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Den vs. Cave

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  • Den (noun)

    A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; especially, a cave used by a wild animal for shelter or concealment.

    "a den of robbers"

    "Daniel was put into the lions’ den."

  • Den (noun)

    A squalid or wretched place; a haunt.

    "a den of vice"

    "an opium den; a gambling den"

  • Den (noun)

    A comfortable room not used for formal entertaining.

  • Den (noun)

    A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.

  • Den (noun)

    (a unit of weight)

  • Den (verb)

    To ensconce or hide oneself in (or as in) a den.

  • Cave (noun)

    A large, naturally-occurring cavity formed underground or in the face of a cliff or a hillside.

    "We found a cave on the mountainside where we could take shelter."

  • Cave (noun)

    A hole, depression, or gap in earth or rock, whether natural or man-made.

  • Cave (noun)

    A storage cellar, especially for wine or cheese.

    "This wine has been aged in our cave for thirty years."

  • Cave (noun)

    A place of retreat, such as a man cave.

    "My room was a cozy cave where I could escape from my family."

  • Cave (noun)

    A naturally-occurring cavity in bedrock which is large enough to be entered by an adult.

    "It was not strictly a cave, but a narrow fissure in the rock."

  • Cave (noun)

    A shielded area where nuclear experiments can be carried out.

  • Cave (noun)

    Debris, particularly broken rock, which falls into a drill hole and interferes with drilling.

  • Cave (noun)

    A collapse or cave-in.

  • Cave (noun)

    The vagina.

  • Cave (noun)

    A group that breaks from a larger political party or faction on a particular issue.

  • Cave (noun)

    Any hollow place, or part; a cavity.

  • Cave (noun)

    A code cave.

  • Cave (verb)

    To surrender.

    "He caved under pressure."

  • Cave (verb)

    To collapse.

    "First the braces buckled, then the roof began to cave, then we ran."

  • Cave (verb)

    To hollow out or undermine.

    "The levee has been severely caved by the river current."

  • Cave (verb)

    To engage in the recreational exploration of caves; to spelunk.

    "I have caved from Yugoslavia to Kentucky."

    "Let's go caving this weekend."

  • Cave (verb)

    In room-and-pillar mining, to extract a deposit of rock by breaking down a pillar which had been holding it in place.

    "The deposit is caved by knocking out the posts."

  • Cave (verb)

    To work over tailings to dress small pieces of marketable ore.

  • Cave (verb)

    To dwell in a cave.

  • Cave (interjection)

    look out!; beware!

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Den (noun)

    A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers.

  • Den (noun)

    A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a haunt; as, a den of vice.

  • Den (noun)

    Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone.

  • Den (noun)

    A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.

  • Den (verb)

    To live in, or as in, a den.

  • Cave (noun)

    A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den.

  • Cave (noun)

    Any hollow place, or part; a cavity.

  • Cave (noun)

    A coalition or group of seceders from a political party, as from the Liberal party in England in 1866. See Adullam, Cave of, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

  • Cave

    To make hollow; to scoop out.

  • Cave (verb)

    To dwell in a cave.

  • Cave (verb)

    To fall in or down; as, the sand bank caved. Hence (Slang), to retreat from a position; to give way; to yield in a disputed matter.

Webster Dictionary
  • Den (noun)

    the habitation of wild animals

  • Den (noun)

    a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws

  • Den (noun)

    a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts

  • Den (noun)

    a room that is comfortable and secluded

  • Cave (noun)

    an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea

  • Cave (verb)

    hollow out as if making a cave or opening;

    "The river was caving the banks"

  • Cave (verb)

    explore natural caves

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