Definitions of volcano

  1. a mountain formed by volcanic material Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected; - often popularly called a burning mountain. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A conelike hill or mountain, with an opening at the top called a crater, from which melted rock, fire, and gas are often thrown out with great force. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A mountain from which smoke, flame, lava, etc. are thrown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A mountain emitting fire, lava, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A mountain, having a crater from which lava is or has been ejected. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A mountain, of a conical shape, from which smoke, gases, stones, lava, or other substances are from time to time ejected; a burning mountain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for volcano

  1. She had been thoroughly mystified by the singular sight, but had crept about the place inquiringly, expecting perhaps a volcano to begin some destructive demonstration. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  2. Miles up, the crest of the volcano cuts sharp as a saw- edge against the growing light: there is not a cloud visible. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn