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Meaning of CRATER

Pronunciation:  'kreytur, 'kreytur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
  2. [n]  a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus
  3. [n]  a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano

CRATER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: volcanic crater
 See Also: caldera, cleft, collector, constellation, crack, crevice, depression, fissure, lunar crater, maar, natural depression, scissure, volcano



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a crater in your dream indicates that aspects of your unconscious are being slowly revealed to you. This dream symbol is also symbolic of past memories and experiences.
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