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cavern

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noun cav·ern \ ˈka-vərn also -vrən \

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, from Medieval French, from Latin caverna, from cavus

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cavern

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Definition of cavern

transitive verb
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

circa 1630


CAVERN Defined for English Language Learners

cavern

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Definition of cavern for English Language Learners

  • : a large cave


CAVERN Defined for Kids

cavern

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noun cav·ern \ ˈka-vərn \

Definition of cavern for Students

:a cave often of large or unknown size

Medical Dictionary

cavern

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noun cav·ern \ ˈkav-ərn \

medical Definition of cavern

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


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