from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An underground or partly underground chamber in a Pueblo village, used by the men especially for ceremonies or councils.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ceremonial underground chamber in a Pueblo village.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large chamber built under, or in, the houses of a Pueblo village, used as an assembly room in religious rites or as a men's dormitory. It is commonly lighted and entered from an opening in the roof.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sacred chamber, wholly or partly underground, in which many of the religious ceremonials of the Pueblo Indians are performed. Also estufa.
Hopi kíva.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hopi kíva. (Wiktionary)