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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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cavern

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

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

cavern

[ˈkævən] Ncaverna f
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cavern

[ˈkævərn] ncaverne f
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cavern

nHöhle f
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cavern

[ˈkævən] ncaverna
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cavern

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

n. caverna, cavidad patológica.
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