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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bus/train/air/cab fare
▪ Air fares have shot up by 20%.
cab rank
hail a cab/taxi
▪ The hotel doorman will hail a cab for you.
▪ What was hiding a bit of evidence compared to clubbing somebody to death with a black cab?
▪ Anyway, I've not been in a black cab in years.
▪ There were hoots coming from the back of the other black cabs stuck behind me.
▪ But while the passengers interrogated in London's black cabs may be wholeheartedly Conservative, taxi drivers themselves are wavering.
▪ Or take the black cab, designed in the 1950s.
▪ Dozens of black cabs pile down the ramp below Euston.
▪ A black cab drew in to the pavement a few yards ahead of them.
▪ You can hail a black cab on the companies.
▪ Male cab drivers in Gloucester said running a female only business would give an unfair impression of men.
▪ Coffee grounds and cab drivers tend to be less precise than computers.
▪ I told the cab driver to wait and watched Jules as he went up to the house.
▪ Andy Brown, the gullible foil and friend of Kingfish, and Amos Jones, a salt-of-the-earth cab driver.
▪ He was always on at me to become a cab driver or something.
▪ The cab driver obviously was from another country.
▪ The cab fare was thirty-three dollars.
▪ By network standards, that is cab fare.
▪ This girl, this young woman, coming here and asking for the loan of a shilling for a cab fare.
▪ The time when you would be relieved by the spectre of a hansom cab in the eerily unpeopled streets.
▪ Traffic had long left the streets. Hansom cabs had returned to their mews.
▪ In addition to the milk floats there were also a few redundant horse vehicles, including a pre-war bread van and a hansom cab.
▪ A familiar figure got out of the bus and walked straight to the cab rank.
▪ McCready waited ten minutes, strolled to the cab rank on Tunistrasse and hailed a cab for Bonn.
▪ So I goes to the cab rank, and gets up on the box.
▪ Which was a right drag - Kensal Green was a quid cab ride from the West End which was within my pocket.
▪ One seemed to think I wanted a cab ride, but I pointed to my car.
▪ He asked whether she would mind calling him a cab and she dangled car keys and said she would drive him herself.
▪ Haddad muttered and set him upright before he called a cab.
▪ Without glancing back at the house, he climbed into the cab of the Land Rover.
▪ She climbed into the cab behind him, and they took off, waving.
▪ They stood Donald in the back of Tommy's pick-up truck, then they climbed into the cab.
▪ Blake climbed into the cab, followed by the Doctor.
▪ I climb into a cab outside 72 Market Street.
▪ In seven years driving a cab this is the first time I've been done for anything.
▪ His brother has never driven a cab before either; this was going to be his first day.
▪ Rex drove the cab with considerable skill.
▪ Now I suppose I shall have to tramp back to Moorgate underground station, before I can find a cab.
▪ He walked for miles, lost, before he found another cab.
▪ If he was lucky he'd find a cab there, though at this time of night they weren't frequent.
▪ Blue gets lucky again and manages to find another cab just seconds later.
▪ One night as he waited for a young man to find him a cab, I saw my chance.
▪ First, a taxi to Euston Station, where he could easily find another cab after a few minutes' delay.
▪ You stay there with the luggage while I find a cab and leave it around the corner from the garage.
▪ Walk to Fleet Street, try to find a cab there?
▪ He managed to get the cab in gear and then he was away, really fast.
▪ When they were finished, Wyatt took one last look around before getting back into the cab.
▪ Duncan got in the cab and searched for anything that might have been left.
▪ After that morning it became almost impossible for me to get a cab.
▪ After my sandwich and a drink, I got a cab to my own office in Whitehall, and rang Seddon.
▪ We dress carefully, get a cab, and arrive on time.
▪ Tam carefully opened his door and got out of the cab.
▪ She raised her hand to hail a cab but the Paris traffic was zooming by at its usual break-neck pace.
▪ CabCharge customers can phone or hail cabs displaying a distinctive blue decal.
▪ McCready waited ten minutes, strolled to the cab rank on Tunistrasse and hailed a cab for Bonn.
▪ He hailed a cab and went to the Montrose.
▪ He walked quickly, getting three streets clear, then hailed a cab.
▪ So hail that cab and don't forget the driver won't know the way, he only lives here.
▪ You can hail a black cab on the companies.
▪ A couple of minutes later I hailed a cab and was on my way to Heathrow.
▪ He jumped from the cab seconds before the train slammed into his rig.
▪ I sat in the cab for half an hour and then this fellow went off.
▪ Instead we sat silently in the cab as it slowly filled with smoke.
▪ One of the taxi drivers shot in Castle Street was hit as he sat in his cab.
▪ Which is why we take a cab.
▪ When it was over, the three of them took a cab across town to an expensive restaurant near the capitol.
▪ We were too hot to take a cab, so we just sauntered along with the crowds.
▪ There are several ways we could do it: We could take more cabs.
▪ The main attraction is one easier-to-use control system taking up less cab space.
▪ We took a cab to my place.
▪ At an annual meeting of League clubs, Carey took a cab with his chairman across London.
▪ Roxanne and Ernie take a cab home.
▪ Benji can look like a broken-down old cab horse with a real novice on his back or he can look really smart.
▪ Drivers are in such close proximity to passengers and there is no grille between them as in black cabs.
▪ In October 1991 a woman was thrown from the cab of this van on the M40 and died.
▪ One seemed to think I wanted a cab ride, but I pointed to my car.
▪ Police recognized Moll and arrested him as a suspect in two grocery store robberies, also involving getaway cabs.
▪ Rocky O'Rourke, in the cab of his big sixteen wheeler, was parked about twenty yards north of the gates.
▪ Without glancing back at the house, he climbed into the cab of the Land Rover.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

taxicab \tax"i*cab\, n. an automobile with a professional driver which can be hired to carry passengers; -- also called a taxi, and informally called a cab or a hack. The driver of a taxicab is referred to as a cab driver or cabbie, and sometimes as a chauffeur or hackie.

