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Boul·der

 (bōl′dər)
A city of north-central Colorado northwest of Denver. It is a major Rocky Mountains resort and the seat of the University of Colorado (opened 1877).

boul·der

also bowl·der  (bōl′dər)
n.
A large rounded mass of rock lying on the surface of the ground or embedded in the soil.

[Middle English bulder, of Scandinavian origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

boulder

(ˈbəʊldə)
n
1. (Geological Science) a smooth rounded mass of rock that has a diameter greater than 25cm and that has been shaped by erosion and transported by ice or water from its original position
2. (Geological Science) geology a rock fragment with a diameter greater than 256 mm and thus bigger than a cobble
[C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect bullersten, from Old Swedish bulder rumbling + sten stone]
ˈbouldery adj

boul•der

(ˈboʊl dər)

n.
a detached and rounded or worn rock, esp. a large one.
[1610–20; Middle English bulderston < Scandinavian]

Boul•der

(ˈboʊl dər)

n.
a city in N Colorado. 75,990.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boulder - a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of originboulder - a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
glacial boulder - a boulder that has been carried by a glacier to a place far distant from its place of origin
river boulder - a boulder that has been carried by a river to a place remote from its place of origin
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
shore boulder - a boulder found on a shore remote from its place of origin
2.Boulder - a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town
Centennial State, Colorado, CO - a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
Translations
صَخْرَه، جَلْمود
balvan
rullesten
ŝtonego
järkälelohkare
szikla: nagy szikladarab/kő
akmuoriedulys
laukakmens
balvan
kaya kütlesi/parçası

boulder

[ˈbəʊldəʳ] Ncanto m rodado

boulder

[ˈbəʊldər] ngros rocher m (généralement lisse, arrondi)

boulder

nFelsblock m, → Felsbrocken m

boulder

[ˈbəʊldəʳ] nmasso, macigno

boulder

(ˈbəuldə) noun
a large rock or stone. a boulder on the hillside.
References in classic literature ?
With the coming of night he set forth, and Werper, who had scaled the cliffs alone behind the ape-man's party, and hidden through the day among the rough boulders of the mountain top, slunk stealthily after him.
Their way led directly towards the apparent source of the river at the base of the cliffs, and as I neared this point I found the meadow dotted with huge boulders that the ravages of time had evidently dislodged from the towering crags above.
Enormous granite boulders blocked the way on every hand; deep rifts in the ice threatened to engulf us at the least misstep; and from the north a slight breeze wafted to our nostrils an unspeakable stench that almost choked us.
She loved the gentle, misty harbor shore and the silvery, wind-haunted sand shore, but best of all she loved the rock shore, with its cliffs and caves and piles of surf-worn boulders, and its coves where the pebbles glittered under the pools; and it was to this shore she hied herself tonight.
Now the spates are banked and deep; now the footless boulders leap-- Now the lightning shows each littlest leaf-rib clear-- But thy throat is shut and dried, and thy heart against thy side
Hartung to inquire whether he had observed erratic boulders on these islands, and he answered that he had found large fragments of granite and other rocks, which do not occur in the archipelago.
Far below the jagged points of the boulders bristled up, dark and menacing.
The sixth volume of the 'Geological Transactions' contains two papers of mine on the Erratic Boulders and Volcanic Phenomena of South America.
After a while a familiar face with fixed eyes and an open mouth became visible in the intense obscurity amongst the boulders.
The glacier streams gather and flow through it in a broad and rushing brook to a narrow cleft between lofty precipices; here the rushing brook becomes a mad torrent and goes booming and thundering down toward Kandersteg, lashing and thrashing its way over and among monster boulders, and hurling chance roots and logs about like straws.
The spot I had chosen for my observations was the top of a large, flat boulder which rose six or eight feet above the turf.
Why not here, as well as in a feather bed, twenty years hence," he muttered, as he seated himself in the shelter of a boulder.