n. a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano
v. to fall or crash violent from great heights, to form a crater
At least one village about three kilometers from the crater has been covered in a dusting of volcanic ash.
They learned that Lehman Brothers had collapsed in bankruptcy, inflicting billions of new losses on a financial system already rocked by a cratering housing market and a tightening credit crunch.
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One inwardly saw the infinity of those combined multitudes; and perceived that each of the tiny trumpets was seized on entered, scoured and emerged from by the wind as thoroughly as if it were as vast as a crater.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
But immediately through this opening twenty more shots were fired, and the flame, rushing up like fire from the crater of a volcano, soon reached the tapestry, which it quickly devoured.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
And all the while their batteries poured shells into Atlanta, killing people in their homes, ripping roofs off buildings, tearing huge craters in the streets.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
These squares were no longer battalions, they were craters; those cuirassiers were no longer cavalry, they were a tempest.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
The globe does not perish, because it has these wounds, craters, eruptions, sulphur pits, here and there, nor because of a volcano which ejects its pus.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context