What is another word for crater?

Pronunciation: [kɹˈe͡ɪtə] (IPA)

A crater is a bowl-shaped depression on the surface of the earth created by a meteorite impact or a volcanic eruption. There are several synonyms for the word crater which include cavity, hollow, dent, depression, and pit. These words can be used interchangeably depending on the context. The word cavity refers to a hollow space within a solid object, while a depression is a sunken area on a surface. A pit is a deep hole in the ground, and a hollow is a low-lying area surrounded by higher ground. Synonyms of crater can help to add variety and depth to the description of geological features or astronomical phenomena.

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    • Noun, singular or mass

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  • holonyms for crater (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for crater?

Crater, a term often used to describe a large, bowl-shaped depression on the surface of the earth, has many antonyms. Some of them are hill, peak, summit, ridge, apex, top, mountaintop, and crest. Unlike a crater, hills and peaks rise above the surface of the earth and are not indented. Peaks, summits, and mountaintops, in particular, are the opposite of craters. They are generally noted for their height or prominence, while craters are known for their indentation. Ridges, crests, and apexes, too, are the antonyms of craters as they are sharp, elevated terrains that contrast with the crater's low-lying, concave shape.

Usage examples for Crater

Noticing a crater of fire burning in the center of a mammoth cedar stump, he drew near to it to enjoy the genial heat.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
It is a vast circular mound with a sort of crater on the top, and in the middle of this is another mound, which has been called a Viking's grave and the Giant's grave as well as King Arthur's.
G. E. Mitton
One gets to know the date of a crater, and its freshness is a warning sign that the enemy's guns dislike this patch of ground and anything that may live there.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

Famous quotes with Crater

  • I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater.
    Agnes Smedley
  • We didn't know if the rover could climb up or down the hills of the crater.
    Steven Squyres
  • When we opened our eyes, we saw bedrock exposed in the walls of the crater.
    Steven Squyres
  • I am going to tell you something you must not tell to any human being. We have split the atom. The report of the great experiment has just come in. A bomb was let off in some wild spot in New Mexico. It was only a thirteen-pound bomb, but it made a crater half a mile across. People ten miles away lay with their feet towards the bomb; when it went off they rolled over and tried to look at the sky. But even with the darkest glasses it was impossible. It was the middle of the night, but it was as if seven suns had lit the earth; two hundred miles away the light could be seen. The bomb sent up smoke into the stratosphere...It is the Second Coming. The secret has been wrested from nature...Fire was the first discovery; this is the second.
    Winston Churchill
  • The pain of the world is a crater all these syrups and pills a thousandfold would fail to fill.
    John Updike

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