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cav·ern

 (kăv′ərn)
n.
1. A large cave.
2. A large underground chamber, as in a cave.
tr.v. cav·erned, cav·ern·ing, cav·erns
1. To enclose in or as if in a cavern.
2. To hollow out.

[Middle English caverne, from Old French, from Latin caverna, from cavus, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]

cavern

(ˈkævən)
n
(Physical Geography) a cave, esp when large and formed by underground water, or a large chamber in a cave
vb (tr)
1. to shut in or as if in a cavern
2. to hollow out
[C14: from Old French caverne, from Latin caverna, from cavus hollow; see cave1]

cav•ern

(ˈkæv ərn)

n.
1. a cave, esp. one that is large and mostly underground.
v.t.
2. to enclose in or as if in a cavern.
3. to form a cavern of (often fol. by out).
[1325–75; Middle English caverne < Latin caverna=cav(us) hollow + -erna, as in cisterna cistern]

cavern


Past participle: caverned
Gerund: caverning

Imperative
cavern
cavern
Present
I cavern
you cavern
he/she/it caverns
we cavern
you cavern
they cavern
Preterite
I caverned
you caverned
he/she/it caverned
we caverned
you caverned
they caverned
Present Continuous
I am caverning
you are caverning
he/she/it is caverning
we are caverning
you are caverning
they are caverning
Present Perfect
I have caverned
you have caverned
he/she/it has caverned
we have caverned
you have caverned
they have caverned
Past Continuous
I was caverning
you were caverning
he/she/it was caverning
we were caverning
you were caverning
they were caverning
Past Perfect
I had caverned
you had caverned
he/she/it had caverned
we had caverned
you had caverned
they had caverned
Future
I will cavern
you will cavern
he/she/it will cavern
we will cavern
you will cavern
they will cavern
Future Perfect
I will have caverned
you will have caverned
he/she/it will have caverned
we will have caverned
you will have caverned
they will have caverned
Future Continuous
I will be caverning
you will be caverning
he/she/it will be caverning
we will be caverning
you will be caverning
they will be caverning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caverning
you have been caverning
he/she/it has been caverning
we have been caverning
you have been caverning
they have been caverning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caverning
you will have been caverning
he/she/it will have been caverning
we will have been caverning
you will have been caverning
they will have been caverning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caverning
you had been caverning
he/she/it had been caverning
we had been caverning
you had been caverning
they had been caverning
Conditional
I would cavern
you would cavern
he/she/it would cavern
we would cavern
you would cavern
they would cavern
Past Conditional
I would have caverned
you would have caverned
he/she/it would have caverned
we would have caverned
you would have caverned
they would have caverned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cavern - any large dark enclosed spacecavern - any large dark enclosed space; "his eyes were dark caverns"
natural enclosure, enclosure - a naturally enclosed space
2.cavern - a large cave or a large chamber in a cave
cave - a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
Verb1.cavern - hollow out as if making a cavern
core out, hollow out, hollow - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"

cavern

noun cave, hollow, grotto, underground chamber an enormous cavern, with caves running in all directions from it

cavern

noun
A hollow beneath the earth's surface:
Translations
كَهْفٌ كَبير
jeskyně
grottehule
luola
stór hellir
žiojintis
ala
grottajordkula
büyük mağara

cavern

[ˈkævən] Ncaverna f

cavern

[ˈkævərn] ncaverne f

cavern

nHöhle f

cavern

[ˈkævən] ncaverna

cavern

(ˈkӕvən) noun
a large cave.
ˈcavernous adjective
huge and hollow. a cavernous hole.

cav·ern

n. caverna, cavidad patológica.
References in classic literature ?
The cavern of Locmaria was sufficiently distant from the mole to render it necessary for our friends to husband their strength in order to reach it.
They are certainly waiting for us in the cavern, and, no doubt, are resting, having accomplished their rough and difficult task.
We tramped and clumb around all over it, and by and by found a good big cavern in the rock, most up to the top on the side towards Illinois.
Jim said if we had the canoe hid in a good place, and had all the traps in the cavern, we could rush there if anybody was to come to the island, and they would never find us without dogs.
Through the cavern of the dead," was the answer when the questions were modified.
Therefore the King stormed and raved all by himself, walking up and down in his jewel-studded cavern and getting angrier all the time.
Then the husband, bidding farewell to all his friends, stretched himself upon another bier, upon which were laid seven little loaves of bread and a pitcher of water, and he also was let down-down-down to the depths of the horrible cavern, and then a stone was laid over the opening, and the melancholy company wended its way back to the city.
One is seated, resting his back against the side of the cavern.
But we can't live long in this cavern, that's certain.
At the further extremity of a narrow, deep cavern in the rock, whose length appeared much extended by the perspective and the nature of the light by which it was seen, was seated the scout, holding a blazing knot of pine.
After having stood a few minutes in the cavern, the atmosphere of which was rather warm than damp, Dantes' eye, habituated as it was to darkness, could pierce even to the remotest angles of the cavern, which was of granite that sparkled like diamonds.
When they had nearly filled the throne room they formed ranks in the big underground cavern below, and then stood still until they were told what to do next.