from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Molten rock that reaches the earth's surface through a volcano or fissure.
- n. The rock formed by the cooling and solidifying of molten rock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The melted rock ejected by a volcano from its crater or fissured sides.
- n. Magma.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The melted rock ejected by a volcano from its top or fissured sides. It flows out in streams sometimes miles in length. It also issues from fissures in the earth's surface, and forms beds covering many square miles, as in the Northwestern United States.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Molten rock which issues from a volcano during an eruption; the same when cooled and hardened.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface
“So I have to get to the bathroom without stepping on the floor, because it is covered in lava and alligators?”
I stood and watched the most brilliant display of aurora I had ever seen, shooting over the mountain tops in the east like lava from a volcano, writhing overhead to the opposite horizon, snaking into crowns and shooting towards the ground like harpoons of light.
Scientists are also baffled by the fact that this particular type of basaltic lava is only known to exist in Iceland.
They had been down to the Balesuna making an alligator trap, and, instead of trousers, were clad in lava-lavas that flapped gracefully about their stalwart limbs.
Some fine Specimens of lava from a partially active Volcano in the province of [gap word illegible], in the extreme north of Japan.
The volcano Paricutín (the youngest in America, and the only one whose birth was witnessed by a living human), surrounded almost entirely by lava, is a paradise for those who love hikes amid the sandy banks and lava fields left by the 1943 eruption.
Compare that to a thin section of glassy lava from the Pacific Northwest:
I notice that Dark Helmet can recover from getting all four limbs chopped off and being dunked in lava, but Space Princess cannot survive a C-section ...?
As we reached the famed steeple mired in lava, some of the necessary undercarriage of our Suburban unwittingly jettisoned on the way, we met a tour bus.
The lies that is being spewed from their mouths is just as deadly as the lava from a volcano, those lies are destroying everything in their path.