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Definitions of volcano

  1. a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a mountain formed by volcanic material Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Volcanic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. A mountain from which smoke, flame, lava, etc. are thrown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A mountain emitting fire, lava, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  11. 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. dictgcide_fs
  12. vol-k[=a]'no, n. a more or less conical hill or mountain, usually truncated, and communicating with the interior of the earth by a pipe or funnel, through which issue hot vapours and gases, and frequently loose fragmentary materials and streams of molten rock: a form of firework.--adj. VOLCAN'IC, pertaining to, produced, or affected by a volcano.--adv. VOLCAN'ICALLY.--n. VOLCANIS[=A]'TION.--v.t. VOL'CANISE, to subject to the action of volcanic heat.--ns. VOL'CANISM, VOLCANIC'ITY, phenomena connected with volcanoes; VOL'CANIST, a student of volcanic phenomena; VOLCAN'ITY, state of being volcanic; VOLC[=A]'NOISM (rare), violent eruptiveness.--adj. VOLCANOLOG'ICAL.--n. VOLCANOL'OGY.--VOLCANIC ROCKS, those formed by volcanic agency. [It. volcano--L. Volcanus, Vulcanus, god of fire.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. (pl. -oes). Mountain, hill, having opening (s) in earth\'s crust through which lava, cinders, water, gases, &c., are expelled continuously or at intervals (active, dormant, extinct, v.; submarine v., originating beneath sea& rising above surface by accumulation); v.-ship, ship loaded with combustibles for explosion on contact with another. Hence volcanism (2), volcanist (3), volcanology, nn., volcanological a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Latin]A mountain from which lava, steam, sulphureous gases, and the like, are ejected. Cabinet Dictionary

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