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geyser
Water contained in porous rock seeps into an opening. Heated by magma below, it escapes under pressure to the earth's surface.

gey·ser

 (gī′zər)
n.
1. A natural hot spring that intermittently ejects a column of water and steam into the air.
2. (gē′zər) Chiefly British A gas-operated hot-water heater.

[After Icelandic Geysir, name of a hot spring of southwest Iceland, from geysa, to gush, from Old Norse; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

geyser

(ˈɡiːzə; US ˈɡaɪzər)
n
1. (Geological Science) a spring that discharges steam and hot water
2. (Building) Brit a domestic gas water heater
[C18: from Icelandic Geysir, from Old Norse geysa to gush]

gey•ser

(ˈgaɪ zər, -sər for 1, 3; ˈgi zər for 2 )

n.
1. a hot spring that intermittently sends up fountainlike jets of water and steam into the air.
2. Brit. a hot-water heater.
[1755–65; < Icelandic Geysir, name of a hot spring in Iceland, literally, gusher, derivative of geysa to gush]

gey·ser

(gī′zər)
A natural hot spring that regularly ejects a spray of steam and boiling water into the air. The water is heated by coming in contact with hot rock or steam underground.

geyser

- From Icelandic Geysir, "hot spring," from Old Norse geysa, "pour or rush forth."
See also related terms for pour.

geyser

A periodic fountain forced up by the pressure of steam produced by hot rocks heating underground water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geyser - a spring that discharges hot water and steamgeyser - a spring that discharges hot water and steam
natural spring, outpouring, fountain, spring, outflow - a natural flow of ground water
Verb1.geyser - to overflow like a geyser
brim over, overflow, well over, run over, overrun - flow or run over (a limit or brim)
Translations
سَخّان حَمّامفَوّارة ماء ساخِن
bojlergejzírkarmaohřívač vody
gejservandvarmer
gejzírvízmelegítõ
goshvervatnshitunardunkur
geizeriskaršto vandens šaltinisvandens šildytuvas
geizersūdens sildītājs
gejzírprietokový ohrievač vody
gayzerşofben

geyser

[ˈgiːzəʳ] (US) [ˈgaɪzəʳ] N (Geog) → géiser m; (= water heater) → calentador m de agua

geyser

[ˈgaɪzər ˈgiːzər] (US) n
(to heat water)chauffe-eau m inv
(natural)geyser m

geyser

n
(Geol) → Geiser m, → Geysir m
(= domestic geyser)Durchlauferhitzer m

geyser

[ˈgiːzəʳ] n (Geog) → geyser m inv; (water heater) → scaldabagno

geyser

(ˈgiːzə) , ((American) ˈgaizər) noun
1. an underground spring that produces and sends out hot water and steam. There are geysers in Iceland and New Zealand.
2. a small gas or electric water heater in a bathroom, kitchen etc.
References in classic literature ?
Each day the train disgorged passengers for the Geysers, and Billy, as if accustomed to it all his life, took the reins of six horses and drove a full load over the mountains in stage time.
Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour.
There is this to be said for your shy, cautious man, that on the rare occasions when he does tap the vein of eloquence that vein becomes a geyser.
It was as if their barnyard well had burst into a mighty, high-shooting geyser.
My eyes were directed toward the point at which the liner had disappeared when there came from the depths of the ocean the muffled reverberation of an explosion, and almost simultaneously a geyser of water in which were shattered lifeboats, human bodies, steam, coal, oil, and the flotsam of a liner's deck leaped high above the surface of the sea--a watery column momentarily marking the grave of another ship in this greatest cemetery of the seas.
Little Mildred, who was always more of a woman than a man till "Boot and saddle" was sounded, repeated the question in a voice that would have drawn confidences from a geyser.
What attracted Challenger, on the other hand, was a bubbling, gurgling mud geyser, where some strange gas formed great bursting bubbles upon the surface.
He could not kill little Tibo's mother, nor could he stand and face this verbal geyser.
This mighty geyser of wires is fifty tons in weight and would, if straightened out into a single line, connect New York with Chicago.
Citizens during winter, should use domestic appliances especially water geysers and room heaters properly and in accordance with the requirement, Shahid Akram,Chief Media Officer Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Company Limited (SNGPL) said on Friday.
Geysers are faults in the hydrothermal system of Earth's crust.
Carbonation helps Yellowstone's geysers erupt like shaken cans of soda, scientists report in two new studies.