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cavern

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noun cav·ern \ˈka-vərn also -vrən\

Simple Definition of cavern

  • : a large cave

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cavern

  1. :  cave; especially :  one of large or indefinite extent

Examples of cavern in a sentence

  1. <a cavern with beautiful stalactites>



Origin and Etymology of cavern

Middle English caverne, from Middle French, from Latin caverna, from cavus


First Known Use: 14th century


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cavern

verb cav·ern

Definition of cavern

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place in or as if in a cavern

  3. 2 :  to form a cavern of :  hollow —used with out



Circa 1630

First Known Use of cavern

circa 1630

Rhymes with cavern


CAVERN Defined for Kids

cavern

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noun cav·ern \ˈka-vərn\

Definition of cavern for Students

  1. :  a cave often of large or unknown size




Medical Dictionary

cavern

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noun cav·ern \ˈkav-ərn\

Medical Definition of cavern

  1. :  a cavity (as in the lung) caused by disease





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