Rečno korito i rečna dolina sa strmim stenovitim stranama, u oblastima gde su slojevi zadržali vodoravan položaj, koje su napravile brdske vode (naročito u Severnoj Americi). (šp.)
Deep, narrow valley or gorge running through mountains. Canyons are formed by stream down-cutting, usually in arid areas, where the stream or river receives water from outside the area.
There are many canyons in the western US and in Mexico, for example the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona, the canyon in Yellowstone National Park, and the Black Canyon in Colorado.(North America) A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall; SYN. canon.
ETYM French gorge, Late Lat. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. from Latin gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, gra to devour. Related to Gorget.
Narrow steep-sided valley (or canyon) that may or may not have a river at the bottom. A gorge may be formed as a waterfall retreats upstream, eroding away the rock at the base of a river valley; or it may be caused by rejuvenation, when a river begins to cut downward into its channel once again (for example, in response to a fall in sea level). Gorges are common in limestone country, where they may be formed by the collapse of the roofs of underground caverns.
A deep ravine (usually with a river running through it).