Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
  2. (noun, artifact) small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
  3. (noun, artifact) a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
  4. (verb, motion) ride in a taxicab

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Synonyms of Cab

cabriolet, hack, taxi, taxicab

Alternate forms of Cab

Hyponyms: gypsy cab, minicab

Hypernyms: auto, automobile, car, carriage, compartment, equipage, machine, motorcar, ride, rig

Origin of the word Cab

  1. 1826, "light, horse-drawn carriage," shortening of cabriolet (1763), from Fr. cabriolet (18c.), dim. of cabrioler "leap, caper" (16c./17c.), from It. capriolare "jump in the air," from L. capreolus "wild goat, roebuck." The carriages had springy suspensions. Extended to hansoms and other types of carriages, then extended to similar parts of lo… more

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