Crossword clues for crater
- Western lake bed
- Sunken place
- Serious depression
- Result of a meteor strike
- Meteoroid's creation
- Meteorite evidence
- Lunar surface feature
- Lunar landform
- Impact site
- Volcano pit
- Volcano cavity
- Volcano basin
- Tycho, on the moon
- The moon's Copernicus
- Sign of a meteorite impact
- Sign of a big rock hit?
- Result of a meteorite impact
- Quickly go from success to failure
- Oregon's ___ Lake
- Oregon lake
- Mt. Mazama lake
- Moon indentation
- Moon depression
- Meteorite's mark
- Meteorite impact result
- Major impact evidence
- Lake in Ore
- Judge missing since 1930
- Fuji opening
- Evidence of major impact?
- Evidence of a large impact
- Drop spectacularly
- Dent in the moon's surface
- Deepest lake in U. S
- Copernicus or Tycho
- Bowl-shaped depression
- Bowl-shaped cavity
- Astronomical term coined by Galileo
- Oregon's _____ Lake
- Hole in the ground
- Bomb vestige
- Lunar locale
- Copernicus, for one
- A bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano
- A faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus
- A bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
- Missing judge
- Lunar super bowl
- Meteorite's creation
- Famed Ore. lake
- Lunar feature
- Etnean cavity
- Judge who vanished
- Lake in Ore.
- Volcano's mouth
- Volcano mouth
- Volcanic depression
- Mouth of a volcano
- Moon feature
- Old vehicle beginning to rust in pit
- Site of impact of old plane beside river
- Runs inside to provide food in a bowl
- Result of bombing run by old plane
- Volcano feature
- Great depression
- Moon cavity
- Bomb hole
- Martian feature
- Lunar sight
- Big depression
- Type of lake
- Lunar landscape feature
- Lunar depression
- Evidence of a major impact
- Copernicus, on the moon
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crater \Cra"ter\ (kr[=a]"t[~e]r), n. [L. crater, cratera, a mixing vessel, the mouth of a volcano, Gr. krath`r, fr. keranny`nai to mix; cf. Skr. [,c]r[imac] to mix, [,c]ir to cook, [,c]r[=a] to cook. Cf. Grail, in Holy Grail.]
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.
(Mil.) The pit left by the explosion of a bomb, shell, or mine.
(Astron.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1610s, from Latin crater, from Greek krater "bowl for mixing wine with water," from kera- "to mix," from PIE root *kere- "to mix, confuse; cook" (see rare (adj.2)). Used in Latin for bowl-shaped mouth of a volcano. Applied to features of the Moon since 1831 (they originally were thought to be volcanic). As a verb, from 1830 in poetry, 1872 in science. Related: Cratered; cratering.
n. (label en constellation): A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a cup. It lies between the constellations Virgo and Hydra.
n. a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano [syn: volcanic crater]
a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus
a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
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.
Crater may refer to:
- Impact crater, caused by two celestial bodies impacting each other, such as a meteorite hitting a planet
- Volcanic crater or caldera, formed by volcanic activity
- Subsidence crater, from an underground (usually nuclear) explosion
- A maar crater, a relief crater caused by a phreatic eruption or explosion
- pit crater, a crater that forms through sinking of the surface and not as a vent for lava
- Crater lake
- Explosion crater, a hole formed in the ground produced by an explosion near or below the surface
- Machtesh, a crater-like formation created by erosion.
- Crater, California, in Inyo County
- Cratering, when reindeer dig for lichens that sustain them in winter months
- Crater (constellation)
- Joseph F. Crater, a New York judge who disappeared in 1930
- An alternate ancient name for the Crathis, a river of southern Italy
- Crater (Yemen)
- The Crater (novel) a book by James Cooper
- Crater Exploration New Space services company.
- Crater, a 2016 collaborative album between Mamiffer and Daniel Menche
Crater (; , ), also Kraytar, is a district of the Aden Governorate, Yemen. Its official name is Seera (Arabic: صيرة Ṣīrah). It is situated in a crater of an ancient volcano which forms the Shamsan Mountains. In 1991, the population was 70,319. As of 2003, the district had a population of 76,723 people.
In the closing days of British rule in 1967, Crater District became the focus of the Aden Emergency, sometimes called the last imperial war. After a mutiny of hundreds of soldiers in the South Arabian Federation Army on 20 June, all British forces withdrew from the Crater. The Crater was occupied by Arab fighters while British forces blocked off its two main entrances. In July, a British infantry battalion, led by Lt. Col. Colin Mitchell of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, entered the Crater and managed to occupy the entire district overnight with no casualties. Nevertheless, deadly guerrilla attacks soon resumed, with the British leaving Aden by the end of November 1967, earlier than had been planned by British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and without an agreement on the succeeding governance.
According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Crater is located within the southern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Vermilion Bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què).
The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 巨爵座 (jù jué zuò), meaning "the huge wine holder constellation".
Usage examples of "crater".
As the FBI set up a command center in the ballroom of the Vista Hotel, and agents from the Bureau and ATF began to crawl through the crater to assess the massive damage, the authorities gave no order to hold or delay any flights departing for the Middle East.
Tsavo, Serengeti, Arusha, Ngorongoro and its crater, all those national parks and game reserves that had once been household names, and in the North - Meru, Samburu, Marsabit.
The volcano had awoke, and the vapor had penetrated the mineral layer heaped at the bottom of the crater.
I had also been careful to come anonymously to the city, traveling in a rented vehicle across the Crater Plain at night, hiring a room in a slum tenement and staying away from any haunt-locks and blacklight devices that might scan my soul engrams and reveal me for what I was: Hestia Memar, a woman of Winterstrike, an enemy.
The image shifted to the Brandenburg Gate, where police guards in black and red and gold surrounded the bomb crater.
The suits were essential, though contrary to expectation it had been found that some air still existed upon the moon and in the deepest craters was almost breatheable during the lunar day.
The Chinese are moving along the largest of these dry valleys, Chasma Boreale, which ends at crater Zw, nicknamed the Plughole.
Vastitas Borealis, skirting the scarp of the big Lomonsov crater and navigating the rolling dune sea to the mouth of Chasma Boreale.
Chatterjee A, B and C were a triad of simple craters just below Chladni, and while the smaller two were of minimal interest, Chatterjee A was the child of a meteor that had punched through the Imbrian basalts to as sweet a vein of aluminum ore as anything in the highlands.
Its face was pockmarked with craters and chasms, crisscrossed with hundreds of crevices.
Melas Dorsa is moderately cratered land, cut from the south by shallow canyons, and swept by low dunes.
Dominico and Dowst connected the wires from the rocket head to a reel of wire and rolled it toward the crater.
Below the mountains there was a broad, scrubby plain, desert but not the dryest of desert, with plenty of low trees and little tufts of grass, broken in four places by the low, crumbling rises of the crater walls, mute and ancient witnesses to the Bombardment.
Jack said to her as they waited at the lip of the crater that held Fernbrake Lake for the other three to catch up.
If a man tried to leave the crater, escape back to his own lines, the rebel muskets were ready, and if the aim was not good, It did not matter, because the blue masses were too great a target, too many to hide from the storm of lead.