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volcano (crack)

Definition:

a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which ash, molten lava, and/or gas erupts

Class:

object noun (natural, not man-made, objects)

Plurals:

volcanoes | volcanos

Type of:

crack » opening » space » location

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

vent | vol. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Italian vulcano "burning mountain", from Latin Vulcanus "Vulcan", Roman god of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of volcano...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

volcano [geology]

vent in the crust of the Earth or another planet or satellite, from which issue eruptions of molten rock, hot rock fragments, and hot gases. A ... (26 of 1645 words, 53 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/632130​/volcano

Wikipedia:

Volcano

an opening, or rupture, in a planet's surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface. Volcanoes are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. A mid-oceanic ... (40 of 6234 words, pronunciation, 17 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Volcano

Volcano (disambiguation)

a geological landform usually generated by the eruption through a vent in a planet's surface of magma. Volcano may also refer to: Volcano Island, Philippines | Volcano Islands, Japan, a part of Bonin Islands | Vulcano island, Italy, north of Sicily | ... (39 of 523 words, 43 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Volcano (disambiguation)

Merriam-Webster:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural] | flash point [synonym, sense-specific] | powder keg [synonym, sense-specific] | time bomb [synonym, sense-specific] | tinderbox [synonym, sense-specific] | hot button [similar, sense-specific] | third rail [similar, sense-specific]

a vent in the crust of the earth or another planet or a moon from which ... | something of explosively violent potential (22 of 127 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/volcano

New World Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

a vent in the earth's crust through which molten rock (lava), rock ... | a cone-shaped hill or mountain, wholly or chiefly of volcanic materials, ... (24 of 80 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/volcano

American Heritage Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

An opening in the earth's crust through which molten lava, ash, and gases are ejected. | A similar opening on the surface of another planet. | A ... (25 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/volcano

Collins Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

an opening in the earth's crust from which molten lava, rock fragments, ashes, dust, and gases are ejected from below the earth's surface | a mountain ... (25 of 413 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/volcano

Oxford Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

a mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or vent through ... | a state or situation which is liable to erupt into anger or violence (26 of 102 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/volcano

Columbia Encyclopedia:

volcano

vents or fissures in the earth's crust through which gases, molten rock, or lava, and solid fragments are discharged. Their study is called ... (23 of 82 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0851112​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

volcano [countable] | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

a mountain that forces hot gas, rocks, ash, and lava (=melted rock) into the air through a hole at the top. Some volcanoes are not immediately ... (26 of 82 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/volcano

Random House Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

a vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals. | a mountain or hill, ... (24 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/volcano

Cambridge Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural] | volcanic [adjective, derived]

a mountain with a large circular hole at the top through which lava (hot liquid rock) gases, steam and dust are or have been forced out (26 of 54 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/volcano

Wiktionary:

volcano | volcanos [plural] | volcanoes [plural]

A vent or fissure on the surface of a planet (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet or moon, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface. (38 of 50 words, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/volcano

Encarta Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

a naturally occurring opening in the surface of the Earth through which molten, gaseous, and solid material is ejected | a mountain created by the ... (24 of 134 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732442​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

volcano

First use: 1610s

Origin: Italian vulcano "burning mountain", from Latin Vulcanus "Vulcan", Roman god of fire, also "fire, flames, volcano". The name was first ... (21 of 36 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=volcano

American Heritage Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

Origin: Italian, from Spanish volcán or Portuguese volcão, both probably from Latin volcānus, vulcānus, fire, flames, from Volcānus, Vulcan.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/volcano

Collins Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Italian, from Latin VolcānusVulcan1, whose forges were believed to be responsible for volcanic rumblings

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/volcano

Merriam-Webster:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

First use: 1613

Origin: Italian or Spanish; Italian vulcano, from Spanish volcán, ultimately from Latin Volcanus Vulcan

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/volcano

Wiktionary:

volcano | volcanos [plural] | volcanoes [plural]

Origin: Italian vulcano, from Latin Vulcanus ("Vulcan") the Roman god of fire and metalworking.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/volcano

Oxford Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Italian, from Latin Volcanus "Vulcan"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/volcano

New World Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

Origin: Italian from Latin Volcanus, "Vulcan"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/volcano

Encarta Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Italian from Latin Volcanus, Vulcanus "Vulcan"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732442​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

volcano | volcanos [plural] | volcanoes [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "volcano"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/volcano

Collins Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "volcano"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/volcano

Macmillan British Dictionary:

volcano [countable] | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "volcano"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/volcano

Macmillan American Dictionary:

volcano [countable] | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "volcano"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/volcano

Cambridge Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "volcano"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "volcano"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/volcano

the Free Dictionary:

volcano

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "volcano"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "volcano"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "volcano" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/volcano

Google Dictionary:

volcano | volcanoes [plural] | volcanos [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "volcano"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=volcano

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

volcano

Audio: North American pronunciation of "volcano"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=volcan​05 word=volcano

YourDictionary Audio:

volcano

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "volcano" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/volcano

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