Note: Taxicabs may be engaged by a prior appointment made, e.g. by telephone, or they may cruise for passengers, i.e. they may drive in city streets and stop to pick up pasengers when they are signalled by a prospective passenger. The act of signalling a taxicab (usually by a wave of the arm) is often called

to hail a cab or

to flag down a cab.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1826, "light, horse-drawn carriage," shortening of cabriolet (1763), from French cabriolet (18c.), diminutive of cabrioler "leap, caper" (16c./17c.), from Italian capriolare "jump in the air," from capriola, properly "the leap of a kid," from Latin capreolus "wild goat, roebuck," from PIE *kap-ro- "he-goat, buck" (cognates: Old Irish gabor, Welsh gafr, Old English hæfr, Old Norse hafr "he-goat"). The carriages had springy suspensions.\n

\nExtended to hansoms and other types of carriages, then extended to similar-looking parts of locomotives (1851). Applied especially to public horse carriages, then to automobiles-for-hire (1899) when these began to replace them.


Etymology 1 n. 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 vb. To travel by taxicab. Etymology 2 alt. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, held by some to have been about

  1. 4 liters, by others about

  2. 4 liters. n. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, held by some to have been about

    1. 4 liters, by others about

    2. 4 liters. Etymology 3

      n. (context video games informal English) An arcade cabinet; the unit in which a video game is housed in a gaming arcade.

  1. n: a compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits

  2. small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood [syn: cabriolet]

  3. a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money [syn: hack, taxi, taxicab]


Cab or CAB may refer to:

CAB (band)

CAB is a jazz fusion supergroup founded by Bunny Brunel, Dennis Chambers, and Tony MacAlpine. 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. Other members who have been a part of CAB include Patrice Rushen, Virgil Donati, David Hirschfelder, and Brian Auger.

When asked about the band's name, Brunel said:

Cab (song)

"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".

Cab (locomotive)

The cab, crew compartment or driver's compartment of a locomotive, or a self-propelled rail vehicle, is the part housing the train driver or engineer, the fireman or driver's assistant (secondman) (if any), and the controls necessary for the locomotive's, or self-propelled rail vehicle's, operation.

CAB (album)

CAB is the self-titled first studio album by the band CAB, released on March 7, 2000 through Tone Center Records.

Usage examples of "cab".

The cab passed the Acme Florists on the way, and Harry saw Darvel give the shop a sharp look, but that was the only incident, until they reached Chinatown.

For a few minutes he walked around under the ahuehuete trees, enjoying the fountains and early-evening air before catching another cab and telling the driver to take him not to the Normandia, but to the Cadillac Grill.

As Argent moved into the cramped cab area, the kidnapper riding shotgun fired his Manhunter from point-blank range.

Langeron and Yekaterininskaya streets, directly opposite the huge Fankoni Cafe where stockbrokers and grain merchants in Panama hats sat at marble-topped tables set out right on the pavement, Paris-style, under awnings and surrounded by potted laurel trees, the cab in which Auntie and Pavlik were travelling was all but overturned by a bright-red automobile driven by the heir to the famous Ptashnikov Bros, firm, a grotesquely bloated young man in a tiny yachting cap, who looked amazingly like a prize Yorkshire pig.

It was plain to The Shadow that murderers had not cared just where Bayle died, though they would probably have preferred him to fall from a cab, the way he had.

When Becker landed in Chicago, he immediately summoned a cab and spent the next half hour taking it out to the Inn By The Lake, a sprawling, half-century-old Lake Forest hostelry that had been added onto at least three times and somewhere along the way had given up all hope of ever appearing to be a unified structure.

As the Princess lifted the lid of her white piano in the ring while Mignon flounced her lacy skirts, Buffo, babbling obscenities, was loaded into a waiting cab, leaving the circus for the last time, as he had never done before, in the way that gentlemen did, by the front entrance.

I had been waiting at the bus stop for twenty minutes when a taxi driver leaned out of his cab to tell me that no buses were running.

The cabbie swung open the passenger door and Colonel William climbed into the cab.

One final cab drew up, this bearing the cabbie Will had passed his tickets to.

Her strength was nearly spent, but the cabman was on the watch, and, driving up to the entrance, climbed down and bundled her into the cab.

Nevill Caird were in the cypress avenue when Victoria Ray drove up in a ramshackle cab, guided by an Arab driver who squinted hideously.

As Chuck and I climbed into the cab of my battered old Ford pick-up, Chubby sidled across like a racecourse tipster, speaking out of the corner of his mouth.

Well, that being so, there was all the more reason why the identity of poor Jean de Courtois should be established beyond doubt, and this reflection appealed so strongly that, when the cab stopped, Curtis was once more reconciled to the policy hurriedly arrived at while he was standing at the corner of Broadway and 27th Street.

He walked rapidly to the bridge and took a cab to Conduit Street, where dwelt a firm of tailors with whose Paris branch he had had dealings in his dandiacal past.