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Definition of the noun crater

What does crater mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • crater: craters
  • Crater: -

  1. a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of crater: volcanic crater
    • more generic terms: formation / geological formation = the geological features of the earth
    • more specific words:
      • caldera = a large crater caused by the violent explosion of a volcano that collapses into a depression
      • maar = a flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion
    • part of: volcano = a mountain formed by volcanic material
  2. a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • instance of: constellation = a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
  3. a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb

Alternative definition of the noun crater


  1. [astronomy] A hemispherical pit created by the impact of a meteorite or other object.
  2. [geology] 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.
  3. [informal] The pit left by the explosion of a mine or bomb.
  4. [informal] Any large, roughly circular depression or hole.
  5. [Ireland, informal] A term of endearment, a dote, a wretched thing.


  1. Crater a.k.a. Crater, Yemen: Crater, also Kraytar, is a district of the 'Adan Governorate, Yemen. Its official name is Seera. 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.
    • also known as Craiter District
    • part of Yemen
  2. Crater a.k.a. Crater, California: Crater is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California. It is located in the Last Chance Range 19 miles northwest of Ubehebe Crater, at an elevation of 5305 feet.

There are other places with in their name, like Crater lake, Meteor Crater, Crater Precinct, Crater of Diamonds, Crater Lake National Park, Crater of Diamonds State Park and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.


Crater is a fictional character from the 1950 film Winchester '73.


"Crater" is the debut album from the Swedish melodic death/thrash metal band, Fission.


"Crater" is a written work.


  1. Crater: 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.
  2. Crater is a website.

Phrases with Crater

Phrases starting with the word Crater:

  1. Crater Face
  2. Crater lake
  3. Crater Lake Currant

Phrases ending with the word Crater:

  1. lunar crater
  2. Queen Crater
  3. Impact crater
  4. Acineta Crater
  5. Serpula Crater
  6. volcanic crater
  7. Madrepora Crater
  8. Spike-Lip Crater
  9. Stelletta Crater
  10. Plumularia Crater
  11. Polyclinum Crater
  12. Textularia Crater
  13. Turbinaria crater
  14. Chaunangium Crater
  15. Macroclinum Crater
  16. Aulacodiscus crater
  17. Austrosciapus Crater

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Crater

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Google previewBiblical Geology (2014)

The Gap Theory Model of Creation in Light of its Experienced and Critical Opponents by Daniel G. McCrillis, Th. D.

Toms Canyon Crater is an impact crater located about 100miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Toms Canyon Crater is the site where one or more objects from space struck the Atlantic continental shelf. The Toms Canyon impact...

Google previewThe Commonwealth Yearbook 2005 (2005)

by Richard Green

The Tswaing Crater is a must see for any local or international tourist visiting Cauteng. The crater is an impressive ...

Google previewDomain (2009)

by Steve Alten

Named for the Yucatan town located between Progreso and Merida, the Chicxulub crater is the largest impact basin to form on our planet over the last billion...

Google previewEthnology of Vanuatu (1996)

An Early Twentieth Century Study by Felix Speiser

The eastern crater is the higher; in April 1911 it was inactive. The northwest rim of the...

Google previewThe Mid-Pacific Magazine ... (1917)

by Alexander Hume Ford

The crater is a sunken pit surrounded by perpendicular walls, four or five hundred feet high; and the appearance of the interior in the day time is like that of a deposit of pitch...

Google previewTextbooks of Operative Neurosurgery ( 2 Vol.) (2005)

by Ramamurthi

papule, which enlarges rapidly to reach a diameter of 2-4 cm in a short period with a central crater is the characteristic finding. Malignant change is possible and should be suspected in atypical lesions. After a period of time, the lesion ...

Google previewThe Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1859 (2013)

by Various

Its principal crater is that of Kilauea on the eastern slope, at an elevation of 4,104 feet above the sea, an account of which is given in the following pages. Its eruptions are not confined, however, to this cra~ ter, but occur on all sides of the ...

Google previewLife in the Universe (2005)

From the Miller Experiment to the Search for Life on other Worlds by Joseph Seckbach, Julian Chela-Flores, Tobias Owen, FRANCOIS Raulin

The Chicxulub impact crater is a possible trigger for the mass extinction that ...

Google previewFodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris (2013)

with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and the Seychelles by Fodor's

But the crater is a once-in-a-lifetime experience so grit your teeth, ignore all the other tourists, and enjoy one of the world's most spectacular destinations.

Google previewPlanets (2002)

by Nicola Moon

crater A crater is a big hole which has been made by something heavy hitting the ground. 5 gas Gas is like air. It can move about to fill up any space. Many gases are invisible, but some are coloured, and some are smelly. 7, 16 □ moon A ...

