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volcano
cutaway of an erupting volcano

vol·ca·no

 (vŏl-kā′nō)
n. pl. vol·ca·noes or vol·ca·nos
1.
a. An opening in the earth's crust from which lava, ash, and hot gases flow or are ejected during an eruption.
b. A similar opening on the surface of another celestial object.
2. A usually cone-shaped mountain formed from the materials issuing from such an opening.

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

volcano

(vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ)
n, pl -noes or -nos
1. (Physical Geography) 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
2. (Physical Geography) a mountain formed from volcanic material ejected from a vent in a central crater
[C17: from Italian, from Latin Volcānus Vulcan1, whose forges were believed to be responsible for volcanic rumblings]

vol•ca•no

(vɒlˈkeɪ noʊ)

n., pl. -noes, -nos.
1. a vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals.
2. a mountain or hill, usu. having a cuplike crater at the summit, formed around such a vent from the ash and lava expelled through it.
[1605–15; < Italian < Latin Volcānus, variant of Vulcānus Vulcan]
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vol·ca·no

(vŏl-kā′nō)
1. An opening in the Earth's crust from which lava, ash, and hot gases flow or are thrown out during an eruption.
2. A usually cone-shaped mountain formed by the materials that flowed or were thrown out from such an opening. See more at tectonic boundary.

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A hole or fissure in the ground from which lava and other volcanic products emerge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volcano - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases eruptvolcano - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening
eructation, extravasation, eruption - (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
active - (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"
2.volcano - a mountain formed by volcanic materialvolcano - a mountain formed by volcanic material
mountain, mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
crater, volcanic crater - a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano

volcano

noun

Volcanoes

Antisana, Apo, Askja, Cameroon, Chimborazo, Citlaltépetl, Corcovado, Cotopaxi, Egmont, Elgon, El Misti, Erciyas Dagi, Erebus, Etna, Fuji, Haleakala, Hekla, Helgafell, Huascarán or Huascán, Iliamna, Ixtaccihuatl or Iztaccihuatl, Katmai, Kazbek, Kenya, Krakatoa or Krakatau, Lassen Peak, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Mayon, Mount St. Helens, Nevado de Colima, Nevado de Toluca, Paricutín, Pelée, Popocatépetl, Santa Maria, Semeru or Semeroe, Soufrière, Stromboli, Suribachi, Taal, Tambora, Teide or Teyde, Tolima, Tristan da Cunha, Vesuvius
Translations
вулкан
sopkavulkán
vulkan
vulkano
vulkaan
آتش‌فشان
tulivuori
vulkan
vulkántűzhányó
eldfjall
噴火口
화산
ugnikalnisvulkanasvulkaninis
vulkāns
sopkavulkán
vulkanognjenik
vulkan
ภูเขาไฟ
вулкан
núi lửa

volcano

[vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ] N (volcanoes or volcanos (pl)) → volcán m

volcano

[vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ] [volcanoes] (pl) nvolcan m

volcano

nVulkan m

volcano

[vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ] n (volcanoes (pl)) → vulcano

volcano

(volˈkeinəu) plural volˈcanoes noun
a hill or mountain with an opening through which molten rock, ashes etc periodically erupt, or have erupted in the past, from inside the earth. The village was destroyed when the volcano erupted.
volˈcanic (-ˈkӕ-) adjective
of, like, or produced by, a volcano. volcanic rock.

volcano

بُرْكان sopka vulkan Vulkan ηφαίστειο volcán tulivuori volcan vulkan vulcano 噴火口 화산 vulkaan vulkan wulkan vulcão вулкан vulkan ภูเขาไฟ volkan núi lửa 火山
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Excuse me, I was looking for the Weekly Volcano office.
He was like a tiny little volcano that lies silent for days and then suddenly spouts fire.
So that though Moby Dick had in a former year been seen, for example, on what is called the Seychelle ground in the Indian ocean, or Volcano Bay on the Japanese Coast; yet it did not follow, that were the pequod to visit either of those spots at any subsequent corresponding season, she would infallibly encounter him there.
The firm tower, that is Ahab; the volcano, that is Ahab; the courageous, the undaunted, and victorious fowl, that, too, is Ahab; all are Ahab; and this round gold is but the image of the rounder globe, which, like a magician's glass, to each and every man in turn but mirrors back his own mysterious self.
shouting, stamping, singing, a very volcano of energy.
He folded his arms, tightly pressed in his lips, but a whole volcano of bitter feelings burned in his bosom, and sent streams of fire through his veins.
There it was, as sure a fact and as substantial a fact as any serene volcano, standing innocent with its smokeless summit in the blue sky and giving no sign of the rising hell in its bowels.
An explosion of a smouldering volcano long suppressed, was the result of an internal contest more easily conceived than described.
de Bonaparte; do not conceal anything, however serious, -- let us see, the Island of Elba is a volcano, and we may expect to have issuing thence flaming and bristling war -- bella, horrida bella.
The moaning of waves, the noise of thunder, the roaring of a volcano, cannot be compared with the tempest of cries heard at that moment.
That the land may have been thrown up by a submarine volcano is as possible as anything else.
Hitherto he had been deeply agitated by his emotions; but now the volcano burst its boundaries.