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BOULDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Boulder mean? 

BOULDER (noun)
  The noun BOULDER has 2 senses:

1. a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
2. a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town

  Familiarity information: BOULDER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOULDER (noun)


Sense 1boulder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

boulder; bowlder

Hypernyms ("boulder" is a kind of...):

rock; stone (a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "boulder"):

glacial boulder (a boulder that has been carried by a glacier to a place far distant from its place of origin)

river boulder (a boulder that has been carried by a river to a place remote from its place of origin)

shore boulder (a boulder found on a shore remote from its place of origin)

Instance hyponyms:

Plymouth Rock (a boulder in Plymouth supposed to be where the Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower)


Sense 2Boulder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Boulder" is a part of...):

Centennial State; CO; Colorado (a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains)


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