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Is lava a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lava is a Scrabble US word. The word lava is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Valid words made from Lava

You can make 9 words from 'lava' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'lava'

AVAL 7LAVA 7

3 letters words from 'lava'

AAL 3ALA 3
AVA 6LAV 6

2 letters words from 'lava'

AA 2AL 2
LA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of lava

lava alva lvaa vlaa avla vala laav alav laav alav aalv aalv lvaa vlaa lava alva vala avla aval vaal aavl aavl vaal aval

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Definitions and meaning of lava

lava

Etymology

From Italian lava (lava), originally, in Naples, a torrent of rain overflowing the streets, either from lavare (to wash) (see etymology for the English verb lave) or from labi (to fall).

Pronunciation

  • (US, UK) enPR: läʹvə, IPA(key): /ˈlɑːvə/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈlɑːvə/, /ˈlævə/
  • Homophone: larva (in non-rhotic accents)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːvə

Noun

lava (countable and uncountable, plural lavas)

  1. The molten rock ejected by a volcano from its crater or fissured sides.
  2. (informal, proscribed) Magma.
  3. A shade of red, named after the volcanic lava.

Usage notes

Geologists make a distinction between magma (molten rock underground) and lava (molten rock on the surface).

Hyponyms

  • cryolava

Derived terms

  • lava flow

Related terms

  • lava lamp
  • lava millstone
  • lava ware

Translations

See also

  • aa
  • pahoehoe

Anagrams

  • Alva, Vaal, aval

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

Noun

lava (definite accusative lavanı, plural lavalar)

  1. lava

Declension

References

  • “lava” in Obastan.com.

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈla.və/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈla.bə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈla.va/

Noun

lava f (plural laves)

  1. lava

Further reading

  • “lava” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

Italian lava.

Noun

lava

  1. lava

Declension

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: la‧va

Noun

lava c (uncountable)

  1. lava

References

  • “lava” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

Estonian

Etymology

From Old East Slavic лава (lava), from Proto-Slavic *lava

Noun

lava (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. stage

Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

  • lava in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat

Finnish

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *lava (compare Estonian lava, Livonian lovā, Veps lava), borrowed from Proto-Baltic *lā́ˀwāˀ (compare Latvian lāva, Lithuanian lova).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑʋɑ/, [ˈlɑʋɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑʋɑ
  • Syllabification: la‧va

Noun

lava

  1. bed (platform of a truck or other vehicle that supports the load)
  2. platform (raised stage for speeches etc.)
  3. stage (in a theatre etc.)

Declension

Compounds

  • avolava
  • kuormalava
  • lavakuorma-auto
  • lavashow
  • lavasäteily
  • tanssilava

Anagrams

  • vala

French

Pronunciation

Verb

lava

  1. third-person singular past historic of laver

Anagrams

  • aval

Galician

Pronunciation

Noun

lava f (plural lavas)

  1. lava

Further reading

  • “lava” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.va/

Verb

lava

  1. inflection of lavare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Noun

lava f (plural lave)

  1. lava

Related terms

  • lavico

Latin

Verb

lavā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of lavō

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Italian lava (Neapolitan dialect)

Noun

lava m (definite singular lavaen, indefinite plural lavaer, definite plural lavaene)

  1. (geology) lava
Derived terms
  • lavastrøm

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • lavene

Noun

lava m or n

  1. definite neuter plural of lav

References

  • “lava” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Italian lava (Neapolitan dialect)

Noun

lava m (definite singular lavaen, indefinite plural lavaer, definite plural lavaene)

  1. (geology) lava

Etymology 2

Noun

lava n

  1. definite plural of lav

References

  • “lava” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: la‧va
  • Rhymes: -avɐ

Etymology 1

From Italian (Neapolitan or Calabrese dialect), lava (a torrent of rain which washed the streets), from Latin lavō (I wash), from Proto-Indo-European *lowh₃-

Noun

lava f (plural lavas)

  1. lava (melted rock)
Related terms
  • magma

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

lava

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of lavar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of lavar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlava]

Noun

lava f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of lavă

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

láva f (Cyrillic spelling ла́ва)

  1. (geology) lava

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

From Italian lava (lava) (Neapolitan dialect), from lavare (to wash).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaba/, [ˈla.β̞a]

Noun

lava f (plural lavas)

  1. lava
  2. washing

Verb

lava

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of lavar.

Further reading

  • “lava” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Noun

lava c

  1. lava

Derived terms

  • lavalampa

Anagrams

  • Alva

Tokelauan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *lawa. Cognates include Hawaiian lawa and Samoan lava.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.va/
  • Hyphenation: la‧va

Verb

lava

  1. (stative) to be enough

Particle

lava

  1. Expresses exclusiveness of the preceding word; just, only
  2. Intensifies the preceding word; just (the same), right (now)
  3. Forms a reflexive from the preceding personal pronoun; -self

References

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 181

Tsonga

Verb

lava

  1. to want

Veps

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Finnish lava.

Noun

lava

  1. floor
  2. platform

Inflection

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “площадка, пол, помост”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Source: wiktionary.org
  • molten rock that issues from a volcano.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)