noun gey·ser \ˈgī-zər, British sometimes ˈgā- or ˈgē- for 1 & usually ˈgē- for 2\

: a hole in the ground that shoots out hot water and steam; also : the column of water and steam that comes from a geyser

: a device for heating water in a bathroom or kitchen

Full Definition of GEYSER

:  a spring that throws forth intermittent jets of heated water and steam
British :  an apparatus for heating water rapidly with a gas flame (as for a bath)

Examples of GEYSER

  1. The water from the geyser rises as high as 75 feet.
  2. geysers rising as high as 75 feet
  3. The water shot into the sky in an enormous geyser.

Origin of GEYSER

Icelandic Geysir, hot spring in Iceland, from geysa to rush forth, from Old Norse; akin to Old English gēotan to pour — more at found
First Known Use: 1780

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with GEYSER

GEYSER Defined for Kids


noun gey·ser \ˈgī-zər\

Definition of GEYSER for Kids

:  a spring that now and then shoots up hot water and steam


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