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cavern

noun cav·ern \ ˈka-vərn also -vrən \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of cavern

: cave; especially : one of large or indefinite extent

Examples of cavern in a Sentence

  1. a cavern with beautiful stalactites

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Origin and Etymology of cavern

Middle English caverne, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin caverna "hollow space, crevice, tree hole, cave," from cavus "hollow, sunken" + -erna, noun-forming suffix of uncertain origin — more at 1hole


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cavern

verb

Definition of cavern

caverned; caverning; caverns
1 : to place in or as if in a cavern
2 : to form a cavern of : hollow used with out

Origin and Etymology of cavern

derivative of 1cavern


CAVERN Defined for English Language Learners

cavern

Definition of cavern for English Language Learners

  • : a large cave


CAVERN Defined for Kids

cavern

noun cav·ern \ ˈka-vərn \

Definition of cavern for Students

: a cave often of large or unknown size

Medical Dictionary

cavern

noun cav·ern \ ˈkav-ərn \

medical Definition of cavern

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


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