cave: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kāv), [key]
— n., v., caved, cav•ing.
- a hollow in the earth, esp. one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc.
- a storage cellar, esp. for wine.
- a secession, or a group of seceders, from a political party on some special question.
- to hollow out.
- sub-level caving.
- 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 stope or the like) with caved-in material:sub-level caving.
- to cave in.
- The opposition caved in before our superior arguments.
- to fall in; collapse.
- to cause to fall in or collapse.
- Informal.to yield; submit; surrender:The opposition caved in before our superior arguments.
- cave (Thesaurus)