cave

  • 61 cave — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a large hollow in the side of a cliff, hill, etc., or underground. 2 Brit. hist. a dissident political group. v.intr. explore caves, esp. interconnecting or underground. Phrases and idioms: cave bear an extinct kind of large bear …

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  • 62 CAVE — adj. des deux genres Creux. Des joues caves. OEil cave.   En termes d Anat., Veine cave, Chacune des deux grosses veines qui aboutissent à l oreillette droite du coeur, et qui se dirigent en sens inverse : l une est appelée Veine cave supérieure… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 63 Cave — Das lateinische Wort Cave bedeutet so viel wie Hüte Dich! Belegt sind Phrasen wie: cave canem Warnung vor dem Hund! cave mulierem Hüte dich vor der Frau! [1] cave ignoscas Beachte nicht zu vergeben! [2] Cave wird im medizinischen Sprachgebrauch… …

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  • 64 cave — There are two English words cave which, despite their apparent similarity, are probably unrelated. The earlier, ‘underground chamber’ [13], comes via Old French cave from Latin cavea, a nominal use of the adjective cavus ‘hollow’ (source also of… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 65 cave — I UK [keɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms cave : singular cave plural caves ** a large hole in the side of a hill or under the ground II UK [keɪv] / US verb Word forms cave : present tense I/you/we/they cave he/she/it caves present participle… …

    English dictionary

  • 66 cave — There are two English words cave which, despite their apparent similarity, are probably unrelated. The earlier, ‘underground chamber’ [13], comes via Old French cave from Latin cavea, a nominal use of the adjective cavus ‘hollow’ (source also of… …

    Word origins

  • 67 Cave-in — This article is about a geology phenomenon. For the rock band, see Cave In .A cave in is a collapse of a geologic formation, mine or structure which typically occurs during mining or tunneling. Geologic structures prone to cave ins include alvar …

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  • 68 cave — n. 1) to explore a cave 2) a deep cave * * * [keɪ viː] a deep cave to explore a cave …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 69 cave — 1 noun (C) a large natural hole in the side of a cliff or hill, or under the ground 2 verb cave in phrasal verb (I) 1 if the top or sides of something cave in, they fall down or inwards (+ on): The roof of the tunnel just caved in on us. 2 (I) to …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 70 cave-in — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cave in : singular cave in plural cave ins the sudden fall of the roof of a cave or mine …

    English dictionary

  • 71 cave — I. /keɪv / (say kayv) noun 1. a hollow in the earth, especially one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc. 2. English History a secession, or a group of seceders, from a political party on some special question. –verb… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 72 CAVE — s. f. Le fonds d argent que chacun des joueurs met devant soi à certains jeux de cartes, comme au brelan, à la bouillotte, etc. Perdre sa cave. Il est à sa première, à sa seconde cave. Faire une nouvelle cave …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 73 cave-in — /kayv in /, n. 1. a collapse, as of anything hollow: the worst cave in in the history of mining. 2. a place or site of such a collapse. 3. submission to something or someone previously opposed or resisted: His cave in to such unreasonable demands …

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  • 74 cave — 1. noun /keɪv/ a) A large, naturally occurring cavity formed underground, or in the face of a cliff or a hillside. We found a cave on the mountainside where we could take shelter. b) A hole, depression, or gap in earth or rock, whether natural or …

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  • 75 Cave — This unusual and interesting name is of either English or Norman (French) origin. The English source is locational, where the surname derives from the place called Cave in East Yorkshire, recorded as Cava and in the Domesday Book of 1086. The… …

    Surnames reference

  • 76 cave — Synonyms and related words: abri, air raid shelter, antre, bend, bomb shelter, bombproof, bow, bowl, break, break down, breakdown, breaking up, breakup, buckle, bunker, burrow, capitulate, cataclysm, catastrophe, cave in, cave in, cavern, cavity …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 77 cave — cave1 [ keıv ] noun count ** a large hole in the side of a hill or under the ground cave cave 2 [ keıv ] verb ,cave in phrasal verb intransitive 1. ) if a roof or wall caves in, it falls down or inward 2. ) to suddenly stop opposing something,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 78 cave — [[t]ke͟ɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ caves, caving, caved N COUNT A cave is a large hole in the side of a cliff or hill, or one that is under the ground. Outside the cave mouth the blackness of night was like a curtain. Phrasal Verbs: cave in …

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  • 79 cave in — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something such as a roof or a ceiling caves in, it collapses inwards. → See also cave in [V P] Part of the roof has caved in... [V P] The wall caved in to reveal a blocked up Victorian fireplace... [V P] I had a nervous… …

    English dictionary

  • 80 cave — cave1 [keɪv] noun a large natural underground chamber. verb 1》 explore caves as a sport. 2》 (cave in or US also cave) (of a roof or walls) subside or collapse. Derivatives caver noun caving noun …

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