Adjective "cave" definition and examples

(Cave may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkeɪvi/

Definitions and examples

noun

A natural underground chamber in a hillside or cliff.
  1. 'The rock's many natural caves have been added to over the years by a series of remarkable tunnels.'
  2. 'The coastline is varied, dramatic and rugged, cut with caves, gullies, canyons and sheer cliffs.'
  3. 'The cave has two main chambers, with a series of galleries and chambers leading off them.'
  4. 'Bats spend the summer living in trees and buildings, and retreat to caves and potholes in winter, to hibernate.'
  5. 'The numerous caves and grottoes were long occupied by Palaeolithic peoples.'
  6. 'Karim, dive instructor and owner of Deep South Diving, leads me through a series of caves at the back of the reef.'
  7. 'Local monks have also taken advantages of the natural caves and have made them part of their temples.'
  8. 'It opens with an old woman relating a mythical tale of people trapped in an underground cave.'
  9. 'To the north lies Durness with the spectacular Smoo Cave, a limestone cave with a hole in the roof.'
  10. 'Other parts of Rainbow River are better known for caves and grottos.'

verb

Explore caves as a sport.
  1. 'Back when I was living out of a backpack I went caving in Budapest.'
  2. 'I found the way out quite a struggle; having not caved for 2 months I was a little out of practice.'
Capitulate or submit under pressure; cave in.
  1. 'she finally caved in the face of his persistence'
  2. 'He will make his decision for football reasons - he won't cave.'
  3. 'Finally, after a shopping expedition on Saturday, I caved.'
  4. 'In other news: tonight I caved and bought the expensive cat litter.'
  5. 'The studios and independents resisted at first on principle, then caved.'
  6. 'Actually, five minutes into ‘Die Hard’ he caved and let me watch my movie.'

exclamation

(among children) look out!

    More definitions

    1. a hollow in the earth, especially one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc.

    2. a storage cellar, especially for wine.

    3. English History. a secession, or a group of seceders, from a political party on some special question. verb (used with object), caved, caving.

    4. to hollow out.

    5. Mining. to cause (overlying material) to fall into a stope, sublevel, or the like. to cause (supports, as stulls or sets) to collapse beneath overlying material. to fill (a s

    More examples(as adjective)

    "sanctuaries can be cave."

    "out ofs can be cave."

    "sediments can be cave."

    "ins can be cave."

    Origin

    Latin, imperative of cavere ‘beware’.

    Phrase

    keep cave