What does cab mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cabnoun

    a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits

  2. cab, cabrioletnoun

    small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood

  3. cab, hack, taxi, taxicabverb

    a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

  4. taxi, cabverb

    ride in a taxicab

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cabnoun

    A Hebrew measure, containing about three pints English, or the eighteenth part of the ephah.

    Etymology: קב.


  1. Cab

    Cab is a song written and recorded by the American rock band, Train. It was released in November 2005 as the lead single from the band's fourth studio album, For Me, It's You, and was produced by Brendan O'Brien. It peaked higher on the charts than the two other radio singles from the album, "Give Myself to You" and "Am I Reaching You Now".


  1. cab

    A cab refers to a vehicle for hire with a driver that transports passengers between locations of their choice. It's also commonly known as a taxi. In addition, "cab" can also refer to the enclosed compartment of a truck or crane where the operator sits, or a specific type of wine known as Cabernet Sauvignon. The term is derived from the word "cabriolet," which was a type of horse-drawn carriage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cabnoun

    a kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle

  2. Cabnoun

    the covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer has his station

  3. Cabnoun

    a Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37) pints

  4. Etymology: [Heb. qab, fr. qbab to hollow.]


  1. CAB

    CAB is a jazz fusion supergroup founded by bassist Bunny Brunel. Since their formation in 2000, they have released four studio albums and two live albums. Their second album, CAB 2, received a nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album at the 2002 Grammy Awards.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cab

    kab, n. a public carriage of various sizes and shapes, with two or four wheels, drawn by one horse.—ns. Cab′by, a shortened form of Cab′man, one who drives a cab for hire; Cab′-stand, a place where cabs stand for hire; Cab′-tout, one whose business it is to call cabs.—Cabmen's shelter, a place of shelter for cabmen while waiting for hire. [Shortened from Cabriolet.]

  2. Cab

    kab, n. a Hebrew dry measure = nearly three pints. [Heb. kabkabab, to hollow.]

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  1. cab

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  2. CAB

    What does CAB stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the CAB acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cab

    Short for “Cabriolet,” or little caperer, from cabriole, a goat’s leap. See “Capri.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CAB

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cab is ranked #109758 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cab surname appeared 161 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cab.

    85.7% or 138 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    9.9% or 16 total occurrences were White.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cab' in Nouns Frequency: #2106

Anagrams for cab »

  1. ABC

  2. bac

  3. BAC

  4. BCA

  5. B. C. A.

  6. CBA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cab in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cab in a Sentence

  1. Keith Taylor:

    We did manage to force EU governments to agree to the introduction of a new and safer lorry-cab design, although only as of 2019.

  2. Diman Bayeez:

    I was very poor. I have schizophrenia and was just diagnosed with blood cancer, and my only daughter wasn't treating me well. I was borrowing money from people for the treatment. That was in June 2014, and she described her situation to a cab driver named Mahmoud in her home city of Kirkuk. He was ISIS and said if I joined, they would treat me well and pay me, she says. I said I would join on one condition : That they make me a suicide bomber and put me out of my misery. Mahmoud was killed fighting in Hawija, and two ISIS members found her number in his phone. She – along with her now ex-husband – were recruited. K.S. says she did not receive any formal training as a combatant, and did not pledge allegiance to ISIS, but admits that she allowed two militants to stay at her home – she now suspects that one was a spy for the Kurdish security forces. But when she was scheduled to put on the suicide vest, she got cold feet. She fled with the idea of seeking asylum in Europe, but the Kurds picked her up before she could leave. I told them I did all these bad things I didn't do because I wanted to be executed. I still wanted to die, K.S. says, saying that she attempted to kill herself in jail, too, with a kitchen knife. Now Iam thankful to God. I know I have committed no crime. Kurdish authorities beg to differ. According to the deputy manager of the correctional center, Zhino Azad, K.S. was deeply entrenched in ISIS, coordinating for their agents and being a guard at their female prisons – possibly filled with captured Yazidi sex slaves. Even her daughter, a lawyer, is terrified of her, Zhino Azad tells FoxNews.com. She is … a little psychotic. That's the type of people ISIS takes advantage of. K.S. does n’t mind prison at all. It is like heaven in this jail, she says. Here, she is safe from ISIS, is fed and receives medical treatment. I get to read the Koran all day and sleep, K.S. says with a bright smile. And I interpret dreams for the other women. A.H., a 35-year-old mother with a small tribal tattoo on the tip of her nose, also spoke to FoxNews.com. She was issued a life sentence, which was reduced to 20 years, then 15, because she has young children -- six of them who are between 5 and 16 years old. They are being looked after by the second of her husband's four wives. He is in jail now too, she says. At first, A.H. maintains that she was working at a civilian hospital that was controlled by ISIS, but that she never treated wounded fighters, but it does n’t take long for her to let her guard down, especially after the prison official with us begins wandering in and out of the room. I went to ISIS Diman Bayeez and said I would do anything, clean hospitals, if they gave me a salary – $ 260 a month, she says. So I was setting up IVs and injections for the fighters. While she admits to having sworn allegiance to the Caliphate, A.H. also claims she was a spy for Iraqi intelligence, and, fearful that ISIS members would find out, she fled to Kurdistan in early 2016. We have problems, especially with the new prisoners, radicalizing others, so we try to keep the terrorists separate. - Diman Bayeez, manager of the Women and Childrens Prison of Erbil She says all evidence of her spying was taken from her at an Iraqi Army checkpoint. Of course I regret [ helping ISIS ]. But my family was hungry. My husband was old, she pleads. I feel betrayed. They took my phone, my proof I was helping them. They all say they aren't guilty.

  3. Alan Rickman:

    You can act truthfully or you can lie. You can reveal things about yourself or you can hide. Therefore, the audience recognises something about themselves or they don't — You hope they don't leave the theatre thinking, "That was nice...now where's the cab?

  4. Jerry Seinfeld:

    I remember I was in a cab one time and the cab driver said to me, ‘Why did you stop doing that show? It was very successful.' And I and I said to him, well, I was at a point we had done it for nine years and I realized I could go off the air right now and the show could be a legend. I could be a legend of the sitcom world or I could make some more money. I could risk that to make some more money. I said, what would you do? He said, 'I'd go for legend.' I said, Yeah, that's what I thought. So we went for a legend.

  5. Doug Quinn:

    Hey, if you got 'em this way, you’re babysitting, i’ve had to take clients home, not get ’em a cab, physically take ’em home.

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