earthquake

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noun earth·quake \ˈərth-ˌkwāk\

Definition of earthquake

  1. 1 :  a shaking or trembling of the earth that is volcanic or tectonic in origin

  2. 2 :  upheaval 2

Examples of earthquake in a sentence

  1. a building destroyed by earthquake

  2. <the San Andreas Fault is notorious for its earthquakes>

14th Century

First Known Use of earthquake

14th century


EARTHQUAKE Defined for English Language Learners

earthquake

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noun earth·quake \ˈərth-ˌkwāk\

Definition of earthquake for English Language Learners

  • : a shaking of a part of the Earth's surface that often causes great damage


EARTHQUAKE Defined for Kids

earthquake

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noun earth·quake \ˈərth-ˌkwāk\

Definition of earthquake for Students

  1. :  a shaking or trembling of a portion of the earth



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