from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Filled with caverns.
- adj. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous yawn; cavernous echoes.
- adj. Anatomy Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. resembling a cavern; vast
- adj. having many caverns
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow.
- adj. Filled with small cavities or cells.
- adj. Having a sound caused by a cavity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Formed into a cavern or caverns; containing caverns; hence, deeply hollowed out; deep-set: as, cavernous mountains or rocks; cavernous eyes.
- Filled with small cavities, as a sponge; reticulated; honeycombed.
- the carotid groove (which see, under carotid).
- In petrography, porous or vesicular: applied to rocks some of whose minerals have been removed by solution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being or suggesting a cavern
- adj. filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
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