What does Canyon mean?

Definitions for Canyon
ˈkæn yənCany·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canyon, canon(noun)

    a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

Wiktionary

  1. canyon(Noun)

    A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.

    Etymology: From cañón

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canyon(noun)

    the English form of the Spanish word Ca–on.

    Etymology: [Sp., a tube or hollow, fr. caa reed, fr. L. canna. See Cane.]

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  1. Canyon

    A canyon or gorge is a deep ravine between cliffs often carved from the landscape by a river. Rivers have a natural tendency to reach a baseline elevation, which is the same elevation as the body of water it will eventually drain into. This forms a canyon. Most canyons were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau level. The cliffs form because harder rock strata that are resistant to erosion and weathering remain exposed on the valley walls. The word canyon is Spanish in origin. The word canyon is generally used in the United States, while the word gorge is more common in Europe and Oceania, though gorge and ravine are also used in some parts of the United States and Canada. The military derived word defile is occasionally used in the United Kingdom. Canyons are much more common in arid areas than in wet areas because physical weathering has a greater effect in arid zones. The wind and water from the river combine to erode and cut away less resistant materials such as shales. The freezing and expansion of water also serves to help form canyons. Water seeps into cracks between the rocks and freezes, pushing the rocks apart and eventually causing large chunks to break off the canyon walls, in a process known as frost wedging. Canyon walls are often formed of resistant sandstones or granite. Submarine canyons form underwater, generally at the mouths of rivers.

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How to say Canyon in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Canyon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Canyon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Canyon in a Sentence

  1. Elissa Wall:

    I had two young sisters that I loved with every fiber of my soul that I couldn’t protect because there was this giant canyon between us, it took me meeting a very important prosecutor and investigators that were kind and trustworthy that I could come forward and begin to tell my story… [But] I had no idea I would end up testifying against Warren. My goal wasn’t to take Warren down. My goal was to protect my sisters.

  2. Andy Pearce:

    It'll be quiet, really chilly, the air will be still. The moon sparkles on the snow and the canyon has a moonlit glow coming from it. It makes some of the cliff walls appear to glow.

  3. Stephen Mather:

    The parks do not belong to one state or to one section, the Yosemite, the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon are national properties in which every citizen has a vested interest; they belong as much to the man of Massachusetts, of Michigan, of Florida, as they do to the people of California, of Wyoming, and of Arizona.

  4. Drew Barrymore:

    I loved going to her house, it was like a hacienda type of like beautiful home off of Coldwater Canyon, very Los Angeles. She just had a very open home. I’d been there for parties, her office in the daytime. It was classic, Spanish, California – sunshine, orange groves and creativity.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The Grand Canyon fills me with awe, you cannot improve on it. But what you can do is keep it for your children, your children's children and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.

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