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 for Cave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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           The mouldred earth cav'd the banke.      --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cave \Cave\, v. i.
     1. To dwell in a cave. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] "The cave of
        the ear." --Bacon.
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     3. (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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Cave bear (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), a fossil hyena found abundanty in
        British caves, now usually regarded as a large variety of
        the living African spotted hyena.
     Cave lion (Zool.), a fossil lion found in the caves of
        Europe, believed to be a large variety of the African
     Bone cave. See under Bone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a geological formation consisting of 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: cave, undermine]
      2: explore natural caves [syn: cave, spelunk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "cave":
     abri, air-raid shelter, antre, bend, bomb shelter, bombproof, bow,
     bowl, break, break down, breakdown, breaking up, breakup, buckle,
     bunker, burrow, capitulate, cataclysm, catastrophe, cave in,
     cave-in, cavern, cavity, collapse, concave, concealment, couch,
     cove, cover, covert, coverture, crack-up, crash, crumple, cup,
     cyclone cellar, debacle, decline, defer, deflate, den, disaster,
     dish, droop, dugout, earth, fall in, fallout shelter, flop,
     flop down, flump, flump down, fold, fold up, form, founder,
     foxhole, funk hole, give way, go, go down, grot, grotto, hole,
     hollow, hollow out, implode, knuckle, knuckle under, lair, lapse,
     lodge, lower, mew, plop, plop down, plump, puncture, run,
     safety zone, sag, set, settle, settle down, sewer, shelter,
     shipwreck, sink, sink down, slouch, slump, slump down, smash,
     smashup, storm cave, storm cellar, submerge, submit, subside,
     subterrane, subterranean, subway, succumb, surrender, swag,
     total loss, trench, tunnel, warren, washout, wrack, wreck, yield

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Cave for Automated Virtual Environment (VR)

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     There are numerous natural caves among the limestone rocks of
     Syria, many of which have been artificially enlarged for various
       The first notice of a cave occurs in the history of Lot (Gen.
       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
       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 U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cave, MO -- U.S. town in Missouri
     Population (2000):    7
     Housing Units (2000): 5
     Land area (2000):     0.988342 sq. miles (2.559794 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.988342 sq. miles (2.559794 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            12079
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             39.022986 N, 91.058936 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Cave, MO

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