Definitions English

  • A bowl-shaped depression at the mouth of a volcano or geyser.
  • A bowl-shaped depression in a surface made by an explosion or the impact of a body, such as a meteoroid.
  • A pit; a hollow.
  • Variant of krater.
  • To make craters in: "The missiles did not . . . crater the airfield” ( Tom Clancy).
  • To form a crater or craters.
  • Slang To fall and crash violently from a great height.
  • Slang To fail utterly: "talked about how tough times were in Texas since the oil business cratered” ( Stephen Coonts).