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Meaning of VOLCANO

Pronunciation:  vâl'keynow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
  2. [n]  a mountain formed by volcanic material
 

VOLCANO is a 7 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: vent
 
 See Also: Cameroon, Citlaltepetl, cleft, Colima, Cotacachi, Cotopaxi, crack, crater, crevice, Demavend, El Misti, Etna, fissure, Fuego, Fuji, Fuji-san, Fujiyama, Galeras, Guallatiri, Huainaputina, Klyuchevskaya, Krakatao, Krakatau, Krakatoa, Lascar, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, mount, Mount Etna, Mount Orizaba, Mount Saint Helens, Mount St. Helens, Mount Vesuvius, mountain, Mt Etna, Mt Orizaba, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Vesuvius, Nevado de Colima, Pasto, Pico de Orizaba, Purace, Sangay, scissure, Tupungatito, Vesuvius, Volcan de Colima, volcanic crater

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vol*ca"no\, n.; pl. {Volcanoes}. [It. volcano, vulcano,
fr. L. Vulcanus Vulkan, the god of fire. See {Vulkan}.]
(Geol.)
A mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form,
from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like,
are ejected; -- often popularly called a {burning mountain}.

Note: Volcanoes include many of the most conspicuous and
      lofty mountains of the earth, as Mt. Vesuvius in Italy
      (4,000 ft. high), Mt. Loa in Hawaii (14,000 ft.),
      Cotopaxi in South America (nearly 20,000 ft.), which
      are examples of active volcanoes. The crater of a
      volcano is usually a pit-shaped cavity, often of great
      size. The summit crater of Mt. Loa has a maximum length
      of 13,000 ft., and a depth of nearly 800 feet. Beside
      the chief crater, a volcano may have a number of
      subordinate craters.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a volcano in your dream indicates violent disputes or repressed thoughts. Your emotions are about to "erupt". Your honesty and fair character may also be threatened or attacked.
 

 

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