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crater Explained

crater at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['kreıtə]

crater at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1613, from Gk. krater "bowl for mixing wine with water," from kera- "to mix." used in L. for bowl-shaped mouth of a volcano. Applied to features of the Moon since 1860. ///

crater at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: 'bowl for mixing things, crater', from Greek krater, from kerannynai 'to mix']//
1 a round hole in the ground made by something that has fallen on it or by an explosion: --craters on the moon's surface//
2 the round open top of a volcano:

crater at Spanish => English Of Explained:

caldera

cráter at Spanish => English Of Explained:

crater

crater at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Circular depression in the surface of a planetary body. Most craters are the result of impacts of meteorites or of volcanic explosions. Meteorite craters are more common on the moon and Mars and on other planets and natural satellites than on the earth, because most meteorites burn up in earth's atmosphere before reaching the earth and erosion hides past impacts. Craters made by exploding volcanoes (e.g., Crater Lake, Ore.) are more common on the earth than on the moon, Mars, or Jupiter's moon Io, where they have also been identified.

crater at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "crater":
abysm, abyss, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, armpit, basin,
birthmark, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister, bowl, bulla, cavity,
chasm, check, cicatrix, comedo, concave, concavity, crack, craze,
crevasse, crypt, cup, deep, defacement, defect, deformation,
deformity, depression, depth, dip, disfiguration, disfigurement,
distortion, fault, flaw, fold, follicle, freckle, funnel chest,
gulf, hemangioma, hickey, hole, hollow, hollow shell, keloid, kink,
lacuna, lentigo, milium, mole, needle scar, nevus, pimple, pit,
pock, pocket, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain,
punch bowl, pustule, rift, scab, scar, scoop, scratch,
sebaceous cyst, shaft, shell, sink, sinus, socket, split,
strawberry mark, sty, track, trough, twist, verruca, vesicle, vug,
wale, warp, wart, weal, well, welt, wen, whitehead,
yawning abyss

crater at Latin => English Of Explained:

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crater at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Depth): depth, deepness, profundity, depression, concavity, hollow, pit, shaft, well, crater, gulf, bowels of the earth, bottomlessness, hell, soundings, submersion, plummet, sound, probe.

[N] (Concavity): concavity, depression, dip, hollow, hollowness, indentation, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, lacuna, excavation, trough, furrow, cup, basin, crater, cell, receptacle, socket, valley, vale, dale, dell, nook, alcove.

crater at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun

1 a large hole in the top of a VOLCANO

2 a large hole in the ground caused by the explosion of a bomb or by sth large hitting it:
a meteorite crater

Crater at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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}.

crater at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

crater
n 1: a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano [syn: {volcanic
crater}]
2: a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra
and Corvus
3: a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite
or bomb

crater at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Crater|cráter|cratur|craytur|craythur

English

Etymology 1

First coined 1613, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » crater#Latin|crater|lang=la|basin, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κρατήρ||mixingbowl, wassail-bowl|tr=kratēr|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » κράμα||mixture||tr=krama|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » κεράννυμι||to mix, to mingle||tr=kerannumi|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈkɹeɪ.tə(ɹ)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kreI.t@(r)/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈkɹeɪ.tɚ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kreI.t@`/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪtə(r)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: astronom » y A hemispherical pit created by the impact of a meteorite or other object.
    1. Inter: geolog » y 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. Inter: informa » l The pit left by the explosion of a mine or bomb.
    3. Inter: informa » l Any large, roughly circular depression or hole.
      Synonyms
      * Inter: sense » astronomy astrobleme

  • Inter: sense » geology caldera
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » astronomy: hemispherical pit
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فوهة البركان|f|tr=fawwahat al-burkaan
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|кратер|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: qualifier » impact crater Inter: t » cmn|撞擊坑|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|撞击坑|tr=zhuàngjī-kēng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kráter|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|krater|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kraatteri
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cratère|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Krater|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κρατήρας|m|tr=kratíras

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: מכתש (makhtesh) {{m}}
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|cratere|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|クレーター|tr=kurētā
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|towl|m
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|krater|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кратер|m|tr=kráter
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|krater|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cráter|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|krater|c, Inter: t- » sv|nedslagskrater|c
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|кратер|m|tr=kráter


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » geology: opening of a volcano
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فوهة البركان|f|tr=fawwahat al-burkaan
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|кратер|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|火山口|tr=huǒshānkǒu|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|噴火口|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|喷火口|tr=pēnhuǒkǒu|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kráter|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kraatteri
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cratère|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Krater|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κρατήρας|m|tr=kratíras


