crater[ krey-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF crater
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRATER
We stood now on the rim of the crater, looking straight into the inferno.
The crater was one hundred and fifty feet wide and fifty feet deep.
But the empty silence of the desert was misleading, as the men in the crater knew.
He pressed on up to the rim of the crater and lost no time in the descent on the other side.
In another moment they were riding rapidly toward the rim of the crater.
At last he reached the top, the yawning mouth of the crater.
Quit the column at the lip of the crater, and muster about the aircars!
A burst, from the depths of the crater, of sardonic laughter!
Violent eruptions took place from its crater in 1545 and 1546.
I'm going up to the peak of the crater to see if anything is in sight.
1610s, from Latin crater, from Greek krater "bowl for mixing wine with water," from kera- "to mix," from PIE root *kere- "to mix, confuse; cook" (see rare (adj.2)). Used in Latin for bowl-shaped mouth of a volcano. Applied to features of the Moon since 1860. As a verb, from 1830 in poetry, 1872 in science. Related: Cratered; cratering.
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