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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.
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