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ˈkæv ərncav·ern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cavernnoun

    any large dark enclosed space

    "his eyes were dark caverns"

  2. cavernverb

    a large cave or a large chamber in a cave

  3. cavern, cavern outverb

    hollow out as if making a cavern


  1. cavernnoun

    a large cave

  2. cavernnoun

    an underground chamber

  3. Etymology: caverna, from cavus hollow: compare caverne.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cavernnoun

    A hollow place in the ground.

    Etymology: caverna, Lat.

    Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough
    To mask thy monstrous visage? William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    Monsters of the foaming deep,
    From the deep ooze, and gelid cavern rous’d,
    They flounce and tremble in unwieldy joy. James Thomson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cavernnoun

    a large, deep, hollow place in the earth; a large cave

  2. Etymology: [L. caverna, fr. cavus hollow: cf. F. caverne.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cavern

    kav′ėrn, n. a deep hollow place in the earth.—v.t. to put in a cavern: to hollow out, in the form of a cavern.—adjs. Cav′erned, full of caverns: dwelling in a cavern; Cav′ernous, hollow: full of caverns.—adv. Cav′ernously.—adj. Caver′nūlous, full of little cavities. [Fr.,—L. cavernacavus, hollow.]

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  1. carven

  2. craven

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavern in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cavern in a Sentence

  1. Darren Julien:

    It's a guitar that he played in 1963 at various performances throughout the UK, (He) also played it at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, which is really one of their historic performances.

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