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Definition of Earthquake

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trembling of the earth (usually produced by volcanic action or other forces under the earth's crust)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(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 earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
  
(a.)
Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; starling.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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 earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
earthquake
alarm, a bell signal constructed to operate on the theory that a few seconds before the occurrence of an earthquake the magnet temporarily loses its power.
earthquake
\earth"quake`\, a. like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; starling. the earthquake voice of victory.
earthquake
n : shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity [syn: quake, temblor, seism]


earthquake
mentioned among the extraordinary phenomena of palestine (ps. 18:7; comp. hab. 3:6; nah. 1:5; isa. 5:25). the first earthquake in palestine of which we have any record happened in the reign of ahab (1 kings 19:11, 12). another took place in the days of uzziah, king of judah (zech. 14:5). the most memorable earthquake taking place in new testament times happened at the crucifixion of our lord (matt. 27:54). an earthquake at philippi shook the prison in which paul and silas were imprisoned (act 16:26). it is used figuratively as a token of the presence of the lord (judg. 5:4; 2 sam. 22:8; ps. 77:18; 97:4; 104:32).


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
(synonym) quake, temblor, seism
(hypernym) geological phenomenon
(hyponym) shock, seismic disturbance
2. a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
(hypernym) disturbance, disruption, commotion, stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle
Earthquake Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To see or feel the earthquake in your dream, denotes business failure and much distress caused from turmoils and wars between nations.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Earthquake Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
A sudden, transient motion or trembling of the earth's crust, resulting from the waves in the earth caused by faulting of the rocks or by volcanic activity.
Earthquake Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jargon File
n. [IBM] The ultimate real-world shock test for computer hardware. Hackish sources at IBM deny the rumor that the Bay Area quake of 1989 was initiated by the company to test quality-assurance procedures at its California plants.
Earthquake Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can be violent enough to toss people around and destroy whole cities. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time.

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Earthquake Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Earthquake Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
mentioned among the extraordinary phenomena of Palestine (Ps. 18:7; comp. Hab. 3:6; Nah. 1:5; Isa. 5:25). The first earthquake in Palestine of which we have any record happened in the reign of Ahab (1 Kings 19:11, 12). Another took place in the days of Uzziah, King of Judah (Zech. 14:5). The most memorable earthquake taking place in New Testament times happened at the crucifixion of our Lord (Matt. 27:54). An earthquake at Philippi shook the prison in which Paul and Silas were imprisoned (Act 16:26). It is used figuratively as a token of the presence of the Lord (Judg. 5:4; 2 Sam. 22:8; Ps. 77:18; 97:4; 104:32).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

Earthquakes, more or less violent, are of frequent occurrence in Palestine. The most remarkable occurred in the reign of Uzziah. (Zechariah 14:5) From (Zechariah 14:4) we are led to infer that a great convulsion took place at this time in the Mount of Olives, the mountain being split so as to leave a valley between its summit. An earthquake occurred at the time of our Saviour's crucifixion. (Matthew 27:51-54) Earthquakes are not unfrequently accompanied by fissures of the earth's surface; instances of this are recorded in connection with the destruction of Korah and his company, (Numbers 16:32) and at the time of our Lord's death, (Matthew 27:51) the former may be paralleled by a similar occurrence at Oppido in Calabria A.D. 1783, where the earth opened to the extent of five hundred and a depth of more than two hundred feet.
  
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