- a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it.
Origin of canyon
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- a town in N Texas.
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Contemporary Examples of canyon
As he entered the canyon, he clutched his chest and fell to the sidewalk.Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius
October 5, 2014
There are more than 2,800 miles of trails on public lands around the Canyon that are vehicle-friendly.How Cliven Bundy and the Land Rights Movement Screws Native Americans
May 14, 2014
It's your new adventure base camp for exploring the Southwest's iconic deserts and canyon country.The U.S. Road Trips You Should Really Take
April 26, 2014
Mouha told us that we were among only a handful of Europeans to have ever walked through the canyon.On Foot in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
January 22, 2014
The privately owned area does not have trails in the canyon, but does offer similar white-water rafting trips.Seven Shutdown Winners, From the Newseum to Dollywood
October 3, 2013
Historical Examples of canyon
Between its Babel towers narrow Nassau Street was like a canyon.The Bacillus of Beauty
Linda slid down the side of the canyon with the deftness of the expert.
And it's just about ready to start for its very own cave in the canyon.
When they approached the entrance to the canyon, gradually Linda slowed down.
"I can show you where she followed me, straight up the face of the canyon, almost," she said.
- 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
Word Origin for canyon
"narrow valley between cliffs," 1834, from Mexican Spanish cañon, extended sense of Spanish cañon "a pipe, tube; deep hollow, gorge," augmentative of cano "a tube," from Latin canna "reed" (see cane (n.)). But earlier spelling callon (1560s) might suggest a source in calle "street."
- A long, deep, narrow valley with steep cliff walls, cut into the Earth by running water and often having a stream at the bottom.