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A large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
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Alternative clues for the word boulder
Rock that may be hard to roll
City that, despite its name, is smaller than Little Rock
A town in north central Colorado
Rocky Mountains resort center and university town
Obstruction at the entrance to a cave, maybe
Plymouth Rock, e.g.
City near the world's highest dam
Word definitions for boulder in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE huge ▪ Where it was melting a huge pile of boulder clay was built up, as a terminal moraine. ▪ The best approach would now seem to be by a huge tidal boulder hop from Blackchurch, or by canoe. ▪ The huge boulders...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bowlder \Bowl"der\, Boulder \Boul"der\, n. [Cf. Sw. bullra to roar, rattle, Dan. buldre, dial. Sw. bullersteen larger kind of pebbles; perh. akin to E. bellow.] A large stone, worn smooth or rounded by the action of water; a large pebble. (Geol.) A mass...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A large mass of stone detached from the surrounding land. 2 (context geology English) A particle greater than 256 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale vb. To engage in bouldering
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1670s, variant of Middle English bulder (c.1300), from a Scandinavian source akin to Swedish dialectal bullersten "noisy stone" (large stone in a stream, causing water to roar around it), from bullra "to roar" + sten "stone." Or the first element might...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin [syn: bowlder ] a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town
Word definitions in Gazetteer
Population (2000): 30 Housing Units (2000): 28 Land area (2000): 1.301509 sq. miles (3.370893 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.301509 sq. miles (3.370893 sq. km) FIPS code: 09235 Located within: Wyoming...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
In geology , a boulder is a rock fragment with size greater than in diameter. Smaller pieces are called cobbles and pebbles , depending on their " grain size ". While a boulder may be small enough to move or roll manually, others are extremely massive....
Usage examples of boulder.
So the aerolites, or glacial boulders, or polished stone weapons of an extinct race, which looked like aerolites, were the children of Ouranos the heaven, and had souls in them.
But Georgiana saw the light-green moss that clung to the humus, the yellowish fronds of ivy that swept along the ground, the aquamarine moss that dressed up the boulders.
He put his ear to the ground briefly, then arose and crept into the space between two boulders where he could not be seen except from the trail directly below.
They are below the boulder, and Dougal and Eileen can now climb over it and belay Frances again.
Beauties and Curiosities of the district as we passed them, the Ingenuity of the Bowder Stone, the Beauties of the River Derwent, a wood above the river where not so long back they drowned a Witch, but I will not detain you with these, knowing, dearest Pelham, your Unmitigated Impatience with anything that has not to do with a graceful Ankle or a Pack of Cards, and so proceeding over the Wildest Country, all Horrid Boulders and Little Trees growing in grotesque profusion, we approached at length the village of Rosthwaite.
A day or two later, having traced the edges of the mountains in either direction for a great distance, Bozo returned to the mouth of the pass and threw himself down, panting, in the shade of the boulders.
Keoke had taken advantage of his position as most senior dragon present to order the confinement, pointing out that the boulder they used to stop up the entrance to the cavelet was too large for even Father Dragon to move.
I would drive to Centennial as soon as my classes ended, establish contacts with the Denver Public Library, which was some fifty miles away, introduce myself to the faculties at Greeley, Fort Collins and Boulder, and prepare research reports on what had actually happened at Centennial during its history, which had started only in 1844 with the arrival of Zendt and one of the mountain men.
Angus led the old garron to the place called Clachan Knowe where big erratic boulders sprouted from the heather like henge-stones.
Shapers sent avalanches down to bury the columns, or warriors tumbled boulders on them, still when the dust had cleared the horde pressed on, clambering over stone and corpses alike.
Chief Coleopteroid settled back on his boulder, and his thoughts did the same.
In a flash, Coll realized what had happened, realized it even as he leaped back among the boulders of his hill and scrambled to get out of sight.
The floor of the coulee was littered with small boulders and dead brush that had washed down during heavy rains.
I lay limp, past shivering, beside a boulder, while the Gray Watcher covered me with a cowhide we carried with us on all our journeys.
The Gray Watcher had flung the cowhide over the two boulders and created a sheltered spot between them.