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ˈkæv ər nəscav·ernous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cavernousadjective

    being or suggesting a cavern

    "vast cavernous chambers hollowed out of limestone"

  2. erectile, cavernousadjective

    filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood

    "erectile tissue"; "the penis is an erectile organ"


  1. cavernousadjective

    resembling a cavern; vast

  2. cavernousadjective

    having many caverns

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cavernousadjective

    Full of caverns.

    Etymology: from cavern.

    No great damages are done by earthquakes, except only in those countries which are mountainous, and consequently stony and cavernous underneath. John Woodward, Nat. History.


  1. cavernous

    The cavernous sinus within the human head is one of the dural venous sinuses creating a cavity called the lateral sellar compartment bordered by the temporal bone of the skull and the sphenoid bone, lateral to the sella turcica.


  1. cavernous

    Cavernous refers to something that resembles a large cave in size, shape, or atmosphere. It usually describes a space that is very large, empty or deep. This term can also be used metaphorically to describe something hollow or deep-set, like "cavernous eyes". Additionally, it can refer to a characteristic of a sound that is echoed, as though in a cave. In medical context, it describes something containing numerous or large cavities or hollow structures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cavernousadjective

    full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow

  2. Cavernousadjective

    filled with small cavities or cells

  3. Cavernousadjective

    having a sound caused by a cavity

  4. Etymology: [L. cavernosus: cf. F. caverneux.]


  1. Cavernous

    divided into small spaces or little caverns.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavernous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavernous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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