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can·yon

 (kăn′yən)
n.
A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.

[Spanish cañón, possibly augmentative of caña, tube, cane (from Latin canna, reed; see cane) or alteration of callón, canyon (from augmentative of calle, street, road, from Latin callis, path, of unknown origin).]
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canyon

(ˈkænjən) or

cañon

n
(Physical Geography) a gorge or ravine, esp in North America, usually formed by the down-cutting of a river in a dry area where there is insufficient rainfall to erode the sides of the valley
[C19: from Spanish cañón, from caña tube, from Latin canna cane]
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can•yon

(ˈkæn yən)

n.
a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it; gorge.
[1835–45, Amer.; < American Spanish, Sp cañón a long tube, a hollow, derivative of cañ(a) tube]
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can·yon

(kăn′yən)
A long, deep, narrow valley with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water and often having a stream at the bottom.
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canyon

- Gets its name from Spanish canon, "tube."
See also related terms for tube.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canyon - a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
canyonside - the steeply sloping side of a canyon
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
ravine - a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
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canyon

noun gorge, pass, gulf, valley, clough (dialect), gully, ravine, defile, gulch (U.S.), coulee (U.S.) This trail leads down into the canyon.
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Translations
وادٍ ضَيِّقُ عَميقٌ
kaňon
kløftslugt
kanjonikuru
kanyon
gljúfur
kanjonas
kanjons
cânion
kaňon
kanyonvâdi

canyon

[ˈkænjən] Ncañón m
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canyon

[ˈkænjən] ncañon m, canyon m
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canyon

, (US) cañon
nCañon m
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canyon

[ˈkænjən] ncanyon m inv
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canyon

(ˈkӕnjən) noun
a deep valley between high steep banks, usually containing a river. the Grand Canyon.
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References in classic literature ?
The plateau was cut by frequent canyons the passage of which often entailed hours of wearing effort.
Dawn caught us on the northern brow, and in the gray light we dropped down through chaparral into redwood canyons deep and warm with the breath of passing summer.
But Michael was long in giving over his search for Steward, and, running the mountain trails or scrambling and sliding down into the deep canyons, was ever expectant and ready for Steward to step forth before him, or to pick up the unmistakable scent that would lead him to him.
Only the canyons were wooded, while the higher and more distant hills were furry with chaparral.
If a young man with an idea can once get Jim Burden's attention, can manage to accompany him when he goes off into the wilds hunting for lost parks or exploring new canyons, then the money which means action is usually forthcoming.
Next morning they planned to load and start, squarely into the teeth of the north, on their perilous traverse of half a thousand miles of lakes and rapids and box canyons. But before he went to bed that night, Young Liverpool was out over the camp.
IT was the green heart of the canyon, where the walls swerved back from the rigid plan and relieved their harshness of line by making a little sheltered nook and filling it to the brim with sweetness and roundness and softness.
They had entered a narrow canyon when Number Twelve went down beneath a half dozen parangs.
"It runs far beneath the ice field, and below the level of the Valley Otz, but its canyon is open here."
he turned in the saddle and looked back across the canyon at the ancient dump and dark mouth of the tunnel.
The foundation of their airy castles lay already before them in the strip of rich alluvium on the river bank, where the North Fork, sharply curving round the base of Devil's Spur, had for centuries swept the detritus of gulch and canyon. They had barely crossed the threshold of this treasure-house, to find themselves rich men; what possibilities of affluence might be theirs when they had fully exploited their possessions?
Their wild cries echoed in the canyon for a short time, and then all was still once more.