What does cavity mean?

Definitions for cavity
ˈkæv ɪ ticav·i·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cavity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pit, cavitynoun

    a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

    "they dug a pit to bury the body"

  2. cavity, enclosed spacenoun

    space that is surrounded by something

  3. cavity, caries, dental caries, tooth decaynoun

    soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth

  4. cavity, bodily cavity, cavumnoun

    (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body


  1. cavitynoun

    A hole or hollow depression.

  2. cavitynoun

    A hollow area within the body (such as the sinuses).

  3. cavitynoun

    A soft area in a decayed tooth.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cavitynoun

    Hollowness; hollow; hollow place.

    Etymology: cavitas, Latin.

    The vowels are made by a free passage of breath, vocalized through the cavity of the mouth; the said cavity being differently shaped by the postures of the throat, tongue, and lips. William Holder, Elements of Speech.

    There is nothing to be left void in a firm building; even the cavities ought not to be filled with rubbish, which is of a perishing kind. John Dryden, Æneid. Dedication to.

    Materials packed together with wonderful art in the several cavities of the scull. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 275.

    An instrument with a small cavity, like a small spoon, dipt in oil, may fetch out the stone. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

    If the atmosphere was reduced into water, it would not make an orb above thirty two feet deep, which would soon be swallowed up by the cavity of the sea, and the depressed parts of the earth. Richard Bentley.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cavitynoun


  2. Cavitynoun

    a hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity

  3. Etymology: [L. cavus hollow: cf. F. cavit.]


  1. Cavity

    Cavity was an American sludge metal band from Miami, Florida. They formed in 1992, and they broke up around 2003. Steve Brooks and Juan Montoya would go on to play in Torche and Floor. Henry Wilson and Beatriz Monteavaro also played in Floor. Jason Landrian went on to form Black Cobra Ed Matus played Guitar on "Drowning".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cavity

    kav′it-i, n. a hollow place: hollowness: an opening.—adj. Cav′itied. [L. cavitas, -tatemcavus, hollow.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cavity

    In naval architecture signifies the displacement formed in the water by the immersed bottom and sides of the vessel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cavity in a Sentence

  1. Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger:

    A pipe device was found in his pocket with an attached clear plastic baggie that has been determined to contain cocaine, and the assailant's cavity blood sample was found to contain cocaine, alprazolam and ethanol.

  2. Jason Conn:

    You deal with it all day. You’re out baiting, trying your best to manage the situation, then come home and just the stench of dead mice, they’re in the roof cavity of your house. If your house is not well sealed, they’re in bed with you. People are getting bitten in bed.

  3. Stanton Glantz:

    Vaping affects your lungs at every level. It affects the immune function in your nasal cavity by affecting cilia which push foreign things out... [ T ] he ability of your upper airways to clear viruses is compromised.

  4. Kareem Abu-Elmagd:

    Everybody was excited in the operating room when we had the organs in, they fit in his abdominal cavity and the whole team was so excited that we were able to Vic with the new organs.

  5. Stephanie Baker:

    This find really challenged us. We compared the assembled skullcap to all of the other examples of hominins in the Cradle area. Eventually, its teardrop shape and relatively big brain cavity meant we were looking at Homo erectus.

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