Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lava”

See all translations

lava

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈlɑːvə/
hot melted rock that comes out of a volcanoEarthquakes and volcanic eruptionsTypes of rockPrecious and semi-precious stones
Translations of “lava”
in Korean 용암…
in Arabic حُمَم بُرْكانِيّة…
in French lave…
in Turkish lav…
in Italian lava…
in Chinese (Traditional) (火山噴出的)岩漿,熔岩, 火山岩…
in Russian лава…
in Polish lawa…
in Spanish lava…
in Portuguese lava…
in German die Lava…
in Catalan lava…
in Japanese 溶岩…
in Chinese (Simplified) (火山喷出的)岩浆,熔岩, 火山岩…
(Definition of lava from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lava” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

christmassy

typical of Christmas, or happy because it is Christmas

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More