Google previewNorthern Tanzania (2009)

With Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar by Philip Briggs

The Ngorongoro Crater is the main focal point of tourist activity in the NCA. But those who have the time can explore any number of less publicised natural features further afield. Olduvai Gorge, for instance, is the site of some of Africa's most ...

Google previewFirst Steps in the Origin of Life in the Universe (2001)

Proceedings of the Sixth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution, Trieste, Italy, 18-22 September, 2000 by Julián Chela Flores, Julian Chela-Flores, Tobias Owen, FRANCOIS Raulin

GENTA Mechanics Department, Politecnico di Torino Cor so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino, Italy The farside of the Moon is the best place for a radioastronomic and SETI observatory and Saha Crater is a very suitable location.

Google previewNgorongoro Conservation Area (2003)

by Chris Stuart, Tilde Stuart

The Ngorongoro Crater is a microcosm of Africa. It has an abundance of resident game species and one of the continent's highest densities of lion and spotted hyena. Apart from its multitude of natural splendours, it is also an experiment in ...

Google's Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists (2010)

Fascinating Facts and Shocking Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History, and More by Jamie Frater

meteor crater (arizona) Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater located about 43 miles east of Flagstaff, near Winslow, in the northern Arizona desert of the United States. Because the U.S. Department of the Interior Division of Names ...

Google previewBetter Than Babylon (2012)

A New Vision for Western Culture by Thomas G. Casey

Ten kilometers under the crater is a reservoir of molten rock, or magma, that is 400 square kilometers large. Sooner or later it is going to erupt. A lot of us are coming to a similar realization about climate change. Something cataclysmic seems ...

Google previewEarth and the Solar System (2009)

by Carol Ballard

The biggest crater is called Crater Tycho. It is so big you can even see it from Earth. AMAZING FACT There is no an Moon! This is because wind is just moving air —and the Moon doesn't have any air. The Moon and TIDES The Moon's gravity ...

Google previewGeography: A Visual Encyclopedia (2013)

by DK

The Ouarkziz Crater wasphotographed in 2012 by a crew member on the International Space Station.

Ouarkziz Crater Algeria Location Northwest Algeria Date of impact 70 million years ago Width 2 miles (3.5 km) Type Simple Originally ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

crater — The pit, depression, or cavity formed in the surface of the Earth by an explosion. It may range from saucer shaped to conical, depending largely on the depth of burst. In the case of a deep underground burst, no rupture of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

Ejecta deposited near the crater rim is coarser grained than ejecta far from the rim. In this way, deep-seated (coarse) materials that only just make it over the crater rim form the rim deposits, while originally shallow materials are deposited at ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Astronomy (1985)

by Valerie Illingworth

Crater (Cup). An inconspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near Leo, the brightest stars being of 4th magnitude. Abbrev.: Crt; genitive form: Crateris; approx. position: RA 11.5h, dec -15°; area: 282 sq deg. crater ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Philippines (2012)

by Artemio R. Guillermo

Its 406-meter-high crater is described as “a crater within an island within a lake” because it stands as an island in Taal Lake. The lake was formed after the volcano, which used to be much larger, collapsed. The ridges around Tagaytay City, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

crater 1. A bowl-shaped topographic depression with steep slopes; a volcanic orifice. Craters are formed naturally by two general processes: impact (as from an asteroid, comet, or meteoroid strike); ( see ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

crater 140 and the jaw. The chondrocranium includes the floor of the cranium. The splanchnocranium gives rise to the visceral skeleton (gill arches and derivatives such as larynx and trachea). crater 1. General term for a circular, funnelshaped ...

Google previewASM Materials Engineering Dictionary (1992)

by Joseph R. Davis, ASM International

crack-extension resistance crater wear usage, crack extension force is commonly associated with linear-elastic methods of analysis. See also J-integral. crack- extension resistance (Kg). A measure of the resistance of a material to crack ...

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Small photo of Ngorongoro craterSmall photo of Aerial view of tourism site Sikidang Crater, Dieng Plateau, Indonesia. It still active and explosive. It generates sulfur gas. There are some other craters aorund it utilized as steam power plant.Small photo of Aerial view of tourism site Sikidang Crater, Dieng Plateau, Indonesia. It still active and explosive. It generates sulfur gas. There are some other craters aorund it utilized as steam power plant.Small photo of Molokini Crater - Aerial View Near Maui - HawaiiSmall photo of Tanzania Ngorogoro craterSmall photo of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania - January 6, 2013: Masai african tribe with their colorful traditional clothing, walking away in the Ngorongoro Crater.Small photo of Mount Ngauruhoe and the Red Crater More...

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Scrabble value of C3R1A1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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