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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.]
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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
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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.
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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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

cab

noun taxi, minicab, taxicab, hackney, hackney carriage We'd better take a cab to the station.
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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
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

cab

[ˈkæb ˈkæb] n
(= taxi) → taxi m
[train, truck] → cabine f
(horse-drawn)fiacre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cab

n
(= taxi)Taxi nt, → Taxe f (inf), → Droschke f (form)
(of railway engine, lorry, crane)Führerhaus nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cab

[kæb] n
a. (taxi) → taxi m inv
by cab → in taxi
b. (of train, truck, lorry) → cabina
c. (horsedrawn) → carrozza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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References in classic literature ?
I got the express wagons and cabs mostly for $5; but the trucks and two-horse teams mostly raised me to $10.
But I'm allowed to meet her with a cab at the Grand Central Station to-morrow evening at the 8.30 train.
Jerry had a cab of his own, and two horses, which he drove and attended to himself.
In front of Donaldson's Hospital, John counted it good fortune to perceive a cab a great way of, and by much shouting and waving of his arm, to catch the notice of the driver.
That was the time when her daughter Winnie could not help passing a remark to Mr Verloc that "mother has been spending half-crowns and five shillings almost every day this last week in cab fares." But the remark was not made grudgingly.
Cab whistles blowing frantically in all directions.
He then hailed a cab, and ordered the driver to take us to the address given us by Lestrade.
When the servant appeared, he told the man to fetch a cab.
We had hardly proceeded a third of the way down the Avenue Road when I saw a cab draw up at a house a few doors below us, on the opposite side of the way.
With a low groan of misery, she threw herself back in the cab. Lost in her own dark thoughts, as careless of the woman whom she had bent to her iron will as if no such person sat by her side, she preserved a sinister silence, until they reached the house where Miss Lockwood lodged.
It was still early in the day when a lady arrived, in a cab from the railway, at the Sheep's Head Hotel.
The cab had been left round the corner--round several corners for all I know.