HyperDic: earthquake

English > 2 senses of the word earthquake:
NOUNeventearthquake, quake, temblor, seismshaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
stateearthquakea disturbance that is extremely disruptive
earthquake > pronunciation
Soundser'thkwey.k
Rhymesache ... wake / Wake: 58 rhymes with eyk...
English > earthquake: 2 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningshaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity.
Synonymsquake, temblor, seism
Narrowerseaquake, submarine earthquakeAn earthquake at the sea bed
shock, seismic disturbanceAn instance of agitation of the earth's crust
tremor, earth tremor, microseismA small earthquake
Broadergeological phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
Spanishchaka, sacudida, seísmo, sismo, temblor, terremoto, terremotos
Catalansisme, sotrac, sotragada, terratrèmol
English > earthquake: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA disturbance that is extremely disruptive.
Example"selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
Broaderdisturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffleA disorderly outburst or tumult

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