Definition of lava
: molten rock that issues from a volcano or from a fissure in the surface of a planet (such as earth) or moon; also : such rock that has cooled and hardened
lavalikeplay \ˈlä-və-ˌlīk, ˈla-\ adjective
Examples of lava in a Sentence
a flow of molten lava
Recent Examples of lava from the Web
In a world full of hot takes, Jason Whitlock and Colin Cowherd are paid handsomely by Fox Sports 1 to provide a steady stream of molten lava.
At night, lighting effects make the water look like lava.
Hapuna Beach State Park, Big Island, Hawaii: This white coral beach is surrounded by the flows of an old lava rock bed.
Baiae now sits underwater in the Gulf of Naples, a victim of hard times and hot lava.
Craters of the Moon contains ancient lava flows of rough and jagged rocks, but some areas not covered by the flows are suitable for cattle grazing.
Dr. Beach notes the ancient lava flowing into the sea formed the premiere snorkeling conditions off the shore of Kapalua Bay’s white beach.
Also of note is a basalt-lava cross on a small mound, marking one of the three original battlefield bunkers.
Victorian Light Show Bored by lava lamps and strobe lights?
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LAVA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lava for English Language Learners
: melted rock from a volcano
LAVA Defined for Kids
Definition of lava for Students
: melted rock coming from a volcano or after it has cooled and hardened
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