canyon

(cañón [kaɲón], origin uncertain; either a figurative application of the augmentative form of caño 'pipe, conduit' < caña 'cane' < Latin cannam 'reed,' or since callón is an older form, it may derive from calle 'street' < Latin callem 'narrow path')
   Bentley: 1805. According to Blevins, a steep-sided valley, gorge, or ravine formed by a stream or river that has cut through the landscape. Water may or may not be flowing through it. The DRAE, DM, and VCN provide concurring definitions. In Spanish, a cañón is a narrow pass or valley between two mountains, generally with a river running through it.
   Alternate forms: cañon, kanyon, kenyon.
   2) According to Blevins, canyon can be used as a verb, meaning to lead into a canyon (as a stream).
   The verb form is not referenced in Spanish sources.
   Alternate forms: canyon out, canyon up.

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  • canyon — [ kanjɔ̃; kanjɔn ] ou cañon [ kaɲɔn ] n. m. • cagnon 1856; esp. du Mexique cañon, augment. de caño « tube »; cf. canne ♦ Gorge très profonde creusée par un cours d eau dans une chaîne de montagnes. Le Grand Canyon du Colorado. Océanogr. Longue et …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Canyon — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Canyon es el nombre de una serie de siete satélites de reconocimiento de la Fuerza Aérea de Estados Unidos. Fueron los primeros grandes satélites espía de los Estados Unidos y todos fueron lanzados desde Cabo… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Canyon — Canyon, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 12875 Housing Units (2000): 5091 Land area (2000): 4.951991 sq. miles (12.825598 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.951991 sq. miles (12.825598 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Canyon, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 12875 Housing Units (2000): 5091 Land area (2000): 4.951991 sq. miles (12.825598 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.951991 sq. miles (12.825598 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • canyon — /ˈkɛnjon, ingl. ˈkænjən/ s. m. inv. cañón (sp.), valle, forra, gola, canalone. SFUMATURE canyon gola forra Canyon è una parola inglese che designa in maniera specifica una valle tipica dell America settentrionale, originata dall erosione fluviale …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Canyon — Can yon, n. The English form of the Spanish word {Ca[ n]on}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canyon — / kænjən/, it. / kɛnjon/ s. ingl. [adattam. angloamer. dello sp. cañón ], usato in ital. al masch. (geogr.) [vallata molto profonda a forma di corridoio, incisa da un fiume in un tavolato, con pareti strapiombanti] ▶◀ Ⓖ (tosc.) botro, forra, gola …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • canyon — (n.) 1834, from Mex.Sp. cañon, extended sense of Sp. cañon a pipe, tube, gorge, from cano a tube, from L. canna reed (see CANE (Cf. cane)). But earlier spelling callon (1560s) might suggest a source in calle street …   Etymology dictionary

  • canyon — [n] gulf in mountain area coulee, glen, gorge, gulch, gully, ravine, valley; concepts 509,513 Ant. mountain …   New thesaurus

  • canyon — ► NOUN ▪ a deep gorge, especially one with a river flowing through it. ORIGIN Spanish cañón tube , from Latin canna cane …   English terms dictionary

  • canyon — ☆ canyon [kan′yən ] n. [AmSp cañón < Sp, a pipe, tube, gorge < caño, a tube < L canna, a reed: see CANE] a long, narrow valley between high cliffs, often with a stream flowing through it …   English World dictionary

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