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
Bogoslof is a tiny blip of land — black rock, lava — that barely rises above the surface of the Bering Sea, northwest of Unalaska Island.
Somewhere beneath the clouds were the lush rain forests of the Hilo side to the east and the scorched lava fields on the Kona side to the west.
The site does not have an active lava flow, though Kilauea is erupting.
The swimming lagoon/aquarium, carved out of natural lava rock, holds 1.8 million gallons of salt water and is home to 4,000 tropical fish, including rays.
Wearing pure scarlet costumes and bathed in burning amber stage lights, Solange and her crew appeared to glow like a lava flow.
How To: Start by lining the bottom of your glass bowl with the lava rocks, to give the bowl drainage space.
Known as the Jedi Transition to the military, the canyon -- which was carved by an ancient lava flow -- sits in the vicinity of China Lake Naval Weapons Station and Edwards Air Force Base, deep in the California desert.
Imagine having to drive to multiple locations to secure your beef cheeks, morning coffee and black lava salt.
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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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