cavernous


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cav·ern·ous

 (kăv′ər-nəs)
adj.
1. Filled with caverns.
2. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous yawn; cavernous echoes.
3. Anatomy Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.

cav′ern·ous·ly adv.

cavernous

(ˈkævənəs)
adj
1. suggestive of a cavern in vastness, darkness, etc: cavernous hungry eyes.
2. filled with small cavities; porous
3. (Physical Geography) (of rocks) containing caverns or cavities
ˈcavernously adv

cav•ern•ous

(ˈkæv ər nəs)

adj.
1. being or resembling a cavern: a cavernous room.
2. deep-set.
3. hollow and deep-sounding: a cavernous voice.
4. containing caverns.
5. full of small cavities; porous.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
cav′ern•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cavernous - being or suggesting a cavern; "vast cavernous chambers hollowed out of limestone"
hollow - not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
2.cavernous - 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"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
expansive - able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion; "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"

cavernous

adjective vast, wide, huge, enormous, extensive, immense, spacious, expansive, capacious, commodious the cavernous interior of the gallery

cavernous

adjective
1. Curving inward:
2. Open wide:
Translations
كَهْفي، كَبيرٌ ومُجَوَّف
rozsáhlý
mægtigrummelig
gímaldslegur
jaskyňovitý
mağara gibi

cavernous

[ˈkævənəs] ADJ [eyes, cheeks] → hundido; [pit, darkness] → cavernoso

cavernous

[ˈkævərnəs] adj [room, building] → immense

cavernous

adj
cellar, pit, darknesstief; holegähnend; mouthriesig; eyestief liegend; cheekseingefallen, hohl; voicehohl (tönend); yawnherzhaft, breit
mountain etchöhlenreich, voller Höhlen

cavernous

[ˈkævənəs] adj (eyes, cheeks) → incavato/a, infossato/a; (pit) → ampio/a e profondo/a; (darkness) → fitto/a

cavern

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

cav·ern·ous

a. cavernoso-a, que contiene espacios huecos.
References in classic literature ?
On that side of the road where the brook entered the wood, a group of oaks and chestnuts, matted thick with wild grape-vines, threw a cavernous gloom over it.
The queen's guards fell into line, and she and they marched away, with their torch-bearers, and woke the echoes of the cavernous tunnels with the measured beat of their retreating footfalls.
The ragged knight stole warily to a good position, then he unslung his cylindrical knapsack--which was simply the common fire-extinguisher known to modern times-- and the first chance he got he turned on his hose and shot the dragon square in the center of his cavernous mouth.
Through gloomy vaults where the light of day had never shone, past hideous doors of dark dens and cages, down cavernous flights of steps, and again up steep rugged ascents of stone and brick, more like dry waterfalls than staircases, Defarge, the turnkey, and Jacques Three, linked hand and arm, went with all the speed they could make.
I did not approach her solitary figure without trembling; for this gloomy end to her determined walk, and the way in which she stood, almost within the cavernous shadow of the iron bridge, looking at the lights crookedly reflected in the strong tide, inspired a dread within me.
So in Nicolete's bower it illuminated with strange radiancy the dainty disorder of deserted lunch, made prisms out of the wine-glasses, painted the white cloth with wedge-shaped rainbows, and flooded the cavernous interiors of the half-eaten fowl with a pathetic yellow torchlight.
Thus was he worming his way behind the guard when the latter straightened up, opened his cavernous mouth in a wide yawn, and stretched his arms above his head.
His head was in one part of the kingdom, and his feet extended across the boundaries of another part; and he was taking whatever comfort he could get, while the Pygmies scrambled over him, and peeped into his cavernous mouth, and played among his hair.
But there are chinks, or there may be chinks, in the best adjusted masonry; there was a chink in my cavernous cell; for, eventually, I saw, or seemed to see, a ray--pallid, indeed, and cold, and doubtful, but still a ray, for it showed that narrow path which conscience had promised after two, three hours' torturing research in brain and memory, I disinterred certain remains of circumstances, and conceived a hope that by putting them together an expedient might be framed, and a resource discovered.
Again and again I glanced round swiftly, with the conviction that I was about to see something, but only to meet the dark tangle of our hedge or the solemn and cavernous gloom of the great trees which arched above our heads.
But the massive stature remained, and something deep and even cavernous about the setting of the eyes redeemed.
Presently he came to the dark cavernous portal in the face of the Golden Cliffs, through which the river poured.