American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large rounded mass of rock lying on the surface of the ground or embedded in the soil.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loose rock, or one which has been torn from its native bed and transported to some distance. As ordinarily used, the word indicates a piece of rock which is larger than a pebble or cobble, whose edges have become weather-worn and more or less rounded, and which lies upon the surface.
- To wear smooth, as an emery-wheel, by abrading with small flint pebbles. Also spelled bowlder.
- n. A large piece of stone that can theoretically be moved if enough force is applied.
- n. geology A particle greater than 256 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
- v. To engage in bouldering
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as bowlder.
- n. a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
- n. a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town
- From Middle English bulder, possibly from Swedish bullersten ("noisy stone"), or possibly from Dutch bolder (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bulder, of Scandinavian origin; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“After the boulder is a immediate hard right switchback.”
“It would be unsurprising to hear someone remark that the boulder is at the mercy of the elements, although we're more apt to say that it is the river that is at the mercy of this artifact, under the weight of human agency, and of Nash's relentless gaze and choreographic machinations.”
“And roll over me a red boulder from the ruins of the Big House.”
“Rabbit and the Gopher construct a crazy contraption -- Eeyore says it won't work -- which saves Roo but knocks loose a boulder from a cliff, exposing a cave.”
“And roll over me a red boulder from the ruins of Wolf House.”
“Mount Auburn is a great Alpine boulder from the glacier of the Aar, a piece of his mountain to stay with him.”
“a chance to look like that high school kid in the TV ad, the one launching a boulder from the foul line and landing it a mile short.”
“And maybe that boulder is actually 20 feet long, so that’s just the tip sticking out.”
“To my dismay the boulder was already occupied by a big ole water mocassin.”
“He points to the larger boulder, which is wedged against what remains of the doorway to the wine chamber.”
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