Need another word that means the same as “canyon”? Find 7 synonyms and 30 related words for “canyon” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Canyon” are: canon, ravine, gorge, gully, pass, defile, couloir
Canyon as a Noun
Definitions of "Canyon" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “canyon” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A deep gorge, typically one with a river flowing through it, as found in North America.
- A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall.
Synonyms of "Canyon" as a noun (7 Words)
|canon||The works of a particular author or artist that are recognized as genuine.|
Legislation which enables the Church of England General Synod to provide by canon for women to be ordained.
|couloir||A steep, narrow gully on a mountainside.|
|defile||A narrow pass (especially one between mountains.|
|gorge||The crop of a hawk.|
|gully||A fielder at gully.|
He was caught in the gully by Jones.
|pass||Any authorization to pass or go somewhere.|
The coach sent in a passing play on third and long.
|ravine||A deep, narrow gorge with steep sides.|
Usage Examples of "Canyon" as a noun
- The Grand Canyon.
Associations of "Canyon" (30 Words)
|arroyo||A steep-sided gully formed by the action of fast-flowing water in an arid or semi-arid region, found chiefly in the south-western US.|
|bog||An area of wet muddy ground that is too soft to support a heavy body.|
A bog of legal complications.
|cascade||Rush down in big quantities like a cascade.|
A cascade of anti war literature.
|chasm||A deep fissure in the earth’s surface.|
The chasm between rich and poor.
|clay||A hardened clay surface for a tennis court.|
A clay tile.
|cliff||A steep high face of rock.|
A coast path along the top of rugged cliffs.
|damp||Damp air or atmosphere.|
An ensemble of drums including a foot damped instrument.
|dank||Unpleasantly cool and humid.|
A dank cellar.
|defile||Spot, stain, or pollute.|
The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it.
|foothill||A relatively low hill on the lower slope of a mountain.|
The camp lies in the foothills of the Andes.
|glen||A narrow valley, especially in Scotland or Ireland.|
|gorge||Eat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food.|
They gorged themselves on Cornish cream teas.
|marsh||Low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water.|
Thousands of acres of marshland.
|mire||Soil with mud muck or mire.|
The mud mired our cart.
|morass||An area of muddy or boggy ground.|
She would become lost in a morass of lies and explanations.
|precipice||A very steep rock face or cliff, especially a tall one.|
We swerved toward the edge of the precipice.
|quagmire||A soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.|
Torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire.
|ravine||A deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water.|
|riparian||Of or relating to or located on the banks of a river or stream.|
The ranch s most expansive riparian habitat.
|river||Used in names of animals and plants living in or associated with rivers e g river dolphin.|
|shoal||Of fish form shoals.|
These fish can safely be released to shoal with most adult species.
|steep||A steep mountain slope.|
She pushed the bike up the steep hill.
|stream||The act of flowing or streaming continuous progression.|
A perfect trout stream.
|swamp||(of a boat) become overwhelmed with water and sink.|
The ceaseless deluge had turned the lawn into a swamp.
|swampy||Soft and watery.|
A swampy area.
|thames||The longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea.|
|vale||A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.|
The Vale of Glamorgan.
|valley||A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.|
The valley floor.
|waterfall||A cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline.|
Each phase of a waterfall project must be complete prior to moving to the next phase.
|wetland||Land consisting of marshes or swamps; saturated land.|
The draining of British wetlands.