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Definitions of canon:

part of speech: noun

A narrow deep passage between hills or mountains. Also, canyon.

part of speech: noun

A law or rule, esp. in ecclesiastical matters: the genuine books of Scripture, called the sacred canon: a dignitary of the Church of England: a list of saints canonized: a large kind of type.

part of speech: noun

A law or rule in general, especially regarding religious doctrines; the books of the Holy Scriptures received as authoritative by the Christian Church.

part of speech: noun

In Church affairs, a rule or law in discipline or doctrine; a rule in general; a catalogue of saints; the Holy Scriptures, called the sacred canon; a repeating piece of music; every last step in the fore leg of a horse; in print., a large size of type; canon law, the laws that regulate church government.

part of speech: noun

In Western America, a deep gorge or ravine between high and steep banks.

part of speech: noun

A deep gorge or ravine between high and steep banks, worn by water- courses.

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