Definition of Crater. Meaning of Crater. Synonyms of Crater

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Definition of Crater

Crater
Crater Cra"ter (kr?t?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.] 1. 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. 2. (Mil.) The pit left by the explosion of a mine. 3. (Astron.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup.

Meaning of Crater from wikipedia

- Crater may refer to: Impact crater, a depression caused by two celestial bodies impacting each other, such as a meteorite hitting a planet Explosion crater...
- The Chicxulub crater /ˈtʃiːkʃʊluːb/ (Mayan: [tʃʼikʃuluɓ]) is an impact crater buried underneath the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Its center is located...
- An impact crater is an approximately circular depression in the surface of a planet, moon, or other solid body in the Solar System or elsewhere, formed...
- The Darvaza gas crater (Turkmen: Garagum ýalkymy), also known as the Door to **** or Gates of ****, is a natural gas field collapsed into a cavern located...
- Crater Lake (Klamath: giiwas) is a crater lake in south-central Oregon in the western United States. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park...
- Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater approximately 37 miles (60 km) east of Flagstaff and 18 miles (29 km) west of Winslow in the northern Arizona...
- The Vredefort crater /ˈvrɛdəfɜːrt/ is the largest verified impact crater on Earth. More than 300 kilometres (190 mi) across when it was formed, what remains...
- A volcanic crater is an approximately circular depression in the ground caused by volcanic activity. It is typically a bowl-shaped feature within which...
- Patomskiy crater or Patom crater (Russian: Патомский кратер, (Patomskiy Krater), also known as Конус Колпакова, Konus Kolpakova "Kolpakov cone") or "Fire...
- Sunset Crater is a cinder cone located north of Flagstaff in U.S. State of Arizona. The crater is within the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument....
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