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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.


  1. Cavern

    Cavern is a 1992 song by the American band Phish. It is the third track from their 1992 album A Picture of Nectar and was also released as their second promotional single by Elektra Records. The song is a beat-driven funk rock song written by Phish guitarist and lead vocalist Trey Anastasio and lyricist Scott Herman and Tom Marshall. “Cavern” has been a rock in Phish's rotation since early 1990. While most fans have become accustomed to the song as a set-closer or encore, initially it was much more versatile, appearing just about everywhere in the setlist. It was only beginning in 1992 that the band began utilizing it in its current role. In fact, beginning in fall 1992, well over half of the performances of “Cavern” have come either at the close of a set or during an encore. And no wonder: the song's straight-up rock feel and fist-pumping climax make it a fitting exclamation point on the end of an evening of more excursionary jamming.


  1. cavern

    A cavern is a large cave or a system of caves that extends deep into the ground, often created over a long period of time by the action of water dissolving rock. They are typically found in areas with limestone or other types of sedimentary rocks. These underground spaces can vary in size from small hollows to extensive networks of interconnected tunnels and chambers. Some caverns are known for impressive formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and other mineral deposits.

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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