Crater - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkreɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word crater
Brit.  |ˈkreɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word crater


- a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
- a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus
- a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb


Scientists believe the enormous crater was created by the impact of a meteorite thousands of years ago.

We flew over the crater of the volcano in a helicopter.

The deal cratered when neither party could agree on the final price.

Stock prices cratered after the companies' merger.

craters on the moon's surface

A crater was formed at the point where the meteor impacted the planet's surface.

A bomb had gouged a large crater in the street.

The lava was oozing out of the crater.

Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crater
he/she/it: craters
present participle: cratering
past tense: cratered
past participle: cratered
singular: crater
plural: craters
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