HyperDic: cave

English > 3 senses of the word cave:
NOUNobjectcavea geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
VERBcontactcave, underminehollow out as if making a cave or opening
cognitioncave, spelunkexplore natural caves
cave > pronunciation
Soundskey'v
Rhymesairwave ... wave / Wave: 29 rhymes with eyv...
English > cave: 3 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea.
InstancesFingal's CaveA large cave with basaltic pillars on Staffa island in Scotland
LascauxA cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings
PartsfloorThe lower inside surface of any hollow structure
roofThe inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space
stalactiteA cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave
stalagmiteA cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave
wallA vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
NarrowercavernA large cave or a large chamber in a cave
covesmall or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain
grotto, grotA small cave (usually with attractive features)
Broadergeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
Spanishcaverna, cueva, gruta
Catalancaverna, cova, gruta
Verbscaveexplore natural caves
English > cave: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghollow out as if making a cave or opening.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymundermine
NarrowersapExcavate the earth beneath
Broaderhollow, hollow out, core outRemove the interior of
Spanishsocavar
Catalansoscavar
English > cave: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningexplore natural caves.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymspelunk
Broaderexploretravel to or penetrate into
Spanishexplorar, hacer espeleología
Nounscavea geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea

©2001-20 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict