Origin of boulder
Definition for boulder (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for boulder
[Tatum laughs] Like I found the three other artsy goth kids at Boulder and hung out with them.
I did one semester at Boulder, which was more a stereotypical, American collegiate experience.
But even at Boulder I found the artsy kids and hung out with them.
Boulder was attractive because "it's beautiful and peaceful and people are nice—the opposite of New York—and my mother's there."
Talia Eisenberg is a self-described former New York “party girl” who moved to Boulder Colorado to get healthy.E-Cigarettes, Facing Ban, Still Figuring Out What They Want to Be|Alex Halperin|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first obstacle was a 228 great spur of boulder conglomerate.Kashmir|Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
Stewart gave Marie a hand here and there, and even paused to let her sit on a boulder and rest.The Street of Seven Stars|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Her husband discovered her hanging by the cord, and, angered by her infidelity, threw a boulder at her.North Dakota|Various
Jack returned to the creek, and crossing on the stepping-stones walked out on the point beyond and sat down on a boulder.The Huntress|Hulbert Footner
For ten minutes or more, whilst our fate hung in the balance, we sat on a boulder and watched.The Escaping Club|A. J. Evans
British Dictionary definitions for boulder
Word Origin for boulder
Word Origin and History for boulder
1670s, variant of Middle English bulder (c.1300), from a Scandinavian source akin to Swedish dialectal bullersten "noisy stone" (large stone in a stream, causing water to roar around it), from bullra "to roar" + sten "stone." Or the first element might be from *buller- "round object," from Proto-Germanic *bul-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to inflate, swell" (see bole).