cave definition

  • noun:
    • A hollow or normal passageway under or into the earth, particularly one with an opening on area.
    • A storage basement, specifically for wine.
    • a sizable, naturally-occurring cavity formed underground, or in the face area of a cliff or a hillside.
    • A hole, despair, or gap in earth or rock, whether natural or man-made.
    • A storage basement, specifically for wine or mozzarella cheese.
    • somewhere of retreat, such a person cave.
    • A naturally-occurring hole in bedrock that will be adequate to be registered by an adult.
    • A shielded location where nuclear experiments can be carried out.
    • Debris, specially damaged stone, which drops into a drill gap and inhibits drilling.
    • A collapse or cave-in.
    • an organization that breaks from a bigger governmental party or faction on a particular issue.
    • A hollow invest our planet, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den.
    • Any hollow location, or component; a cavity.
    • 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.
    • A hollow invest the earth; especially, an all-natural cavity of considerable size, expanding just about horizontally into a hill or hill; a cavern; a den.
    • A cellar; a subterranean chamber.
    • Any hollow location or part; a cavity.
    • The ash-pit of a glass-furnace.
    • [capitalized] A name fond of a party in the British Parliament which seceded through the Liberals from the reform bill introduced by all of them in 1866. See Adullamite.
    • Any tiny faction of seceders or dissidents in Parliament.
    • A toss, by the head.
    • the cave-in.
    • a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with accessibility through the area for the ground or from ocean
  • verb-transitive:
    • To dig or hollow down.
    • To cause to collapse or fall in. Usually combined with in: The effect caved when you look at the roofing associated with the vehicle.
    • In order to make hollow; to scoop out.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to-fall in; failure. Usually combined with in: The walls caved in during earthquake.
    • to stop all resistance; yield. Often combined with in: the institution committee caved in the demands of parents.
    • To explore caves.
    • To dwell in a cave.
    • To fall in or down. For this reason (Slang), to escape from a situation; to give way; to yield in a disputed matter.
  • verb:
    • To surrender.
    • To collapse.
    • To hollow completely or undermine.
    • to take part in the leisure exploration of caverns; to spelunk.
    • In room-and-pillar mining, to draw out a deposit of stone by deteriorating a pillar which had been holding it in place.
    • to get results over tailings to dress little pieces of marketable ore.
    • hollow completely as if making a cave or opening
    • explore natural caves
  • interjection:
    • look out!; beware!
  • others:
    • to create hollow; hollow down.
    • To dwell in a cave.
    • To fall in and leave a hollow, as earth privately of a well or gap: definitely, or with in: as, the planet earth started to cave.
    • Figuratively, to-break straight down; yield; surrender; send; knock underneath: positively, or with in: as, at this he caved.
    • To toss or pitch: because, to cave hay.
    • To throw in a threatening or haughty way: because, to cave the horns (stated of horned cattle); to cave the pinnacle.
    • To clean (threshed whole grain) by throwing or raking (it) on a barn-floor or a threshing-floor.
    • To move; dash.
    • To sink; be plunged or buried.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "cave"
    • A hollow or normal passageway under or into…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "cave"
  • Quotes for "cave"
    • "A young imagination is bold, likes…"
    • View More
  • Cross Reference for "cave"
  • Urban Dictionary for "cave"
610 votes

How would you define cave?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!