Definition of geyser
1 : a spring that throws forth intermittent jets of heated water and steam
2 British : an apparatus for heating water rapidly with a gas flame (as for a bath)
Examples of geyser in a Sentence
The water from the geyser rises as high as 75 feet.
geysers rising as high as 75 feet
The water shot into the sky in an enormous geyser.
Recent Examples of geyser from the Web
Director and choreographer Peggy Taphorn has performed in and captained dance companies for Broadway shows, and she's tapped a geyser of inspiration here.
Silver shimmering stars pulsating in a geysermist of lavender, red and greens--silver crackling.
Silver shimmering stars pulsating in a geyser mist of lavender, red and greens--silver crackling.
Where to Stay: The Old Faithful Inn is the world’s largest log structure and is a convenient home base for an adventure to Yellowstone (and some rooms have stellar views of the hotel’s namesake geyser).
The area is north of the famous Old Faithful geyser, CBS afiliate KGWN reports.
Fireworks rocketed over the SunTrust Park scoreboard and a fountain shot like a geyser as the pitcher's night unraveled in a 14-1 loss to the Braves.
The kiddies can let loose in this play area packed with geysers, water cannons and slides.
Howard’s soldiers, pursuing the tribe, enjoyed that park, Sharfstein notes, catching trout in the mountain rivers and poaching them in its geysers.
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Did You Know?
A hot spring that discharges intermittent jets of steam and water is called a geyser. Geysers are generally associated with recent volcanic activity. They are produced by the heating of underground waters that have come into contact with, or are very close to, magma. Geyser discharges as high as 1,600 ft (500 m) have been recorded, but 160 ft (50 m) is much more common. Occasionally, a geyser will adopt an extremely regular and predictable pattern of intermittent activity and discharge for a few minutes every hour or so (for example, Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park).
GEYSER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of geyser for English Language Learners
: 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
GEYSER Defined for Kids
Definition of geyser for Students
: a spring that now and then shoots up hot water and steam
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