Character 6
Hyphenation cra ter
Pronunciations /ˈkɹeɪ.tə(ɹ)/

Definitions and meanings of "Crater"

What do we mean by crater?

A bowl-shaped depression created by the activity of a volcano or geyser. noun

A bowl-shaped depression in a surface made by an explosion or the impact of a body, such as a meteoroid. noun

A pit; a hollow. noun

To make craters in. intransitive verb

To form a crater or craters. intransitive verb

To fall and crash violently from a great height. intransitive verb

To fail utterly. intransitive verb

A caldera. noun

Pl. crateres (krā˙-tē′ rēz). In classical antiquity, a large vessel or vase in which water was mixed with wine according to accepted formulas, and from which it was dipped out and served to the guests in the smaller pouring-vessels (oinochoe). noun

In geology, the cup-shaped depression or cavity of a volcano, forming the orifice through which the erupted material finds its way to the surface, or has done so in former times if the volcano is at present extinct or dormant. noun

Milit., a cavity formed by the explosion of a military mine. noun

Any hollow made in the earth by subterranean forces. noun

capitalized An ancient southern constellation south of Leo and Virgo. It is supposed to represent a vase with two handles and a base. noun

In electricity, a hollow cavity formed in the positive carbon of an arclamp when continuous currents are used. noun

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. noun

The pit left by the explosion of a bomb, shell, or mine. noun

A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup. noun

A hemispherical pit created by the impact of a meteorite or other object.

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.

The pit left by the explosion of a mine or bomb.

(by extension) Any large, roughly circular depression or hole.

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The word "crater" in example sentences

But isn't there a part of you that wishes that the shiny bottom of the crater is actually the exposed hull of the planet-sized interstellar spacecraft that has been waiting inside it's rocky camouflage for millions of years for intelligent life to discover and re-activate it? ❋ Ewillett (2008)

If, however, it does break through, the newly-opened terrestrial stream generally flows in such a quiet and well-defined course, that the deep valley, which we term the crater, remains accessible ❋ Alexander Von Humboldt (1814)

This crater is surrounded by optically dark material, which has been interpreted as volcanic ash deposits. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The crater from the Ranger impact is not well defined in the existing film database, especially as it appears at the boundary between two framelets. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The IDC fleet had recently been equipped with a new kind of battle cruiser, one that would prove to the rebels hiding out in crater bases on the moon that the government was still in control. ❋ Unknown (2008)

On top of that, I think they call the crater Darth Crater. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In fact, a crater is quite the opposite of what they should have. ❋ Unknown (2006)

"NASA illustrations" depict a stark burned-in crater underneath the LM descent engine (unrealisticly, and not in accordance with the local circumstances and laws of physics), there has to be one in real life too, and that the absence of same thus has to be "proof" for a faked landing. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The crater is only 75 miles across so it comes to a point and that point, if you think about it, is about as high in the air as I would have been when the details of the planet started to become clear to me on my imaginary ship. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The circular patch of bright material located at the centre of the crater is residual water ice. ❋ Unknown (2005)

The crater is 35 kilometres wide and has a maximum depth of approximately 2 kilometres beneath the crater rim. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Since the smaller crater is almost perfectly round, probably one bomb was exploded there. ❋ Unknown (2004)

The larger crater is irregularly shaped, so we think that several bombs were exploded there. ❋ Unknown (2004)

The crater is supposed to lead down into spirit-land. ❋ Unknown (1922)

The enormous crater is a lake of liquid fire, from six to nine miles in circumference. ❋ Unknown (1864)

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