black horizon, against the fading greenish afterglow, the New Moon was rising.
Even the succulent blue lilies--a variety of the agapanthus which is so familiar to us in English greenhouses--hung their long trumpet-shaped flowers and looked oppressed and miserable, beneath the burning breath of the hot wind which had been blowing for hours like the draught from a volcano.
Fruit incomparable, fish incomparable, roast pig and baked bird beyond believing, breadfruit and volcano, absolute and continuing perfection of weather, brown-skin paradise maidens such as are promised in alcoran, song and string-music and surf-music!
Chakans were reputable fighters known for the simplicity of their tactics and sophistication of their equipment, yet a few moments of apocalyptic alien fury had obliterated ships and soldiers as thoroughly as moths in a volcano.
She lifted her chin, raising strained aquamarine eyes to meet a gaze as stormy as the threatening glow inside a volcano about to erupt.
Volcanoes were supposed to be the entrances to the infernal regions, and towards the south-east the whole region beyond the river Okeanos of Homer, from Java to Sumbawa and the sea of Banda, was sufficiently studded with mighty peaks to warrant the idea they may have originated.
And a spaceport, over on Barathrum, that was built inside the crater of an extinct volcano.
To his immediate right Olympus sat profiled against the multicolored western sky, and he noticed for the first time that the southern slope of the volcano seemed climbable, a bit of information he filed away for future reference.
As to the volcano itself, it could not be doubted that it was completely extinct.
Usually the great cloud that enshrouds the plateau is largely steam, with only a little smoke and ash, but I fear that now many of the volcanoes are erupting.
At the same time a torrent of lava, bursting from the new summit, poured out in long cascades, like water escaping from a vase too full, and a thousand tongues of fire crept over the sides of the volcano.
For there on the flat shore were pictures of Grecian lions and Mediterranean goats and maidens with flesh of sand like powdered gold and satyrs piping on hand-carved horns and children dancing, strewing flowers along and along the beach with lambs gambolling after and musicians skipping to their harps and lyres, and unicorns racing youths towards distant meadows, woodlands, ruined temples and volcanoes.
In the far distance, the gamelan drifted between volcanoes, married the moon, seduced the sea.
Each volcano has its own infrasound voice, says Milton Garces, an infrasound researcher at the University of Hawaii.
She spent most of the communication explaining her theories on artificial volcanoes for Plates, describing in gesticulatory detail how you could lens sunlight to focus it on the undersurface of the Plate, melting the rock on the other side, or just use generators to provide the heat.