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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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cavernous

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

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

cavernous

[ˈkævənəs] ADJ [eyes, cheeks] → hundido; [pit, darkness] → cavernoso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cavernous

[ˈkævərnəs] adj [room, building] → immense
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cavernous

adj
cellar, pit, darknesstief; holegähnend; mouthriesig; eyestief liegend; cheekseingefallen, hohl; voicehohl (tönend); yawnherzhaft, breit
mountain etchöhlenreich, voller Höhlen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cavernous

[ˈkævənəs] adj (eyes, cheeks) → incavato/a, infossato/a; (pit) → ampio/a e profondo/a; (darkness) → fitto/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cavern

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

a. cavernoso-a, que contiene espacios huecos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Then the chant began once more, and presently from a dark passageway beyond the altar another female emerged from the cavernous depths beneath the chamber.
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.
A rare genius who in a time of revolution would have made a brilliant appearance on the surface of events, but who in the fifteenth century was reduced to cavernous intrigues, and to "living in mines," as the Duc de Saint-Simon expresses it.
In the cavernous eyes of this unfortunate person rigid obstinacy and rigid goodness looked out together, with equal severity, on all her fellow-creatures alike.
It was their belief that if ever they weakened, the great beast would ingulf them and everything of beauty and wonder and joy and good in its cavernous and slime-dripping maw.
Though the promontory consisted of flats--expensive, with cavernous entrance halls, full of concierges and palms--it fulfilled its purpose, and gained for the older houses opposite a certain measure of peace.
'Whether,' said Gradgrind, pondering with his hands in his pockets, and his cavernous eyes on the fire, 'whether any instructor or servant can have suggested anything?
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.
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.
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.
Presently he came to the dark cavernous portal in the face of the Golden Cliffs, through which the river poured.