Definition of Geyser

1. Noun. A spring that discharges hot water and steam.

Specialized synonyms: Old Faithful
Generic synonyms: Fountain, Natural Spring, Outflow, Outpouring, Spring



2. Verb. To overflow like a geyser.

Definition of Geyser

1. n. A boiling spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud, etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam.

Definition of Geyser

1. Noun. (volcanology) A boiling natural spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam. ¹

2. Noun. (British archaic) An instantaneous, and often dangerous, hot water heater using hot steam. ¹

3. Noun. (South Africa) A domestic water boiler. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Geyser

1. a spring that ejects jets of hot water and steam [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geyser

geum
geums
geversite
gew-gaw
gew-gaws
gewd
gewgaw
gewgawed
gewgaws
gewiss
gewurztraminer
gewurztraminers
geyan
geyer
geyest
geyser (current term)
geyserite
geyserites
geyserlike
geysers
gezumph
gezve
gezves
ghaffir
ghana
gharial
gharials
gharri
gharries
gharris

Literary usage of Geyser

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1. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1891)
"4 i Bunsen's Theory of geyser-Formation.—According to Bunsen, a geyser does not ... 95 is an ideal section of a geyser-mound, showing the manner in which, ..."

2. Rawhide Rawlins Stories by Charles Marion Russell (1921)
"How Pat Discovered the geyser COLUMBUS discovers America. ... Jim Bridger finds the Great Salt Lake, but it's Pat geyser, as he's knowed by old timers, ..."

3. Marvels of the New West: A Vivid Portrayal of the Stupendous Marvels in the by William Makepeace Thayer (1887)
"Bee Hive geyser was so named because of the resemblance of its cone to an old-fashioned straw beehive. Its cone is from three to five feet in height, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1877)
"In the Lower geyser Basin, it is quite the rule for the geysers to play in groups, as in the case of the Fountain, which is almost always associated in ..."

5. North America by Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, Alfred Richard Cecil Selwyn (1883)
"The mouth of this geyser slopes inward, and measures on the outside 8 feet by 4. ... The eruptions of this geyser commence with a few abortive attempts, ..."

6. Wonders of the Yellowstone by James Richardson (1903)
"It has evidently been a geyser of considerable importance, but it now merely sends forth puffs of steam from a small orifice at the top. ..."

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