cab

noun (1)
\ˈkab, ˈkäb \

Definition of cab 

(Entry 1 of 5)

: an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about two quarts (2.2 liters)

cab

noun (2)
\ˈkab \

Definition of cab (Entry 2 of 5)

1a(1) : cabriolet

(2) : a similar light closed carriage (such as a hansom)

b : a carriage for hire

2 : taxicab

3 [ short for cabin ]

a : the part of a locomotive that houses the engineer and operating controls

b : a comparable shelter (as on a truck) housing operating controls

cab

verb
cabbed; cabbing

Definition of cab (Entry 3 of 5)

intransitive verb

: to travel in a cab cabbed back to the hotel

cab

noun (3), often capitalized
\ˈkab \

Definition of cab (Entry 4 of 5)

Definition of CAB (Entry 5 of 5)

Civil Aeronautics Board

First Known Use of cab

Noun (1)

1535, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb

1835, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1986, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cab

Noun (1)

Hebrew qabh

Noun (2)

short for cabriolet

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The first known use of cab was in 1535

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cab

noun
\ˈkab \

Kids Definition of cab

1 : a light closed carriage pulled by a horse

2 : a vehicle that carries paying passengers : taxicab

3 : the covered compartment for the engineer and the controls of a locomotive or for the operator of a truck, tractor, or crane

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