Earthquake
Earthquake Earth"quake`, a. Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; startling. [1913 Webster]

The earthquake voice of victory. --Byron. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • EARTHQUAKE — EARTHQUAKE, ground vibrations produced generally by a sudden subterranean occurrence. Accounts of destructive earthquakes extend far into antiquity. In biblical times earthquakes, like thunder and other natural cataclysms, were regarded as… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Earthquake — Earth quake , n. A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earthquake — earthquake; mi·cro·earthquake; …   English syllables

  • Earthquake — ist: die englische Übersetzung zu Erdbeben der Ringname des kanadischen Wrestlers John Tenta Siehe auch: Earthquakes Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • earthquake — index cataclysm Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • earthquake — (n.) late 13c., eorthequakynge, from EARTH (Cf. earth) + QUAKE (Cf. quake) (n.). In this sense O.E. had eorðdyn, eorðhrernes, eorðbeofung, eorðstyren …   Etymology dictionary

  • earthquake — [n] tremor from inside the earth convulsion, fault, macroseism, microseism, movement, quake, quaker*, seimicity, seism, seismism, shake, shock, slip, temblor, trembler*, undulation, upheaval; concepts 144,526 …   New thesaurus

  • earthquake — ► NOUN ▪ a sudden violent shaking of the ground as a result of movements within the earth s crust …   English terms dictionary

  • earthquake — [ʉrthkwāk΄] n. a shaking or trembling of the crust of the earth, caused by underground volcanic forces or by breaking and shifting of rock beneath the surface …   English World dictionary

  • Earthquake — For other uses, see Earthquake (disambiguation). Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998 …   Wikipedia

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