Cave bear(Zoöl.), a very large fossil bear (Ursus spelæus) 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(Zoöl.), a fossil hyena found abundanty in British caves, now usually regarded as a large variety of the living African spotted hyena.Cave lion(Zoöl.), a fossil lion found in the caves of Europe, believed to be a large variety of the African lion.Bone cave. See under Bone.

(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.]

The mouldred earth cav'd the banke.

(Cave), v. i.

1. To dwell in a cave. [Obs.] Shak.

2. [See To cave in, below.] To fall in or down; as, the sand bank caved. Hence to retreat from a position; to give way; to yield in a disputed matter.

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.

(||Ca"ve*at) n. [L. caved let him beware, pres. subj. of cavere to be on one's guard to, beware.]

1. (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition; as, a caveat entered in a probate court to stop the proving of a will or the taking out of letters of administration, etc. Bouvier.

(Cav`a*lier"ish) a. Somewhat like a cavalier.

(Cav`a*lier"ism) n. The practice or principles of cavaliers. Sir. W. Scott.

(Cav`a*lier"ly), adv. In a supercilious, disdainful, or haughty manner; arrogantly. Junius.

(Cav`a*lier"ness), n. A disdainful manner.

(Ca*val"ly) n. [Cf. Pg. cavalla a kind of fish; Sp. caballa; prob. fr. Pg. cavallo horse, Sp. caballa.] (Zoöl.) A carangoid fish of the Atlantic coast (Caranx hippos): — called also horse crevallé. [See Illust. under Carangoid.]

(Cav"al*ry) n. [F. cavalerie, fr. It. cavalleria. See Cavalier, and cf. chivalry.] (Mil.) That part of military force which serves on horseback.

Heavy cavalry and light cavalry are so distinguished by the character of their armament, and by the size of the men and horses.

(Cav"al*ry*man) n.; pl. Cavalrymen One of a body of cavalry.

(||Ca`va*ti"na) n. [It.] (Mus.) Originally, a melody of simpler form than the aria; a song without a second part and a da capo; - - a term now variously and vaguely used.

(Cave) 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.

2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] "The cave of the ear." Bacon.

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