Definition: Meaning of, cave in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / keɪv /

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Singular Plural
cave caves
  1. a large natural hole in the side of a cliff or hill, or under the ground
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Word Forms:
Prsesent Past Past Participle
cave caved caved
Present Participle Third Person Singular
caving caves

cave used in phrases

  • Fingal's Cave
    1. a CAVE (= a hole in the side of a mountain or cliff) on the island of Staffa off the west coast of Scotland. It was the subject of a famous piece of music by Felix MENDELSSOHN .
  • Mammoth Cave National Park (noun)
    1. a national park in Kentucky having a large cavern and an underground river
  • Wind Cave National Park (noun)
    1. a national park in South Dakota featuring bison herds and limestone caverns
  • cave bat (noun)
    1. drab yellowish big-eared bat that lives in caves
  • cave dweller (noun)
    1. someone who lives in a cave
  • cave in (verb)
    1. break down, literally or metaphorically
    cave in (noun)
    1. the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
  • cave myotis (noun)
    1. small bat of southwest United States that lives in caves etc.
  • cave-in (noun)
    1. when the roof of something such as a mine falls in
    2. when someone stops opposing something
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