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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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There is an isle in the sea--not far from the Happy Isles of Zarathustra-- on which a volcano ever smoketh; of which isle the people, and especially the old women amongst them, say that it is placed as a rock before the gate of the nether-world; but that through the volcano itself the narrow way leadeth downwards which conducteth to this gate.
"It is, perhaps, only a volcano in full activity," said he.
"I may be a baby," said the Mouse, gravely, as he passed outward through the forest of shins, "but I know tolerably well how to diagnose a volcano."
"What a charming creature your younger girl is," said the visitor; "a little volcano!"
Dashwood, editor of the Weekly Volcano. She had never read Sartor Resartus, but she had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
The instant Groslow put his foot upon the hatchway steps the ship opened like the crater of a volcano. A burst of flame rose toward the skies with an explosion like that of a hundred cannon; the air burned, ignited by flaming embers, then the frightful lightning disappeared, the brands sank, one after another, into the abyss, where they were extinguished, and save for a slight vibration in the air, after a few minutes had elapsed one would have thought that nothing had happened.
It is supposed that these vast plains are strewn with blocks of lava from the neighboring volcanoes on its right, Ptolemy, Purbach, Arzachel.
It is even difficult to get a single glimpse of the Cordillera: during our first visit, once only the volcano of Osorno stood out in bold relief, and that was before sunrise; it was curious to watch, as the sun rose, the outline gradually fading away in the glare of the eastern sky.
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.
Volcanoes, so plentiful in the first days of the world, are being extinguished by degrees; the internal heat is weakened, the temperature of the lower strata of the globe is lowered by a perceptible quantity every century to the detriment of our globe, for its heat is its life."
That the land may have been thrown up by a submarine volcano is as possible as anything else.
No, it was man alone who had produced these reddish vapors, these gigantic flames worthy of a volcano itself, these tremendous vibrations resembling the shock of an earthquake, these reverberations rivaling those of hurricanes and storms; and it was his hand which precipitated into an abyss, dug by himself, a whole Niagara of molten metal!