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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea;


VERB (2)

1. hollow out as if making a cave or opening;
- Example: "The river was caving the banks"
[syn: cave, undermine]

2. explore natural caves;
[syn: cave, spelunk]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cave \Cave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caved; p. pr. & vb. n. Caving.] [Cf. F. caver. See Cave, n.] To make hollow; to scoop out. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The mouldred earth cav'd the banke. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cave \Cave\, v. i. 1. To dwell in a cave. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. [See To cave in, below.] To fall in or down; as, the sand bank caved. Hence (Slang), to retreat from a position; to give way; to yield in a disputed matter. [1913 Webster] To cave in. [Flem. inkalven.] (a) To fall in and leave a hollow, as earth on the side of a well or pit. (b) To submit; to yield. [Slang] --H. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cave \Cave\ (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. Cage.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] "The cave of the ear." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eng. Politics) A coalition or group of seceders from a political party, as from the Liberal party in England in 1866. See Adullam, Cave of, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Cave bear (Zool.), a very large fossil bear (Ursus spel[ae]us) similar to the grizzly bear, but large; common in European caves. Cave dweller, a savage of prehistoric times whose dwelling place was a cave. --Tylor. Cave hyena (Zool.), a fossil hyena found abundanty in British caves, now usually regarded as a large variety of the living African spotted hyena. Cave lion (Zool.), a fossil lion found in the caves of Europe, believed to be a large variety of the African lion. Bone cave. See under Bone. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cave n 1: a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea v 1: hollow out as if making a cave or opening; "The river was caving the banks" [syn: cave, undermine] 2: explore natural caves [syn: cave, spelunk]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "cave": 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, collapse, concave, concealment, couch, cove, cover, covert, coverture, crack-up, crash, crumple, cup, cyclone cellar, debacle, decline, defer, deflate, den, disaster, dish, droop, dugout, earth, fall in, fallout shelter, flop, flop down, flump, flump down, fold, fold up, form, founder, foxhole, funk hole, give way, go, go down, grot, grotto, hole, hollow, hollow out, implode, knuckle, knuckle under, lair, lapse, lodge, lower, mew, plop, plop down, plump, puncture, run, safety zone, sag, set, settle, settle down, sewer, shelter, shipwreck, sink, sink down, slouch, slump, slump down, smash, smashup, storm cave, storm cellar, submerge, submit, subside, subterrane, subterranean, subway, succumb, surrender, swag, total loss, trench, tunnel, warren, washout, wrack, wreck, yield
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

CAVE Cave for Automated Virtual Environment (VR)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Cave There are numerous natural caves among the limestone rocks of Syria, many of which have been artificially enlarged for various purposes. The first notice of a cave occurs in the history of Lot (Gen. 19:30). The next we read of is the cave of Machpelah (q.v.), which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth (Gen. 25:9, 10). It was the burying-place of Sarah and of Abraham himself, also of Isaac, Rebekah, Leah, and Jacob (Gen. 49:31; 50:13). The cave of Makkedah, into which the five Amorite kings retired after their defeat by Joshua (10:16, 27). The cave of Adullam (q.v.), an immense natural cavern, where David hid himself from Saul (1 Sam. 22:1, 2). The cave of Engedi (q.v.), now called 'Ain Jidy, i.e., the "Fountain of the Kid", where David cut off the skirt of Saul's robe (24:4). Here he also found a shelter for himself and his followers to the number of 600 (23:29; 24:1). "On all sides the country is full of caverns which might serve as lurking-places for David and his men, as they do for outlaws at the present day." The cave in which Obadiah hid the prophets (1 Kings 18:4) was probably in the north, but it cannot be identified. The cave of Elijah (1 Kings 19:9), and the "cleft" of Moses on Horeb (Ex. 33:22), cannot be determined. In the time of Gideon the Israelites took refuge from the Midianites in dens and caves, such as abounded in the mountain regions of Manasseh (Judg. 6:2). Caves were frequently used as dwelling-places (Num. 24:21; Cant. 2:14; Jer. 49:16; Obad. 1:3). "The excavations at Deir Dubban, on the south side of the wady leading to Santa Hanneh, are probably the dwellings of the Horites," the ancient inhabitants of Idumea Proper. The pits or cavities in rocks were also sometimes used as prisons (Isa. 24:22; 51:14; Zech. 9:11). Those which had niches in their sides were occupied as burying-places (Ezek. 32:23; John 11:38).
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Cave, MO -- U.S. town in Missouri Population (2000): 7 Housing Units (2000): 5 Land area (2000): 0.988342 sq. miles (2.559794 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.988342 sq. miles (2.559794 sq. km) FIPS code: 12079 Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29 Location: 39.022986 N, 91.058936 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Cave, MO Cave