Canyon meaning

kănyən
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A long, narrow valley between high cliffs, often with a stream flowing through it.
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The definition of a canyon is a deep ravine or gorge that typically exists between two cliffs.

A deep ravine carved by the Colorado River called The Grand Canyon is an example of a canyon.

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A long, deep, narrow valley with steep cliff walls, cut into the Earth by running water and often having a stream at the bottom.
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A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.
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A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.
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Origin of canyon

  • Spanish cañón possibly augmentative of caña tube, cane (from Latin canna reed cane) or alteration of callón canyon (from augmentative of calle street, road) (from Latin callis path) (of unknown origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish cañón

    From Wiktionary