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CAB

abbr.
Civil Aeronautics Board

cab 1

 (kăb)
n.
1. A taxicab.
2. The covered compartment of a heavy vehicle or machine, such as a truck or locomotive, in which the operator or driver sits.
3. A one-horse vehicle for public hire.
intr.v. cabbed, cab·bing, cabs
1. To ride or travel in a taxicab: We cabbed to the opera.
2. To drive a taxicab: He cabs for a living.

[Short for cabriolet.]

cab 2

also kab  (kăb)
n.
An ancient Hebrew unit of measure equal to about 2 liters (2.1 quarts).

[Hebrew qab.]

cab

(kæb)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a taxi
b. (as modifier): a cab rank.
2. (Automotive Engineering) the enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc, from which it is driven or operated
3. (Automotive Engineering) (formerly) a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire
4. first cab off the rank informal Austral the first person, etc, to do or take advantage of something
[C19: shortened from cabriolet]

cab

(kæb) or

kab

n
(Units) an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2.3 litres (4 pints)
[C16: from Hebrew qabh container, something hollowed out]

CAB

abbreviation for
1. (Social Welfare) (in Britain) Citizens' Advice Bureau
2. (Aeronautics) (in the US) Civil Aeronautics Board

cab1

(kæb)

n., v. cabbed, cab•bing. n.
1. a taxicab.
2. a horse-drawn vehicle for hire.
3. the covered part of a locomotive, truck, etc., where the operator sits.
v.i.
4. to ride in a cab.
[1640–50; short for cabriolet]

cab2

(kæb)

n.
an ancient Hebrew measure equal to about 2 quarts (1.9 liters).
[1525–35; < Hebrew qabh]

CAB

or C.A.B.,

Civil Aeronautics Board.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cab - a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sitscab - a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
2.cab - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriagecab - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
3.cab - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for moneycab - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
gypsy cab - a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls
minicab - a minicar used as a taxicab
fleet - group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
Verb1.cab - ride in a taxicab
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"

cab

noun taxi, minicab, taxicab, hackney, hackney carriage We'd better take a cab to the station.
Translations
سَيَّارَةٌ أُجْرَةسَيّارَةُ أُجْرَهمَقْصورَه في قِطار
kabinataxíktaxi
taxiførerhus
kabotaksio
taksiohjaamo
taksi
leigubíllstjórnklefi
タクシー
택시
taksi
kabīnetaksometrs
kabinataksi
taxi
รถรับจ้าง
taksişoför mahalli
taxi

cab

[kæb]
A. N
1. (= taxi) → taxi m, colectivo m (LAm)
2. [of lorry etc] → cabina f
3. (archaic) (horse-drawn) → cabriolé m, coche m de caballos
B. CPD cab driver Ntaxista mf
cab rank, cab stand Nparada f de taxis

cab

[ˈkæb ˈkæb] n
(= taxi) → taxi m
[train, truck] → cabine f
(horse-drawn)fiacre m

cab

n
(= taxi)Taxi nt, → Taxe f (inf), → Droschke f (form)
(of railway engine, lorry, crane)Führerhaus nt

cab

[kæb] n
a. (taxi) → taxi m inv
by cab → in taxi
b. (of train, truck, lorry) → cabina
c. (horsedrawn) → carrozza

cab

(kӕb) noun
1. (especially American) a taxi. Could you call a cab for me?
2. the driver's compartment of a railway engine, lorry etc.

cab

سَيَّارَةٌ أُجْرَة taxík taxi Taxi ταξί taxi taksi taxi taksi taxi タクシー 택시 taxi drosje taksówka táxi такси taxi รถรับจ้าง taksi taxi 出租车
References in classic literature ?
Flo and I, for the fun of it, ordered a hansom cab, while Aunt and Uncle were out, and went for a drive, though we learned afterward that it wasn't the thing for young ladies to ride in them alone.
Done," said the salesman; "and you may depend upon it there's a monstrous deal of quality in that horse, and if you want him for cab work he's a bargain.
Lemme call a cab now, like a good dear'--but I can call my own cabs, dontcha fool yourself--and I know what I'm a-doin', you bet
He told us all about the Heidelberg road, and which were the best places to avoid and which the best ones to tarry at; he charged me less than cost for the things I broke in the night; he put up a fine luncheon for us and added to it a quantity of great light-green plums, the pleasantest fruit in Germany; he was so anxious to do us honor that he would not allow us to walk out of Heilbronn, but called up Go"tz von Berlichingen's horse and cab and made us ride.
We know that at an early hour on the morning of the twenty-third the agent was called downstairs, while he was dressing, to speak to a young lady in a cab at the door.
The chuckle with which he said this, and the chuckle with which he paid for the Turkey, and the chuckle with which he paid for the cab, and the chuckle with which he recompensed the boy, were only to be exceeded by the chuckle with which he sat down breathless in his chair again, and chuckled till he cried.
The Finches spent their money foolishly (the Hotel we dined at was in Covent-garden), and the first Finch I saw, when I had the honour of joining the Grove, was Bentley Drummle: at that time floundering about town in a cab of his own, and doing a great deal of damage to the posts at the street corners.
There is only one cab in Lyvern," said Miss Wilson.
When the cab drew up at the theatre, it seemed to him that he had grown years older.
The Vicomte de Chagny hurriedly consulted a railway guide, dressed as quickly as he could, wrote a few lines for his valet to take to his brother and jumped into a cab which brought him to the Gare Montparnasse just in time to miss the morning train.
No sooner had they left him, however, than he gathered his bags together, descended from the compartment and sought a cab stand outside the station.
Utterson reflected; and then, raising his head, "If you will come with me in my cab," he said, "I think I can take you to his house.