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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cave  \Cave\,  n.  (Eng.  Politics) 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cave  \Cave\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Caved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Caving}.]  [Cf.  F.  caver.  See  {Cave},  n.] 
  To  make  hollow;  to  scoop  out  [Obs.] 
 
  The  mouldred  earth  cav'd  the  banke.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cave  \Cave\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  dwell  in  a  cave.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  [See  To  cave  in  below.]  To  fall  in  or  down  as  the  sand 
  bank  caved.  Hence  (Slang),  to  retreat  from  a  position;  to 
  give  way  to  yield  in  a  disputed  matter. 
 
  {To  cave  in}.  [Flem.  inkalven.] 
  a  To  fall  in  and  leave  a  hollow,  as  earth  on  the  side  of 
  a  well  or  pit. 
  b  To  submit;  to  yield.  [Slang]  --H.  Kingsley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cave  \Cave\  (k[=a]v),  n.  [F.  cave,  L.  cavus  hollow,  whence  cavea 
  cavity.  Cf  {Cage}.] 
  1.  A  hollow  place  in  the  earth,  either  natural  or  artificial; 
  a  subterraneous  cavity;  a  cavern;  a  den. 
 
  2.  Any  hollow  place  or  part  a  cavity.  [Obs.]  ``The  cave  of 
  the  ear.''  --Bacon. 
 
  {Cave  bear}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  large  fossil  bear  ({Ursus 
  spel[ae]us})  similar  to  the  grizzly  bear,  but  large 
  common  in  European  caves. 
 
  {Cave  dweller},  a  savage  of  prehistoric  times  whose  dwelling 
  place  was  a  cave.  --Tylor. 
 
  {Cave  hyena}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fossil  hyena  found  abundanty  in 
  British  caves,  now  usually  regarded  as  a  large  variety  of 
  the  living  African  spotted  hyena. 
 
  {Cave  lion}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fossil  lion  found  in  the  caves  of 
  Europe,  believed  to  be  a  large  variety  of  the  African 
  lion. 
 
  {Bone  cave}.  See  under  {Bone}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cave 
  n  :  an  underground  enclosure  with  access  from  the  surface  of  the 
  ground  or  from  the  sea 
  v  1:  hollow  out  as  if  making  a  cave  or  opening;  "The  river  was 
  caving  the  banks"  [syn:  {undermine}] 
  2:  explore  natural  caves  [syn:  {spelunk}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cave,  MO  (town,  FIPS  12079) 
  Location:  39.02376  N,  91.04520  W 
  Population  (1990):  10  (5  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cave 
  There  are  numerous  natural  caves  among  the  limestone  rocks  of 
  Syria,  many  of  which  have  been  artificially  enlarged  for  various 
  purposes. 
 
  The  first  notice  of  a  cave  occurs  in  the  history  of  Lot  (Gen. 
  19:30). 
 
  The  next  we  read  of  is  the  cave  of  Machpelah  (q.v.),  which 
  Abraham  purchased  from  the  sons  of  Heth  (Gen.  25:9,  10).  It  was 
  the  burying-place  of  Sarah  and  of  Abraham  himself,  also  of 
  Isaac,  Rebekah,  Leah,  and  Jacob  (Gen.  49:31;  50:13). 
 
  The  cave  of  Makkedah,  into  which  the  five  Amorite  kings 
  retired  after  their  defeat  by  Joshua  (10:16,  27). 
 
  The  cave  of  Adullam  (q.v.),  an  immense  natural  cavern,  where 
  David  hid  himself  from  Saul  (1  Sam.  22:1,  2). 
 
  The  cave  of  Engedi  (q.v.),  now  called  'Ain  Jidy,  i.e.,  the 
  "Fountain  of  the  Kid",  where  David  cut  off  the  skirt  of  Saul's 
  robe  (24:4).  Here  he  also  found  a  shelter  for  himself  and  his 
  followers  to  the  number  of  600  (23:29;  24:1).  "On  all  sides  the 
  country  is  full  of  caverns  which  might  serve  as  lurking-places 
  for  David  and  his  men,  as  they  do  for  outlaws  at  the  present 
  day." 
 
  The  cave  in  which  Obadiah  hid  the  prophets  (1  Kings  18:4)  was 
  probably  in  the  north,  but  it  cannot  be  identified. 
 
  The  cave  of  Elijah  (1  Kings  19:9),  and  the  cleft"  of  Moses  on 
  Horeb  (Ex.  33:22),  cannot  be  determined. 
 
  In  the  time  of  Gideon  the  Israelites  took  refuge  from  the 
  Midianites  in  dens  and  caves,  such  as  abounded  in  the  mountain 
  regions  of  Manasseh  (Judg.  6:2). 
 
  Caves  were  frequently  used  as  dwelling-places  (Num.  24:21; 
  Cant.  2:14;  Jer.  49:16;  Obad.  1:3).  "The  excavations  at  Deir 
  Dubban,  on  the  south  side  of  the  wady  leading  to  Santa  Hanneh, 
  are  probably  the  dwellings  of  the  Horites,"  the  ancient 
  inhabitants  of  Idumea  Proper.  The  pits  or  cavities  in  rocks  were 
  also  sometimes  used  as  prisons  (Isa.  24:22;  51:14;  Zech.  9:11). 
  Those  which  had  niches  in  their  sides  were  occupied  as 
  burying-places  (Ezek.  32:23;  John  11:38). 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAVE 
  Cave  for  Automated  Virtual  Environment  VR 
 
 




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