Associations to the word «Cave»

Wiktionary

CAVE, noun. A large, naturally-occurring cavity formed underground, or in the face of a cliff or a hillside.
CAVE, noun. A hole, depression, or gap in earth or rock, whether natural or man-made.
CAVE, noun. A storage cellar, especially for wine or cheese.
CAVE, noun. A place of retreat, such as a man cave.
CAVE, noun. (caving) A naturally-occurring cavity in bedrock which is large enough to be entered by an adult.
CAVE, noun. (nuclear physics) A shielded area where nuclear experiments can be carried out.
CAVE, noun. (drilling) (uncountable) Debris, particularly broken rock, which falls into a drill hole and interferes with drilling.
CAVE, noun. (mining) A collapse or cave-in.
CAVE, noun. (figuratively) (also slang) The vagina.
CAVE, noun. (slang) (politics) (often "Cave") A group that breaks from a larger political party or faction on a particular issue.
CAVE, noun. (obsolete) Any hollow place, or part; a cavity.
CAVE, verb. To surrender.
CAVE, verb. To collapse.
CAVE, verb. To hollow out or undermine.
CAVE, verb. To engage in the recreational exploration of caves; to spelunk.
CAVE, verb. (mining) In room-and-pillar mining, to extract a deposit of rock by breaking down a pillar which had been holding it in place.
CAVE, verb. (mining) (obsolete) To work over tailings to dress small pieces of marketable ore.
CAVE, verb. (obsolete) To dwell in a cave.
CAVE, interjection. (British) (public school slang) look out!; beware!
CAVE, proper noun. A surname​.
CAVE BEAR, noun. A large extinct species of bear, Ursus spelaeus.
CAVE BEARS, noun. Plural of cave bear
CAVE DISEASE, noun. Histoplasmosis
CAVE DWELLER, noun. Prehistoric human who lived in caves, a caveman or cavewoman
CAVE DWELLER, noun. (figuratively) (pejorative) One who behaves like a caveman.
CAVE DWELLERS, noun. Plural of cave dweller
CAVE IN, noun. The act of something collapsing or caving in.
CAVE IN, noun. The location where something has caved in.
CAVE IN, noun. (idiomatic) The act of relenting.
CAVE IN, verb. To collapse inward or downward.
CAVE IN, verb. (idiomatic) To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.
CAVE INS, noun. Plural of cave in
CAVE LION, noun. Panthera leo spelaea, an extinct subspecies of lion known from fossils and multiple examples of prehistoric art.
CAVE LIONS, noun. Plural of cave lion
CAVE PAINTING, noun. Any painting found in caves or other underground locations, especially prehistoric ones.
CAVE PAINTINGS, noun. Plural of cave painting
CAVE PEARL, noun. A kind of speleothem, formed as calcite crystallizes on a nucleus such as a grain of sand, in much the same way that a biological pearl forms within a mollusc.
CAVE PEARLS, noun. Plural of cave pearl
CAVE POPCORN, noun. Coralloids

Dictionary definition

CAVE, noun. A geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea.
CAVE, verb. Hollow out as if making a cave or opening; "The river was caving the banks".
CAVE, verb. Explore natural caves.

Wise words

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