What is another word for cavern?

Pronunciation: [kˈavən] (IPA)

The term "cavern" refers to a large underground chamber which is often formed by natural processes like weathering and erosion. Some synonyms for cavern include cave, grotto, and underground cavern. Another alternative is to use the word cavity, which is often used to describe hollow spaces in a rock formation. Additionally, some other synonyms for cavern could include catacomb, cellar, crypt, or subterranean vault. These words all imply spaces underground or within a rock structure. Overall, the use of synonyms helps to add variety and interest to written descriptions, while still conveying the same basic meaning.

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  • Forward Entailment

    • Noun, singular or mass
      cave.
  • Other Related

    • Noun, singular or mass
      grotto.

What are the hypernyms for Cavern?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Cavern?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Cavern

Fear seized him only at the thought of what would happen if clouds should veil the moon and the sky, for then he would find himself as though in a subterranean cavern.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Like the roses in the cavern in Alladine and Palomides, they could not live in the light of day.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
Yes, for it has not the looks of a natural cavern which has not yet been discovered.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island"
Cyril Burleigh

Famous quotes with Cavern

  • The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.
    George Berkeley
  • Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience; and casts light into the cavern through which he worked his cause up to the cheerful day.
    Margaret Fuller
  • The gorilla-slayer moved out into the glade. Massive, terrible, he was the personification of the primitive, the Stone Age. His mouth yawned in a red cavern of a grin; he bore himself with the haughty arrogance of savage might.
    Robert E. Howard
  • I carved that fight on a reindeer bone With rude and hairy hand; I pictured his fall on the cavern wall That men might understand. For we lived by blood and the right of might Ere human laws were drawn, And the age of sin did not begin Till our brutal tusks were gone.
    Langdon Smith
  • Souls of Poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern?
    John Keats

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