cab

cab

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of cab in English

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kæb/
  • Rhymes: -æb
  • Hyphenation: cab

Etymology 1

Clipping of cabriolet

Noun

cab (plural cabs)

  1. A taxi; a taxicab.
  2. Compartment at the front of a truck or train for the driver
  3. Shelter at the top of an air traffic control tower or fire lookout tower
  4. Any of several four-wheeled carriages; a cabriolet
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
      Captain went out in the cab all the morning. Harry came in after school to feed me and give me water. In the afternoon I was put into the cab. Jerry took as much pains to see if the collar and bridle fitted comfortably as if he had been John Manly over again. When the crupper was let out a hole or two it all fitted well. There was no check-rein, no curb, nothing but a plain ring snaffle. What a blessing that was!
Hyponyms
  • (compartment): crew cab, Eurocab, sleeper cab
  • (four-wheeled carriage): black cab, hackney cab, Hansom cab, king cab
Derived terms
  • cabbie
  • cabdriver
  • cab forward
  • cab unit
Translations

Verb

cab (third-person singular simple present cabs, present participle cabbing, simple past and past participle cabbed)

  1. To travel by taxicab.

Etymology 2

From Hebrew קב(káv).

Alternative forms

  • kab

Noun

cab (plural cabs)

  1. (historical units of measure) A former Hebrew unit of volume, about equal to 1.3 L as a dry measure or 1¼ L as a liquid measure.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.3:
      [] in the famine of Samaria [] the fourth part of a cab of pigeon's dung was sold for five pieces of silver []
Meronyms
  • (liquid volume): log (¼ cab); hin (3 cabs); bath (18 cabs); cor, kor, homer, chomer (180 cabs)
  • (dry volume): seah (6 cabs); ephah (18 cabs); lethek, lethech (90 cabs); homer, chomer, cor, kor (180 cabs)

Etymology 3

Clipping of cabinet

Noun

cab (plural cabs)

  1. (video games, informal) An arcade cabinet, the unit in which a video game is housed in a gaming arcade.

References

  • "Weights and Measures" at Oxford Biblical Studies Online
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Anagrams

  • -bac-, ABC, B. C. A., B.C.A., BAC, BCA, CBA, bac

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kabˠ]

Noun

cab m (genitive singular caib, nominative plural cabanna)

  1. mouth
  2. muzzle

Declension

Mutation


Italian

Etymology

From English cab

Noun

cab m (invariable)

  1. Hansom cab

Anagrams

  • abc

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

cab m (genitive singular caib, plural caban)

  1. mouth
    Dùin do chab!
    Shut your mouth!

Somali

Verb

cab

  1. drink

Swedish

Noun

cab c

  1. a convertible car, one with a foldable roof; short for cabriolet

Declension

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