geyser geyser  /ˈɡaɪ zər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a spring that discharges hot water and steam
  2. (v) to overflow like a geyser

Usage(s):

  1. There were a couple of false starts as it appeared that the geyser would take off and a bunch of steam belched up.
  2. A famed geyser misses its cue After years of living up to its name, Old Faithful no longer is.
  3. The jet exploded, sending a geyser of water 200 feet into the air, followed by a plume of funereally black smoke.

News

  1. Saratoga County rape case ends in conviction

    Saratoga County rape case ends in conviction Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 6:26 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Zachary Currier of Geyser Road pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree rape, a felony, in a case in which he entered the bedroom of his victim brandishing a pellet gun and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Saturn's icy moon Dione may hide watery secret

    By Tanya LewisSpace.comThe plain-looking Saturn moon Dione may have once had a geologically active subsurface ocean, new images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal.Images of Dione's 500-mile-long (800 kilometers) mountain Janiculum Dorsa suggest that the moon could have been a weaker copycat of Enceladus, Saturn's icy geyser moon."There may turn out to be many more active worlds with water out ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Saturn's Moon Dione May Have Had Active Subsurface Ocean, Cassini Photos Suggest

    The plain-looking Saturn moon Dione may have once had a geologically active subsurface ocean, new images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal. Images of Dione 's 500-mile-long (800 kilometers) mountain Janiculum Dorsa suggest that the moon could have been a weaker copycat of Enceladus, Saturn's icy geyser moon.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

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Quotes

  1. "With Steve you get the best and worst ideas imaginable," Davis said. "A couple are brilliant, four are crummy, and two are probably illegal. He's a geyser of ideas."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Gray Davis Source: Bloomberg

  2. "The information that they had was that there wasn't going to be a pipeline affected, and apparently there was in fact a pipeline there - they clipped it and that was what caused the oil geyser," Corrigan said. "Obviously we're going to have...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Derek Corrigan Source: Burnaby Newsleader

  3. "A big geyser shot up alongside the battleship Oklahoma, and my mouth dropped open," Glenn recalled. "Then another one. Then another. Then another."
    on Nov 26, 2006 By: Glenn Source: Vallejo Times-Herald

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