Astronomy. (on the surface of the moon) a circular or almost circular area having a depressed floor, almost always containing a central mountain and usually completely enclosed by walls that are often higher than those of a walled plain; ring formation; ring.
Then, when housing prices fall that wealth disappears and national consumption craters.
On second look those are probably craters rather than hills.
But even underground testing left craters and seismic convulsions.
Chapman says these giant craters are surprising in two ways.
They could be craters, they could be seas with water, they could be an old lady.
The area was bombed so heavily that even the craters were not delineated, as they generally are along the road.
Scientists can determine the age of a lunar landscape by counting the craters that have been blasted into its surface by meteors.
Traveling on foot, you'll explore rugged craters and lagoon waterfalls, freshwater ponds and tranquil sea coves.
The wet coastal plain is formed into large polygons that resemble moon craters.
There are potholes the size of craters but no sidewalks.
British Dictionary definitions for craters
the bowl-shaped opening at the top or side of a volcano or top of a geyser through which lava and gases are emitted
a similarly shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or exploding bomb
any of the circular or polygonal walled formations covering the surface of the moon and some other planets, formed probably either by volcanic action or by the impact of meteorites. They can have a diameter of up to 240 kilometres (150 miles) and a depth of 8900 metres (29 000 feet)
a pit in an otherwise smooth surface
a large open bowl with two handles, used for mixing wines, esp in ancient Greece
to make or form craters in (a surface, such as the ground)
A bowl-shaped depression at the top of a volcano or at the mouth of a geyser. Volcanic craters can form because of magma explosions in which a large amount of lava is thrown out from a volcano, leaving a hole, or because the roof of rock over an underground magma pool collapses after the magma has flowed away.
A shallow, bowl-shaped depression in a surface, formed by an explosion or by the impact of a body, such as a meteorite.