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Definition of CAVE

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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 [gcide]

Cave \Cave\, v. i.
     1. To dwell in a cave. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     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 [gcide]

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}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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113 Moby Thesaurus words for "cave":
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