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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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geyser

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

A periodic fountain forced up by the pressure of steam produced by hot rocks heating underground water.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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)
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

geyser

[ˈgaɪzər ˈgiːzər] (US) n
(to heat water)chauffe-eau m inv
(natural)geyser m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

geyser

n
(Geol) → Geiser m, → Geysir m
(= domestic geyser)Durchlauferhitzer m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

geyser

[ˈgiːzəʳ] n (Geog) → geyser m inv; (water heater) → scaldabagno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
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 after years of silence and monosyllables Dudley Pickering was endeavouring to restore the average.
It was as if their barnyard well had burst into a mighty, high-shooting geyser. To her dying day would she remember that surge of passion.
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. The man only smiled.
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. With a quick gesture of impatience at the spoiling of his evening's entertainment, he wheeled and leaped away into the darkness.
This mighty geyser of wires is fifty tons in weight and would, if straightened out into a single line, connect New York with Chicago.
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.
"The life-like tea leaf design allows people to feel the tea leaves on the outside of the bottle, which echo the origins of our pure black tea," said Doug MacLean, CEO, Crystal Geyser Water Company.
I thought about the geysers in Iceland and decided to launch a sponsored 'fountain to geyser' trek.
Enceladus was perfectly backlit by the Sun, allowing ice particles in its geyser plumes to be easily observed; and at the same time, Cassini was in Saturn's shadow.