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cave

 (kāv)
n.
1. A hollow or natural passage under or into the earth, especially one with an opening to the surface.
2. A storage cellar, especially for wine.
v. caved, cav·ing, caves
v.tr.
1. To dig or hollow out.
2. To cause to collapse or fall in. Often used with in: The impact caved in the roof of the car.
v.intr.
1. To fall in; collapse. Often used with in: The walls caved in during the earthquake.
2. To give up all opposition; yield. Often used with in: The school committee caved in to the demands of parents.
3. To explore caves.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cava, from neuter pl. of cavus, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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cave

(keɪv)
n
1. (Physical Geography) an underground hollow with access from the ground surface or from the sea, often found in limestone areas and on rocky coastlines
2. (Historical Terms) history Brit a secession or a group seceding from a political party on some issue. See Adullamite
3. (modifier) living in caves
vb
(tr) to hollow out
[C13: from Old French, from Latin cava, plural of cavum cavity, from cavus hollow]

cave

(ˈkeɪvɪ)
n
guard or lookout (esp in the phrase keep cave)
sentence substitute
watch out!
[from Latin cavē! beware!]
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cave

(keɪv)

n., v. caved, cav•ing. n.
1. a hollow in the earth, esp. one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc.
2. a storage cellar, esp. for wine.
v.t.
3. Mining. to cause (overlying rock) to collapse into a stope or sublevel; undermine.
v.i.
4. to collapse (often fol. by in).
5. cave in,
a. to fall in; collapse.
b. to cause to fall in or collapse.
c. to yield; surrender.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin cava (feminine singular), Latin cava, neuter pl. of cavum hole]
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cave

(kāv)
A hollow or natural passage under the earth or in the side of a hill or mountain with an opening to the surface. Caves can form in many ways, but especially from the dissolving of limestone.
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Cave

 a small group of politicians who break away from the main party; a splinter party.
Example: cave of Adullam, 1866.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

cave


Past participle: caved
Gerund: caving

Imperative
cave
cave
Present
I cave
you cave
he/she/it caves
we cave
you cave
they cave
Preterite
I caved
you caved
he/she/it caved
we caved
you caved
they caved
Present Continuous
I am caving
you are caving
he/she/it is caving
we are caving
you are caving
they are caving
Present Perfect
I have caved
you have caved
he/she/it has caved
we have caved
you have caved
they have caved
Past Continuous
I was caving
you were caving
he/she/it was caving
we were caving
you were caving
they were caving
Past Perfect
I had caved
you had caved
he/she/it had caved
we had caved
you had caved
they had caved
Future
I will cave
you will cave
he/she/it will cave
we will cave
you will cave
they will cave
Future Perfect
I will have caved
you will have caved
he/she/it will have caved
we will have caved
you will have caved
they will have caved
Future Continuous
I will be caving
you will be caving
he/she/it will be caving
we will be caving
you will be caving
they will be caving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caving
you have been caving
he/she/it has been caving
we have been caving
you have been caving
they have been caving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caving
you will have been caving
he/she/it will have been caving
we will have been caving
you will have been caving
they will have been caving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caving
you had been caving
he/she/it had been caving
we had been caving
you had been caving
they had been caving
Conditional
I would cave
you would cave
he/she/it would cave
we would cave
you would cave
they would cave
Past Conditional
I would have caved
you would have caved
he/she/it would have caved
we would have caved
you would have caved
they would have caved
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

cave

1. A Latin word meaning beware.
2. A hole in the Earth’s crust, produced by water erosion or lava.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cave - a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the seacave - a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
cavern - a large cave or a large chamber in a cave
cove - small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain
floor - the lower inside surface of any hollow structure; "the floor of the pelvis"; "the floor of the cave"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
grot, grotto - a small cave (usually with attractive features)
roof - the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space; "the roof of the cave was very high"; "I could see the roof of the bear's mouth"
stalactite - a cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave
stalagmite - a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave
wall - a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
Verb1.cave - hollow out as if making a cave or opening; "The river was caving the banks"
core out, hollow out, hollow - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"
sap - excavate the earth beneath
2.cave - explore natural caves
explore - travel to or penetrate into; "explore unknown territory in biology"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

cave

noun hollow, cavern, grotto, den, cavity creatures such as bats and moths which shelter in caves
Quotations
"Caves: Usually inhabited by thieves. Always full of snakes" [Gustave Flaubert The Dictionary of Received Ideas]
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cave

noun
A hollow beneath the earth's surface:
phrasal verb
cave in
1. To fall in:
Idiom: give way.
2. To suddenly lose all health or strength:
Informal: crack up.
Slang: conk out.
Idiom: give way.
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Translations
пещера
jeskyně
hule
غار
luolamurtuaporausjätesiipisoppi
pećinaspilja
barlang
gua
hellir
ほら穴
동굴
cavernaspelunca
įkristiurvinis žmogus
ala
cavernăgrotăpeşteră
jamavotlina
grotta
ถ้ำ
hanghang động

cave

1 [keɪv]
A. Ncueva f, caverna f
B. CPD cave dweller Ncavernícola mf, troglodita mf
cave painting Npintura f rupestre
cave in VI + ADV
1. [ceiling] → derrumbarse, desplomarse; [ground] → hundirse
2. (fig) (= submit) → ceder, rendirse

cave

2 (o.f.) [ˈkeɪvɪ] EXCL (Brit) (Scol) cave!¡ojo!, ¡ahí viene!
to keep caveestar a la mira
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cave

[ˈkeɪv]
ncaverne f, grotte f
vi
to go caving → faire de la spéléologie, faire de la spéléo
cave in
vi
[roof] → s'effondrer
(= give in) [person] → céder
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cave

:
cave dweller
cave-in
nEinsturz m; (= place)Einsturzstelle f
caveman
nHöhlenmensch m; (fig)Tier nt (inf), → Urmensch m; cave instinctsUrinstinkte pl
cave painting

cave

1
n to keep cave (dated Brit Sch sl) → Schmiere stehen (inf)

cave

2
nHöhle f
vi to go cavingauf Höhlenexpedition(en) gehen; he did a lot of caving in his youthin seiner Jugend hat er viel Höhlenforschung betrieben
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cave

[keɪv]
1. ngrotta, caverna
2. vi to go cavingfare speleologia
cave in vi + adv (ceiling, roof) → sfondarsi, crollare; (ground) → franare, cedere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cave

(keiv) noun
a large natural hollow in rock or in the earth. The children explored the caves.
ˈcaveman (-mӕn) noun
in prehistoric times, a person who lived in a cave. Cavemen dressed in the skins of animals.
cave in
(of walls etc) to collapse.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

cave

كَهْف jeskyně hule Höhle σπηλιά cueva luola grotte pećina grotta ほら穴 동굴 grot hule jaskinia caverna пещера grotta ถ้ำ mağara hang động 洞穴
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

cave

n. depresión;
caverna.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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