geyser
noun Etymology: Icelandic Geysir, hot spring in Iceland, from geysa to rush forth, from Old Norse; akin to Old English gēotan to pour — more at found Date: 1780 1. a spring that throws forth intermittent jets of heated water and steam 2. British an apparatus for heating water rapidly with a gas flame (as for a bath)

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  • geyser — [ ʒɛzɛr ] n. m. • 1824; 1783 n. pr.; mot angl., d o. islandaise 1 ♦ Source d eau chaude jaillissant par intermittence. Les grands geysers d Islande. 2 ♦ Grande gerbe jaillissante (d eau, de liquide, etc.). « Des gros obus tombaient [...]… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Geyser — ist der Name folgender Personen: Christian Gottlieb Geyser (1742–1803), deutscher Maler und Kupferstecher Gottfried Geyser (1699–1764), deutscher lutherischer Theologe Joseph Geyser (1869–1948), deutscher Philosoph Maria Elisabeth Geyser… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Geyser — Gey ser, n. [Icel. geysir, fr. geysa to rush furiously, fr. gj[=o]sa to gush. Cf. {Gush}.] A boiling spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud, etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam. [1913 Webster] Note: Geysers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geyser — Geyser, s. Geijer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Geyser — Anthology Of The Icelandic Independent Music Scene Of The Eighties, lanzado en 1987 es una compilación de canciones donde aparecen bandas islandesas dentro de las cuales se encuentra KUKL, una banda que combinaba el rock, punk, jazz y música más… …   Wikipedia Español

  • geyser — → géiser …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • geyser — 1780, from Icelandic Geysir, name of a hot spring in the valley of Haukadal, lit. the gusher, from O.N. geysa to gush, from P.Gmc. *gausjan, from PIE *gheus , from root *gheu to pour (see FOUND (Cf. found) (2)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • geyser — |géizèr| s. m. O mesmo que gêiser.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa, do islandês Geysir …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • geyser — The pronunciation in both its main meanings (‘hot spring’ and ‘heating apparatus’) is now gee zǝ, although giy zǝ is also used for the ‘hot spring’ meaning. In America and New Zealand, where the ‘heater’ meaning is not used, the pronunciation is… …   Modern English usage

  • geyser — [n] fountain gusher, hot spring, jet, spout, thermal spring; concepts 514,648 …   New thesaurus

  • geyser — ► NOUN 1) a hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air. 2) Brit. a gas fired water heater. ORIGIN from the name of a particular spring in Iceland …   English terms dictionary

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