Cave meaning

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A naturally occurring underground hollow or passage, especially one with an opening to the surface of the Earth. Caves can form through a variety of processes, including the dissolution of limestone by flowing water, the differential cooling of volcanic magma (which occurs when the outside surface of the lava cools, but the inside continues to flow downwards, forming a hollow tube), or the action of wind and waves along a rocky coast.
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Cave is defined as to hollow out, to explore hollowed out places, or to give in.

An example of cave is to hollow out a pumpkin.

An example of cave is to explore caverns in a mountain.

An example of cave is for a parent to give in to her teenager's pleas for a later curfew.

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(Computer Automatic Virtual Environment) A virtual reality system that uses projectors to display images on three or four walls and the floor. Special glasses make everything appear as 3D images and also track the path of the user's vision.CAVE was the first virtual reality system to let multiple users participate in the experience simultaneously. Known as a "spatially immersive display," it was developed by the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois in the early 1990s. See head mounted display and virtual reality.
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A storage cellar, especially for wine.
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To cause to collapse or fall in. Often used with in:

The impact caved in the roof of the car.

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To fall in; collapse. Often used with in:

The walls caved in during the earthquake.

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To give up all opposition; yield. Often used with in:

The school committee caved in to the demands of parents.

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To explore caves.
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The definition of a cave is a hollow place, particularly one inside the earth.

An example of a cave is where bats live.

An example of a cave is a wine cellar which has been cut into a hillside.

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A hollow or natural passage under or into the earth, especially one with an opening to the surface.
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A hollow place inside the earth, usually an opening, as in a hillside, extending back horizontally; cavern.
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To hollow out; make a hollow in.
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To cave in.
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To explore caves.
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To dig or hollow out.
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A surname​.
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cave in
  • to fall or sink in or down; collapse
  • to make collapse
  • to give way; give in; yield
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of cave

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin cava from neuter pl. of cavus hollow keuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition