noun, plural cav·i·ties.
- cavity block,
- cavity resonator,
- cavity wall,
Origin of cavity
Examples from the Web for cavity
Take a “cavity bomb,” for example: explosives hidden in rolls of fat, between butt cheeks.Man’s Airport Strip Meant to Highlight Intrusive and Ineffective TSA Security|Winston Ross|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In police work, that's called a custody search that includes everything short of a cavity search.
The cavity or chamber of this cavern is about 100 feet across in each direction.Archeological Investigations|Gerard Fowke
He perceived that the phaen had aer head in a cavity and was scrutinising something, and waited for aer to reappear.A Voyage to Arcturus|David Lindsay
For the chuck the upper part of the cavity of a metal cylinder is bored out so as to fit on the driving spindle.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
This may be most readily observed at the organ of Love of Stimulus, immediately in front of the cavity of the ear.
Cavity rather deep, very acute; Stem medium to short, slender.American Pomology|J. A. Warder
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for cavity
1540s, from Middle French cavité (13c.), from Late Latin cavitatem (nominative cavitas) "hollowness," from Latin cavus "hollow" (see cave (n.)).