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cave

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noun \ˈkāv\

Definition of cave

  1. 1 :  a natural chamber or series of chambers in the earth or in the side of a hill or cliff

  2. 2 :  a usually underground chamber for storage a wine cave; also :  the articles stored there

Examples of cave in a Sentence

  1. Kentucky's Mammoth Cave is actually a series of large chambers on five levels.

Origin and Etymology of cave

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cava, from cavus hollow; akin to Greek koilos hollow, and probably to Greek kyein to be pregnant — more at cyme


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cave

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Definition of cave

caved

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caving

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form a cave in or under

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to explore caves especially as a sport or hobby

caver

play \ˈkā-vər\ noun

First Known Use of cave

15th century


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cave

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verb \ˈkāv\

Definition of cave

caved

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caving

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to fall in or down especially from being undermined —usually used with in

  3. 2 :  to cease to resist :  submit —usually used with in

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to fall or collapse —usually used with in

Origin and Etymology of cave

probably alteration of calve



CAVE Defined for English Language Learners

cave

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noun

Definition of cave for English Language Learners

  • : a large hole that was formed by natural processes in the side of a cliff or hill or under the ground


CAVE Defined for Kids

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cave

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noun \ˈkāv\

Definition of cave for Students

  1. :  a large hollow place formed by natural processes in the side of a hill or cliff or underground


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cave

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Definition of cave for Students

caved

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caving

  1. :  to fall or cause to fall in or down :  collapse The mine caved in.



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