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From Middle English cavity, from Middle French cavité, from Late Latin cavitas, from Latin cavus (“hollow”).
- IPA(key): /?kæv?ti/
- (US) IPA(key): [?k?æv??i]
cavity (plural cavities)
- A hole or hollow depression.
- A hollow area within the body (such as the sinuses).
- (dentistry) A small or large hole in a tooth caused by caries; often also a soft area adjacent to the hole also affected by caries.
- See also Thesaurus:hole
- (dentistry): caries
- cavity in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- cavity in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- cavity at OneLook Dictionary Search
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Unadapted borrowing from Latin vestibulum (“a forecourt, entrance court; an entrance”). Doublet of vestibule.
- (General American) IPA(key): /v??st?b.j?l.?m/
- Rhymes: -?bj?l?m
vestibulum (plural vestibula)
- (zootomy) A cavity into which, in certain bryozoans, the esophagus and anus open.
- (anatomy) The vestibule of the ear.
- “vestibulum”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary, (Please provide a date or year).
From vesti? (“to dress, clothe, vest”) +? -bulum (“place, location”, nominal suffix), probably from the sense of "a place to dress."
- (Classical) IPA(key): /u?es?ti.bu.lum/, [u??s??t??b??????]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ves?ti.bu.lum/, [v?s?t?i?bulum]
vestibulum n (genitive vestibul?); second declension
- (literally) enclosed space between the entrance of a house and the street, forecourt, entrance court
- Coordinate term: ?trium
- (transferred sense) entrance (to anything)
- (figuratively) entrance, opening, beginning
Second-declension noun (neuter).
- vestibulum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- vestibulum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- vestibulum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- vestibulum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- vestibulum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- vestibulum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
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