- a hot spring that intermittently sends up fountainlike jets of water and steam into the air.
- British Informal. a hot-water heater, as for a bath.
- to spew forth as or like a geyser: the kettle geysering all over the stove.
Origin of geyser
Examples from the Web for geyser
Contemporary Examples of geyser
This prompts Sarah Lynn to stab herself with a Confederate bayonet letter-opener, causing a geyser of blood.'BoJack Horseman': The Debauched Tales of a Drunken, Groupie-Sexing D-List Horse, Hits Netflix
August 22, 2014
Historical Examples of geyser
The thought set the geyser of his rage roaring and spouting in the face of heaven.Weighed and Wanting
Hell's Half-Acre was a prelude to ten or twelve miles of geyser formation.American Notes
Should be one another, and not one of them is properly a geyser.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
One day the ash will get into the burners and then the geyser will explode.
Toward the geyser hurried Frank, still looking for his companion.Frank Merriwell's Bravery
Burt L. Standish
- a spring that discharges steam and hot water
- British a domestic gas water heater
Word Origin for geyser
1780, from Icelandic Geysir, name of a hot spring in the valley of Haukadal, literally "the gusher," from Old Norse geysa "to gush," from Proto-Germanic *gausjan, from PIE *gheus-, from root *gheu- "to pour" (see found (v.2)).
- A natural hot spring that regularly ejects a spray of steam and boiling water into the air.