- Also called impact crater, meteorite crater . a large bowl-shaped depression on the surface of the earth or other heavenly body, formed by the impact of a meteorite.Compare astrobleme.
- a similar depression or cavity that forms the opening of a volcano or geyser. The volcanic activity that creates such craters occurs on the surface of the earth as well as a number of other heavenly bodies.
- to cancel, abandon, or cast aside: to crater the new project.
- to destroy or ruin: One more disappointment won't crater me.
- to collapse, plunge, or fail suddenly; crash: The company’s stock has cratered 35% this year.
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However, in March 2020, when Toutiao launched an independent search engine to rival Baidu, it failed to meet expectations and didn’t make much of a crater in Baidu’s landscape.
Every part of it receives sunlight, except for those tiny pockets of shadowed craters near the poles.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
The Jezero crater also contains two large deltas, where we expect to find sediments that were once transported and deposited by rivers that existed long ago.
Igneous rocks, created by volcanic activity, are likely to be present, so it will be really interesting to study the history of the crater, which formed around 4 billion years ago.
During that, Perseverance will seek signs of ancient life in the crater.
He scrambled outside to find a 25-foot-wide crater just beyond the mud wall surrounding his family compound.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this crater, frail silhouettes, women for the most part, bend to dig with their bare hands in the rubble.
Interest rates will soar, home values will plummet, stock markets will crash, and global economies will crater.
Their hydrogen sulfide plant blew a crater in the ground a year ago.13 Revelations From Reddit’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Thread Exposing Alleged Industry Secrets|Nina Strochlic|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jean Trinh talks to the artist and curators about light perception and his Roden Crater project.James Turrell: Looking Back at 50 Years of Illuminating Light as Art|Jean Trinh|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The original seat of the Latin state was on the shores of one of these crater pools, south of the Eternal City.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The remaining Unionists were driven at the point of bayonets out of the crater back to their own lines.
On July 30, 1864 the mine was exploded, and the shape of the area after the explosion resembled a huge crater of a volcano.
Can Mr. Bede produce anything to match the following sample of the crater, to be found in our most polished English poet?
Although there is no vegetation on the island, the base of the crater gives the appearance of a well-watered meadow in spring.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.