Cavan may refer to:
Cavan (; ) is the county town of County Cavan in Ireland. The town lies in Ulster, in the Republic of Ireland, near the border with Northern Ireland. The town is on the main road – the N3 road – linking Dublin (to the south) with Enniskillen, Ballyshannon and Donegal Town (to the north). The population of Cavan was 10,767 in 2011.
Cavan was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which from 1801 to 1885 returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Cavan (foaled 1955) was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Belmont Stakes in 1958.
Cavan was defined by the 19th-century Spanish colonial government of the Philippines as being equivalent to 75 liters. Though officially the Philippines became entirely metric, this value still obtained in the 20th century, Cavan was reported in the late 19th century as a measure for rice equivalent to 98.28 liters.
Caban is described in various 19th-century sources as a unit of mass: for rice, 133 lb (about 60.33 kg); for cocoa, 83.5 lb, (about 37.87 kg) one source says on the average 60 kg for rice and 38 kg for cacao). Other sources say 58.2 kg. In all likelihood this is a case in which some commodities began to be traded by weight instead of volume, and a “caban of rice” became a certain mass rather than a certain volume. One source states that before 1973 a cavan of any type of rice weighed 50 kg. One source says that after 1973 a cavan of rough rice weighed 44 kg and a cavan of milled rice weighed 56 kg (the significance of the 1973 date is unclear).
Usage example: "At present, owing to the late scarcity of rice in Camarines and Leyte, the price of paddy at Iloilo has risen to 10 rials per province cavan, which is equal to one and a half of the measure used at Manila."
Usage examples of "cavan".
I was off home and no more about Cavan bastards or baskets or holes in the head or any of that stuff.
The tenant, from his pile, shall then pay the landlord one cavan of rice, actually worth from four to five pesos, for every peso he owes.
Arthur had given me Cavan, I think, in case my authority should prove no greater than my years, but in all honesty I never had trouble commanding men.
He grumbled at my lack of years, but after Cavan growled that I had probably killed more men than Bleiddig himself Bleiddig decided to keep his reservations about me private.
Galahad and Cavan who waited on the black threshold with their swords drawn and battle shields on their arms.
We stopped there while Cavan and I made a tally of the men and Nimue circled us, hissing spells at the dark.
I ordered a half-dozen men to stay behind with Nimue in case any of the enemy still lay hidden among the shadows, then we had to wait while Cavan replaced his shield.
Besides, my men had taken the prisoners, so their fate was my responsibility and, instead of killing them, I ordered them stripped naked, then they were taken one by one to where Cavan waited with a heavy stone for his hammer and a boulder for an anvil.
Galahad had come to Corinium for the great Council of War that Arthur had summoned, and he brought with him Cavan and those of my men who had refused to march north into Lleyn.
I went to greet the men who accompanied Cavan and found them camped beside the River Churn that flowed to the east of Corinium.
Friends died, Cavan was one, friends were wounded, Culhwch was such, and other friends lived untouched, like Galahad, Tristan and Arthur.
Whether that was true I did not know nor care, I only wanted Cavan to believe it and so I promised him he would cross the bridge of swords with a fifth point on his shield.
He turned to find Paddy Dillon, a Cavan man known for wearing his tweed jacket every working day of the year.
But like Cavan and Donegal, Monaghan was firmly part of the twenty-six counties that now made up the Irish Republic.
Tallon told him to fish Lake Gowna in Cavan, which was where he was found and was proving a great stay.