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cave

noun

1 cave

A geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea.

Roget 221: interiority; inside, interior; interspace, subsoil, substratum; intrados.    contents etc. 190; substance, pith, marrow; backbone ... show more

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Roget 252: concavity, depression, dip; hollow, hollowness; indentation, intaglio, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, sinus, ... show more

Dutch: grot, hol
Polish: grota, jaskinia, pieczara



verb

1 cave

Hollow out as if making a cave or opening.

synonym: undermine.

Dutch: ontwrichten

2 cave

Explore natural caves.

synonym: spelunk.


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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