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|cratere|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|クレーター|tr=kurētā, Inter: t- » ja|噴火口|tr=ふんかこう, funkakō
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|crater|m|alt=crātēr
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|krater|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кратер|m|tr=kráter
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|krater|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cráter|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|krater|c, Inter: t- » sv|vulkankrater|c
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|кратер|m|tr=kráter

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » pit left by an explosion
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فوهة البركان|f|tr=fawwahat al-burkaan
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|яма|f, Inter: t+ » bg|кратер|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|彈坑|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|弹坑|tr=dànkēng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kráter|m
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cratère|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Krater|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κρατήρας|m|tr=kratíras


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: מכתש (makhtesh) {{m}}
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|cratere|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|クレーター|tr=kurētā
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|krater|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кратер|m|tr=kráter
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|krater|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|krater|c
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|кратер|m|tr=kráter

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To collapse catastrophically; implode; hollow out; to become devastated or completely destroyed.
    1. : The economy is about to crater. -- Attributed by David Letterman to Sen. John McCain. NYTimes blog
    2. Inter: snowboardin » g To crash or fall.
    3. : He cratered into that snow bank about five seconds after his first lesson.

      Etymology 2

      Possibly a diminutive of cratur (dialect form of creature).

      Pronunciation

      Inter: a » Ireland Inter: IPA » /ˈkɹeː.təɹ/

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: Ireland » informal A term of endearment, a dote, a wretched thing.
  • : 1843 - I then had the two best tarriers beneath the canopy; this poor crater is their daughter," and he patted the dog's head affectionately.
    William Hamilton Maxwell, Wild Sports of the West: With Legendary Tales, and Local Sketches , Publisher R. Bentley, page 77,
  • : 1859 - She is a charming crater; I would venture to say that, if I was not her father.
    The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies ...
    Usage notes
    This term is still commonly used in speech but rarely appears in modern writing. Inter: also » craterin

    Anagrams

    * carter, Carter
  • tracer

  • Category: Category:en:Landforms -

    Latin

    Alternative forms

    * cratera

    Etymology

    From the romanized form of the Inter: etyl » grc|la (Doric) Inter: term » lang=grc|sc=Grek|κρατήρ|tr=krater||mixingbowl, wassail-bowl (Ionic) Inter: term » lang=grc|sc=Grek|κρητήρ|tr=kreter, from "to mix, mingle", from Inter: term » lang=grc|sc=Grek|κεράννυμι||tr=kerannumi|to mix, to mingle, to blend

    Noun

    Inter: la-noun » crātēr|crateris|crātēris|m|third
  • A basin or bowl for water or for mixing.
    1. The opening of a volcano.

      Inflection

      Inter: la-decl-3rd » crater|crātēr|crater|crātēr


    Translation: ar » crater
    Translation: de » crater
    Translation: et » crater
    Translation: el » crater
    Translation: eo » crater
    Translation: fr » crater
    Translation: gl » crater
    Translation: ko » crater
    Translation: io » crater
    Translation: it » crater
    Translation: kn » crater
    Translation: hu » crater
    Translation: mg » crater
    Translation: ml » crater
    Translation: my » crater
    Translation: pl » crater
    Translation: ru » crater
    Category: simple:crater -
    Translation: sk » crater
    Translation: fi » crater
    Translation: sv » crater
    Translation: ta » crater
    Translation: te » crater
    Translation: tr » crater
    Translation: vi » crater
    Translation: zh » crater

  • Crater at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » crater

    English

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » la crater, a "basin" or "cup", from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κρατήρ||mixingbowl, wassail-bowl|tr=kratēr|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » κράμα||mixture||tr=krama|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » κεράννυμι||to mix, to mingle||tr=kerannumi|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.

    Proper noun

    Inter: wikipedia » Crater (constellation)
    Crater
  • Inter: constellatio » n: A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a cup. It lies between the constellations Virgo and Hydra.

    Derived terms

    * Crateris

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » a constellation
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|Pohár|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Beker|m
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Coupe|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Becher|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|Κρατήρ|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|Begeret
  • Polish: Puchar {{m}}
  • Russian: Чаша
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|Crater

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * carter, Carter
    • tracer


    Translation: et » Crater
    Translation: el » Crater
    Translation: gl » Crater
    Translation: kn » Crater
    Translation: sv » Crater

    cráter at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » crater

    Galician

    Noun

    Inter: gl-noun » m|cráteres
  • crater

  • Category: Category:gl:Astronomy -
    Category: Category:gl:Geology -

    Spanish

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » m|pl=cráteres
  • crater

  • Translation: es » cráter
    Translation: eu » cráter
    Translation: ko » cráter
    Translation: io » cráter
    Translation: pl » cráter
    Translation: fi » cráter
    Translation: zh » cráter