cavern

  • 1 cavern — [kav′ərn] n. [ME & OFr caverne < L caverna < cavus: see CAVE] a cave, esp. a large cave vt. 1. to enclose in or as in a cavern 2. to hollow out: often with out …

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  • 2 Cavern — Cav ern, n. [L. caverna, fr. cavus hollow: cf. F. caverne.] A large, deep, hollow place in the earth; a large cave. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 cavern — late 14c., from O.Fr. caverne (12c.) cave, vault, cellar, from L.L. caverna cave, from L. cavus (see CAVE (Cf. cave)). In O.E. such a land feature might be called an eorðscræf …

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  • 4 cavern — [n] hollow in land formation cave, grotto, hole, pothole, subterrane, subterranean area; concept 509 …

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  • 5 cavern — ► NOUN 1) a large cave, or chamber in a cave. 2) a vast, dark space. DERIVATIVES cavernous adjective. ORIGIN Latin caverna, from cavus hollow …

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  • 6 cavern — [[t]kæ̱və(r)n[/t]] caverns 1) N COUNT A cavern is a large deep cave. 2) N COUNT If you describe the inside of a building or a room as a cavern, you mean that it is very large and, usually, dark or without much furniture. The kitchen now is a dark …

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  • 7 cavern — I. noun Etymology: Middle English caverne, from Middle French, from Latin caverna, from cavus Date: 14th century cave; especially one of large or indefinite extent II. transitive verb Date: circa 1630 1. to place in or as if in a cavern 2 …

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  • 8 cavern — /kav euhrn/, n. 1. a cave, esp. one that is large and mostly underground. 2. Pathol. a cavity that is produced by disease, esp. one produced in the lungs by tuberculosis. v.t. 3. to enclose in or as if in a cavern. 4. to hollow out to form a… …

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  • 9 cavern — UK [ˈkævə(r)n] / US [ˈkævərn] noun [countable] Word forms cavern : singular cavern plural caverns a large cave …

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  • 10 cavern — cav•ern [[t]ˈkæv ərn[/t]] n. 1) gel a cave, esp. one that is large and mostly underground 2) to enclose in or as if in a cavern 3) to form a cavern of (often fol. by out) • Etymology: 1325–75; ME caverne < L caverna=cav(us) hollow + erna, as… …

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  • 11 cavern —    1. Underground opening in soluble rock similar to a cave. When used as a noun, it refers to large openings, but when used as an adjective it tends to refer to rock texture and so to small openings. However, in some countries (e.g., Russia)… …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 12 cavern — I cave, cavern (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. recess, grotto; lair, burrow, den. See concavity, abode. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cave, hollow, grotto; see hole 3 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A hollow beneath the earth s surface:… …

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  • 13 cavern — noun the crude stone steps led down to a dank and cold cavern Syn: large cave, grotto, underground chamber/gallery, vault …

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  • 14 cavern — urvas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Požeminė ertmė, turinti vieną arba kelias angas žemės paviršiuje. Daugiausia susidaro dėl požeminio vandens cheminės ir mechaninės veiklos (karsto) tirpiose ir supleišėjusiose uolienose… …

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  • 15 cavern — noun a) a large cave b) an underground chamber …

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  • 16 cavern — SYN: cavernous space. caverns of corpora cavernosa SYN: cavernous spaces of corpora cavernosa, under space. caverns of corpus spongiosum SYN: cavernous spaces of corporus spongiosum, under space. * * * cav·ern kav ərn n a cavity (as in the lung …

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  • 17 cavern —   a large cave …

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  • 18 cavern — Synonyms and related words: abri, antre, bunker, burrow, cave, cove, dugout, foxhole, grot, grotto, hole, lair, sewer, subterrane, subterranean, subway, tunnel, warren …

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  • 19 cavern — cav|ern [ˈkævən US ərn] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: caverne, from Latin caverna, from cavus; CAVE1] a large ↑cave …

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  • 20 cavern — cav|ern [ kævərn ] noun count a large CAVE …

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