from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.
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- n. A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The English form of the Spanish word cañon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See cañon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
And up our canyon is a cave that I used to play was Minervy's cave.
A concrete canyon is as depressing as a strip mall. efgoldman Says:
We tied up our horses directly across a huge canyon from the cliff he was perched on.
Â Geologists believe that the canyon is over 17 million years old.
Â The canyon is 277 miles long and ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles.
From between the knolls, a feeder to the main canyon and likewise fringed with redwoods, emerged a smaller canyon.
Here the Dyea River became a rushing mountain torrent, plunging out of a dark canyon from the glaciers that fed it far above.
Back up the canyon from the lip of the hole all marks were likewise removed.
(Hence my disastrously limited posting lately.) The canyon is OK, but it seems to be impressive due only to its size.
About half the passengers travelling this line stop overnight somewhere in canyon-country.