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Definition of "kiva" []

  • An underground or partly underground chamber in a Pueblo village, used by the men especially for ceremonies or councils. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kiva" in a sentence
  • "He made his friends its members, but he called the kiva his own."
  • "At the top of the stairs you turn right into the "kiva" -- the clubhouse of the 350 Cliff Dwellers."
  • "The kiva was a large circular pit three manheights deep."