CANYON: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for CANYON?

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)

canonThe 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.
couloirA steep, narrow gully on a mountainside.
defileA narrow pass (especially one between mountains.
gorgeThe crop of a hawk.
gullyA fielder at gully.
He was caught in the gully by Jones.
passAny authorization to pass or go somewhere.
The coach sent in a passing play on third and long.
ravineA deep, narrow gorge with steep sides.

Usage Examples of "Canyon" as a noun

  • The Grand Canyon.

Associations of "Canyon" (30 Words)

arroyoA 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.
bogAn area of wet muddy ground that is too soft to support a heavy body.
A bog of legal complications.
cascadeRush down in big quantities like a cascade.
A cascade of anti war literature.
chasmA deep fissure in the earth’s surface.
The chasm between rich and poor.
clayA hardened clay surface for a tennis court.
A clay tile.
cliffA steep high face of rock.
A coast path along the top of rugged cliffs.
dampDamp air or atmosphere.
An ensemble of drums including a foot damped instrument.
dankUnpleasantly cool and humid.
A dank cellar.
defileSpot, stain, or pollute.
The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it.
foothillA relatively low hill on the lower slope of a mountain.
The camp lies in the foothills of the Andes.
glenA narrow valley, especially in Scotland or Ireland.
gorgeEat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food.
They gorged themselves on Cornish cream teas.
marshLow-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water.
Thousands of acres of marshland.
mireSoil with mud muck or mire.
The mud mired our cart.
morassAn area of muddy or boggy ground.
She would become lost in a morass of lies and explanations.
precipiceA very steep rock face or cliff, especially a tall one.
We swerved toward the edge of the precipice.
quagmireA soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.
Torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire.
ravineA deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water.
riparianOf or relating to or located on the banks of a river or stream.
The ranch s most expansive riparian habitat.
riverUsed in names of animals and plants living in or associated with rivers e g river dolphin.
River pollution.
shoalOf fish form shoals.
These fish can safely be released to shoal with most adult species.
steepA steep mountain slope.
She pushed the bike up the steep hill.
streamThe 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.
swampySoft and watery.
A swampy area.
thamesThe longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea.
valeA long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.
The Vale of Glamorgan.
valleyA long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.
The valley floor.
waterfallA 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.
wetlandLand consisting of marshes or swamps; saturated land.
The draining of British wetlands.

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