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boulder definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin [syn: boulder, bowlder]
2: a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town

Merriam Webster's

also bowlder noun Etymology: short for boulder stone, from Middle English bulder ston, part translation of a word of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect bullersten large stone in a stream, from buller noise + sten stone Date: 1617 a detached and rounded or much-worn mass of rock bouldered adjective bouldery adjective

Merriam Webster's

geographical name city N central Colorado population 94,673

Britannica Concise

City (pop., 1996 est.: 91,000), N central Colorado. Located in the Rocky Mtns. northwest of Denver, it was settled by miners in 1858 and grew with the arrival of two railroads in 1873. An extensive government-industrial-educational complex has developed in recent decades. It is the site of the Univ. of Colorado.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a large stone worn smooth by erosion. Phrases and idioms: boulder-clay Geol. a mixture of boulders etc. formed by deposition from massive bodies of melting ice, to give distinctive glacial formations. Etymology: short for boulderstone, ME f. Scand.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bowlder Bowl"der, Boulder Boul"der, n. [Cf. Sw. bullra to roar, rattle, Dan. buldre, dial. Sw. bullersteen larger kind of pebbles; perh. akin to E. bellow.] 1. A large stone, worn smooth or rounded by the action of water; a large pebble. 2. (Geol.) A mass of any rock, whether rounded or not, that has been transported by natural agencies from its native bed. See Drift. Bowlder clay, the unstratified clay deposit of the Glacial or Drift epoch, often containing large numbers of bowlders. Bowlder wall, a wall constructed of large stones or bowlders.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Boulder Boul"der (b[=o]l"d[~e]r), n. Same as Bowlder.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(boulders) A boulder is a large rounded rock. N-COUNT




 


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