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maar

[ mahr ]

noun

, Geology.
  1. a circular volcanic landform resulting from explosive ash eruptions.


maar

/ mɑː /

noun

  1. sometimes capital a coneless volcanic crater that has been formed by a single explosion


maar

/ mär /

  1. A broad, shallow, generally flat-floored volcanic crater that is often filled with water. Maars usually form from explosive eruptions caused by the heating and boiling of groundwater that is invaded by rising magma.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of maar1

First recorded in 1820–30, maar is from the German word Maar a depression filled with standing water (especially in the Eifel district)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of maar1

C19: from German
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Example Sentences

Hij studeert te veel, of ik weet het niet—maar het is niet goed met hem.

I nipped the unprofitable discussion in the bud by demanding, as I moved away: “Maar wat is trek?”

Her reply confounded me: “Vandaag of morgen, maar U moet belet vragen.”

Ik bedoel dat vele artikelen zijn kostbaar—of kostelijk—mijns bedunkens—in Holland—maar van onberispelijke smaak.

Ja, best,” I said; “breng mij een glas appelmoes, maar niet te sterk.

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