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Definition of CAVITY

2 definitions found:

Cavity \Cav"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Cavities}. [L. cavus hollow: cf. F. cavit['e].]
     1. Hollowness. [Obs.]
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              The cavity or hollowness of the place. --Goodwin. [1913 Webster]

     2. A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity. [1913 Webster]

              An instrument with a small cavity, like a small spoon.                                --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

              Abnormal spaces or excavations are frequently formed in the lungs, which are designated cavities or vomic[ae].                            --Quain. [1913 Webster]

     {Body cavity}, the c[oe]lum. See under {Body}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

142 Moby Thesaurus words for "cavity":
     abysm, abyss, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aperture, armpit, arroyo, basin, booth, bowl, box, box canyon, breach, break, broaching, canyon, cell, cellule, chamber, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, clearing, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, compartment, concave, concavity, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crater, crevasse, crevice, crib, crypt, cup, cut, cwm, deep, defile, dell, depression, depth, dike, dip, disclosure, ditch, donga, draw, enclosed space, excavation, fault, fenestra, fissure, fistula, flaw, flume, fold, follicle, fontanel, foramen, fracture, funnel chest, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gat, gorge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, hiatus, hold, hole, hollow, hollow shell, incision, inlet, interval, joint, kloof, lacuna, laying open, leak, manger, moat, notch, nullah, opening, opening up, orifice, outlet, pass, passage, passageway, pew, pit, pocket, pore, punch bowl, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture, scissure, scoop, seam, shaft, shell, sink, sinus, slit, slot, socket, space, split, stall, stoma, throwing open, trench, trough, uncorking, unstopping, vacuity, valley, vault, void, vug, wadi, well, yawn, yawning abyss

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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