Synonyms and related words:
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

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  • Cavity — Cav i*ty, n.; pl. {Cavities}. [L. cavus hollow: cf. F. cavit[ e].] 1. Hollowness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The cavity or hollowness of the place. Goodwin. [1913 Webster] 2. A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity. [1913 Webster] An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cavity — [kav′i tē] n. pl. cavities [Fr cavité < LL cavitas < L cavus, HOLLOW: see CAVE] 1. a hole or hollow place 2. a natural hollow place within the body [the abdominal cavity] 3. a hollow place in a tooth, esp. when caused by decay …   English World dictionary

  • Cavity — Cavity. См. Полость. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • cavity — 1540s, from M.Fr. cavité (13c.), from L.L. cavitas hollowness, from L. cavus hollow (see CAVE (Cf. cave)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cavity — hollow, *hole, pocket, void, vacuum Contrasted words: bulge, protuberance, protrusion, *projection …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cavity — [n] sunken or decayed area atrium, basin, bursa, caries, chamber, crater, decay, dent, depression, gap, hole, hollow, pit, pocket, sinus, socket, vacuity, void; concept 513 …   New thesaurus

  • cavity — ► NOUN (pl. cavities) 1) a hollow space within a solid object. 2) a decayed part of a tooth. ORIGIN Latin cavitas, from cavus hollow …   English terms dictionary

  • cavity — cavitied, adj. /kav i tee/, n., pl. cavities. 1. any hollow place; hollow. 2. Anat. a hollow space within the body, an organ, a bone, etc. 3. a hollow space or a pit in a tooth, most commonly produced by caries. A cavity may be artificially made… …   Universalium

  • Cavity — A cavity is a hole. It may refer to: *Dental cavity, damage to the structure of teeth *Resonator, a device designed to select for waves of particular wavelengths ** Optical cavity, the cavity resonator of a laser *Cavitation, the phenomenon of… …   Wikipedia

  • cavity — n. 1) to fill a cavity (in a tooth) 2) the abdominal; chest; oral cavity * * * [ kævɪtɪ] chest oral cavity the abdominal to fill a cavity (in a tooth) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cavity — 1. A hollow space; hole. See cave, c., cavitas, cavernous space. 2. Lay term for the loss of tooth structure due to dental caries. SYN: cavum [TA], cavitas. [L. cavus …   Medical dictionary