Definition of canyon
1 : a deep narrow valley with steep sides and often with a stream flowing through it
2 : something resembling a canyon the city's concrete canyons
Examples of canyon in a Sentence
as the scouts made their way through the canyon, they marveled at the sheer walls of rock on both sides
Recent Examples of canyon from the Web
Show me a picture of two canyons, and the fact that one of them is American will make all the difference.
According to Karlstrom's 2014 paper in the journal Nature Geoscience, the Colorado River began to carve out the canyon 5 million to 6 million years ago.
The park's most famous feature, Taroko Gorge, is a stunningly dramatic, white marble canyon carved through the mountains by the Liwu River.
The day was capped off by a helicopter ride over the condo canyons of downtown Miami, giving those journalists a bird’s-eye view of the prime spot between the Miami River and Biscayne Bay where the tower will be built.
South Georgia is a land of jagged snowcapped peaks, towering glaciers, and rugged canyons.
But Easter, who spends his mornings running the canyon trails outside the city, was suffering from knee pain, and thought losing a few pounds would make running less stressful.
Promoters claimed up to 200,000 people would be on hand to watch, and that 2 million more would pay $10 to sit in theaters across the country to watch Knievel either soar over the canyon or die trying.
The monument features a mix of cliffs, plateaus, towering rock formations, rivers and canyons.
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Origin and Etymology of canyon
American Spanish cañón, probably alteration of obsolete Spanish callón, augmentative of calle street, from Latin callis footpath
First Known Use: 1834See Words from the same year
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Definition of canyon for English Language Learners
: a deep valley with steep rock sides and often a stream or river flowing through it
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Definition of canyon for Students
: a deep valley with steep sides and often a stream flowing through it
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