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CANYON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does canyon mean? 

CANYON (noun)
  The noun CANYON has 1 sense:

1. a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

  Familiarity information: CANYON used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANYON (noun)


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Meaning:

A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

canyon; canon

Hypernyms ("canyon" is a kind of...):

ravine (a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water))

Meronyms (parts of "canyon"):

canyonside (the steeply sloping side of a canyon)

Domain region:

North America (a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama)


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