- a cave, especially one that is large and mostly underground.
- Pathology. a cavity that is produced by disease, especially one produced in the lungs by tuberculosis.
- to enclose in or as if in a cavern.
- to hollow out to form a cavern.
Origin of cavern
Examples from the Web for cavern
The Beatles Story Museum features a replica of the Cavern Club and a Fab 4D animated cinema show.
Next door to the museum is a clone of the Cavern Club, the Beatle Café and the Sala John Lennon stand-up comedy theatre.
Her body was covered with a blanket when it was found inside a cavern of the ancient walls, obscuring it from view.Istanbul Hunts for Sarai Sierra’s Killer
February 7, 2013
It was soothing to his eyes, so used to the darkness of the Nibelungs' cavern.Opera Stories from Wagner
In an instant they fled into the darkest corner of the cavern.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
The Sibyl placed them in rows on the ledges of rock inside the cavern.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
Charley was a few yards ahead of me, and ran stooping into the cavern.Wilfrid Cumbermede
All around the dais, seated on the sloping floor of the cavern, were Lakonians.Priestess of the Flame
Sewell Peaslee Wright
- a cave, esp when large and formed by underground water, or a large chamber in a cave
- to shut in or as if in a cavern
- to hollow out
Word Origin and History for cavern
late 14c., from Old French caverne (12c.) "cave, vault, cellar," from Late Latin caverna "cave," from Latin cavus "hollow" (see cave (n.)). In Old English such a land feature might be called an eorðscræf.
- A large cave.