Definition of cavern
: cave; especially : one of large or indefinite extent
Examples of cavern in a Sentence
a cavern with beautiful stalactites
Recent Examples of cavern from the Web
His Arabian territories stretched beyond the holy cities of Islam to the mountains of Yemen and the Persian Gulf, where there were rumoured to lie vast caverns of the sticky black liquid soon to replace coal as the world’s chief source of power.
The last time the Twins swept the Indians in a three-game set in Cleveland, the Indians played in an oft-empty cavern known as Municipal Stadium.
From there, visitors float directly into the caverns.
It was created in the 1950s when rubber mallets were strategically placed on 37 stalactites across three and a half acres of the caverns.
The best caving sinks beneath North Alabama, where limestone has eroded away, leaving underground caverns, streams, and even waterfalls.
Only when the large volumes of water dissipated through the cavern’s lower fissures could Mother Nature’s interior design process begin.
And in Germany a utility pumps underground caverns full of compressed air.
There was quite a cavern there over the sewer trench.
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Origin and Etymology of cavern
Middle English caverne, from Medieval French, from Latin caverna, from cavus
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of cavern
1 : to place in or as if in a cavern
2 : to form a cavern of : hollow —used with out
First Known Use of cavern
CAVERN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cavern for English Language Learners
: a large cave
CAVERN Defined for Kids
Definition of cavern for Students
: a cave often of large or unknown size
Medical Definition of cavern
: a cavity (as in the lung) caused by disease
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