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Definition of the noun lava

What does lava mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lavas

  1. rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface
    • examples: The volcano shoots out flames and lava. | The lava burned away the houses at the edge of the village. | Tom is a solid and determined man, but sometimes he's as impetuous as a river of molten lava. | Announced on the 16th of October of 2012, Alpha Centauri Bb may be the closest planet outside our Solar System and may be a "lava world." | Lava lamps are awesome. | The floor is lava! | Tom and Mary played a game pretending that the floor is lava. | Puyehue Volcano keeps on spewing lava. | Mount Etna has erupted, sending lava and ash plumes into the Sicilian sky.
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic term: volcanic rock = extrusive igneous rock solidified near or on the surface of the Earth
    • more specific terms:
      • aa = a dry form of lava resembling clinkers
      • pahoehoe = freely flowing lava
      • pillow lava = lava that hardened in rounded shapes suggestive of pillows


  1. "Lava" is a 2014 animated musical short film, produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Directed by James Ford Mur­phy and pro­duced by Andrea War­ren, it premiered at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival on June 14, 2014 and will be theatrically released with Pixar's Inside Out on June 19, 2015.
  2. "Lava" a.k.a. "Lavaa" is a 1985 family drama film written by Anees Bazmee, Ravindra Peepat and Vinay Shukla and directed by Ravindra Peepat.
  3. "Lava" is a 2001 film directed by Joe Tucker.
  4. "Lava" is a 1980 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Hariharan and produced by GP Balan. The film stars Prem Nazir, Jagathy Sreekumar, Prameela and Sathar in lead roles. The film had musical score by G. Devarajan.
  5. "Lava" a.k.a. "A Tale of Adam Mickiewicz's 'Forefathers' Eve": A Tale of Adam Mickiewicz's 'Forefathers' Eve is a 1989 film directed by Tadeusz Konwicki.


  1. Lava is a fictional character from the 1963 film Lava Kusa.
  2. Lava is a fictional character from the 2000 film Bring It On.


  1. Lava a.k.a. André Lavaquial is a cinematographer, casting director, film director and producer.
  2. Lava a.k.a. J. Lava is a pornographic actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Tiva Lava, Lava Buckley, William Lava, Lava Ann Mitchell, Carlos "Ling" Lava and Sven Lava Polhammer.

Phrases with Lava

Phrases starting with the word Lava:

  1. Lava Dock
  2. Lava dome
  3. Lava Gull
  4. Lava lamp
  5. Lava Aster
  6. Lava Heron
  7. Lava Lobelia
  8. Lava Dubautia
  9. Lava Melicope
  10. Lava Cyrtandra
  11. Lava Clermontia
  12. Lava Deathcamas
  13. Lava Hau Kuahiwi
  14. Lava Bur Cucumber
  15. Lava Burr Cucumber

Phrases ending with the word Lava:

  1. pillow lava
  2. Hawinella Lava
  3. Heteroliodon Lava
  4. species Hawinella lava

Other phrase containing the word Lava:

  1. Molten Lava Cake

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lava

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Google previewImplementation and Application of Functional Languages (2010)

21st International Symposium, IFL 2009, South Orange, NJ, USA, September 23-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers by Marco T. Morazán, Sven-Bodo Scholz

Kansas Lava is a domain specific language for hardware description. Though there have...

Lava is the name given for a family of Haskell hosted Embedded DSLs for expressing (typically) gate-level hardware descriptions.

Google previewJava Programming: Comprehensive Concepts and Techniques (2012)

by Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Joy L. Starks, Michael Mick

lava is the fastest growing programming language in the world, due in part to the design team's successful effort to make the language...

Google previewStandard Handbook for Electrical Engineers (1918)

by Frank Fuller Fowle

Lava is a mineral talc, which has the chemical composition HiMgi- SuOn, or hydrated magnesium silicate, and is similar to soaps tone, pumice and talc. It is slightly soluble in hydrochloric acid, but is not attacked by other acids or alkalies.

Google previewHandbook of MRI Scanning (2012)

by Geraldine Burghart, Carol Ann Finn

3D LAVA is a high-resolution, dynamic, multi-phase T1 SPGR image with saturated fat. This contrast-enhanced sequence can identify the arterial, venous, and equilibrium phases of the liver and abdominal structures, as well as blood vessels.

Google previewThe Splitting of the World (2006)

by Susie Haberfeld

Great columns of fire rose from the living core through the ocean to the surface, for indeed, lava is the flesh of Karan. The ocean was cold and the air above the ocean was cold space, unfit for life, so the flesh of Karan hardened and froze as it ...

Google previewScience Labs, Grades K-2 (2008)

by Shell Education

When magma reaches the surface, it is called lava. The lava cools and forms new rock on the ocean floor. Molten magma rises to the surface through cracks in Earth's crust.

Google previewWhat Are the 7 Wonders of the Natural World? (2013)

by Amy Graham

Magma is called lava once it reaches the surface of the earth. Volcanoes and earthquakes happen most often where the tectonic plates meet. As the plates collide, the ground shakes and shifts—an earthquake has occurred. From Cornfield to ...

Google previewThe Worst Volcanic Eruptions of All Time (2012)

by Suzanne Garbe

Once the magma reaches the surface, it is called lava. Volcanoes come in different shapes and sizes. They exist on land and underwater. Some eruptions kill thousands of people, while others kill no one. Eruptions can last one day or ...

Google previewVenturing the Deep Sea (2006)

by Laurie Lindop

(Lava is the term for molten rock once it has left Earth's interior.) Walking around the photos, the FAMOUS team tried to envision what they would encounter thousands of feet below the waves. In August 1973 the French bathyscaphe began ...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1852)

by Johann Georg Heck

sometimes giving rise to lava arches such as are met with in Iceland (pi. 52, fig. 3) . Whenlava currents pour into lakes, they sometimes dry these up ; an example of this is furnished by the volcano Krabla in Iceland, whose inner crater is ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

lava A molten or partly molten mass of MAGMA extruded from a volcano or volcanic fissure and the rock that forms as a result of cooling and solidification. The ac- cumulation of single extrusions, ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Reptiles (2004)

by Murray Wrobel

d Glattkehlgebirgseidechse 8330 Tropidurus Squamata - Iguanaidae e Lava Lizards; Keel-tailed Lizards; Thornytails d Kielechsen; Kielschwänze; Kielschwanzleguane 8331 Tropidurus amathites Squamata ...

Google previewFirefly Geography Dictionary (2003)

by Firefly Books

LAVA occurred there was volcanic activity, for example in northern Ireland and western Scotland, similar to the present activity along the Mid-Atlantic (or Laurentia) Ridge in Iceland and elsewhere. SEE ALSO continental drift, plate tectonics ...

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Quotes about Lava

Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake. (Byron)
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Scrabble value of L1A1V4A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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