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Cavernous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CAVERNOUS, a. Hollow; full of caverns.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: being or suggesting a cavern; "vast cavernous chambers hollowed out of limestone"
2: 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" [syn: erectile, cavernous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. having caverns or cavities b. of animal tissue composed largely of vascular sinuses and capable of dilating with blood to bring about the erection of a body part 2. constituting or suggesting a cavern <a cavernous warehouse> cavernously adverb

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cavernous Cav"ern*ous, a. [L. cavernosus: cf. F. caverneux.] 1. Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow. 2. Filled with small cavities or cells. 3. Having a sound caused by a cavity. Cavernous body, a body of erectile tissue with large interspaces which may be distended with blood, as in the penis or clitoris. Cavernous respiration, a peculiar respiratory sound andible on auscultation, when the bronchial tubes communicate with morbid cavities in the lungs.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A cavernous room or building is very large inside, and so it reminds you of a cave. The work space is a bare and cavernous warehouse. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Hollow.

Moby Thesaurus

abysmal, abyssal, boat-shaped, boatlike, bottomless, bowl-shaped, bowllike, cavelike, commodious, concave, concaved, craterlike, cup-shaped, cupped, cymbiform, deep as hell, dish-shaped, dished, dishing, dishlike, fathomless, funnel-breasted, funnel-chested, funnel-shaped, gaping, hollow, hollowed, incurved, incurving, incurvous, infundibular, infundibuliform, navicular, naviform, plumbless, plunging, retiring, retreating, reverberant, saucer-shaped, scaphoid, scyphate, sepulchral, soundless, spoonlike, sunk, sunken, unfathomable, unfathomed, unsounded, vast, without bottom, yawning



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