• WordNet 3.6
    • v cab ride in a taxicab
    • n cab a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
    • n cab small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
    • n cab a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a study that was done by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest color to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow
    • n Cab kăb A Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37) pints.
    • Cab A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle. "A cab came clattering up."
    • Cab The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer has his station.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Albuquerque, New Mexico it is illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their cabs.
    • n cab A hackney carriage with either two or four wheels, drawn by one horse; a cabriolet.
    • n cab The hooded or covered part of a locomotive, which protects the engineer and fireman from the weather.
    • cab To pass over in a cab: as, to cab the distance: often used with an indefinite it: as, I'll cab it to Whitehall.
    • n cab Any sticky substance.
    • n cab A small number of persons secretly united in the performance of some undertaking.
    • n cab A Hebrew measure of capacity, for both dry and liquid matter. It was equal to 2.021 liters, or United States pints. Other statements appear to be due to confusion of different measures by Greek metrologists; but a great cab, of the ordinary size, is mentioned in the Talmud.
    • n cab See capel.
    • n cab A translation (usually literal) of a classical or other work in a foreign language, surreptitiously used by school-boys and students in preparing their lessons or recitations; a crib.
    • cab To appropriate dishonestly and on the sly; crib; purloin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Ohio it is illegal to ride on the roof of a taxi cab
    • n Cab kab a public carriage of various sizes and shapes, with two or four wheels, drawn by one horse
    • n Cab kab a Hebrew dry measure = nearly three pints.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. qab, fr. qābab, to hollow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. kabkabab, to hollow.


In literature:

The only danger of robbery lies between the cab and the hotel office.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
The four-wheel horse cabs seem very slow to us now, but they carried more luggage than the taxi-cabs can.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The bridegroom, however, pays the clergyman's fee and provides his own carriage, cab, or hansom from his rooms to the church.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
A solitary four-wheeled cab stood in the open square.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He leaped from the cab and entered the vestibule of the hotel.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
At the end cab the chauffeur on the seat turned around and beckoned.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
And there's the cab to pay.
"Vice Versa" by F. Anstey
Andrews, who was sitting on the right-hand seat of the cab, looked the picture of delight.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
There was another cab before me, a black cab with a black horse, a rather swell affair.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
He took a cab, and we took a cab.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various

In poetry:

The cab horse is a useful steed,
Ever handy, good at need--
A patient uncomplaining jade,
What should we do without his aid?
"Patience" by Mary Tourtel
There's Cabs on Stands
And Shandthry danns;
There's Waggons from New York here;
There's Lapland Sleighs
Have cross'd the seas,
And Jaunting Cyars from Cork here.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray
"Wot?" 'e come back at me,
Lookin' peculiar -
Red in the face, so I thought 'e would choke.
"Cab-horse!" 'e sez to me,
Nasty an' venimous -
Reel disagreeable sort of a bloke.
"The Barber's Story" by C J Dennis
Past him, men, women walked care-free,
Cabs on the highroad rumbled by,
Past marched the soldiers with steps high,
And then, the moment he could see,
He pressed his temples with his fists:
"Three, mighty God, all three !";
"Three, Mighty God, All Three!" by George Cosbuc
THE CRESCENT MOON and clock tower are fair above the wall
Across the smothered lanes of ’Loo, the stifled vice and all,
And in the shadow yonder—like cats that wait for scraps—
The crowding cabs seem waiting—for you and me, perhaps.
"The Cab Lamps" by Henry Lawson
The cab lamps are watching as they watched for you and me,
The cab lamps are a-watching and they watch unblinkingly.
The sea breeze in Macleay Street and star-angels over all,
But the slinking cabs of darkness keep their watch beside the wall.
"The Cab Lamps" by Henry Lawson

In news:

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 Crew Cab (Dodge).
With an estimated 84,000 passenger vehicles traveling through Columbus-based Ohio State University (OSU) daily, the University Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) provides a key access solution to campus parking problems.
Awad Al-Said is sitting in his silver gypsy cab on Ninth Avenue above 14th Street outside the Old Homestead Steak House.
A redesigned cab's new monitor lets the operator easily control and change operations as needed.
Cab Driver Helps Authorities Locate Hit-And-Run Suspect.
At the beginning of Haruki Murakami's 1Q84, a taxi driver in 1984 Tokyo suggests that his passenger, a young woman late for an appointment, beat the traffic by stepping out of his cab and walking to the nearest emergency pull-off.
Chinese authorities are issuing security edicts ranging from a ban on knife sales in the capital to requiring taxi cabs lock their windows ahead of the Communist Party's national congress.
Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails , Jay-Z, Tom Petty, Death Cab for Cutie and the Flaming Lips, to name my favorites.
"I am feeling sexier than ever," Jake Shears says confidently, calling from a cab in London en route to celebrate close friend Kylie Minogue's birthday.
Volunteer firefighters use foam and water to douse a fire Friday in the cab of a tanker truck on Route 66 near Nansen in Highland Township.
Denver's stately Ellie Caulkins Opera House hosted the kickoff of Death Cab for Cutie's intimate theater tour last night, beginning a 22-date jaunt that finds the indie-pop band collaborating with San Francisco's Magik*Magik Orchestra .
If you know Ben Bailey at all, you know he's the host of "Cash Cab," perhaps cable's most unique game show, in that it takes place in a moving taxi, with Bailey at the wheel.
Danny Holgate plays a section of George Gershwin's "Ain't Necesarily So" from Porgy and Bess, a song sung by a Cab inspired character, in an outtake from the documentary Cab Calloway: Sketches.
Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the 23 passengers, were crammed inside the truck's cab and bed.
And before his shift ended, he had killed a 29-year-old semihomeless man named Lawrence McCoy Jr Tavss said McCoy — who allegedly stole a cab and drove the wrong way on the MacArthur Causeway — had brandished a gun.

In science:

Cabs = the total absorption cross section. • Csca = the total scattering cross section. • dCsca /dΩ = differential scattering cross section.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
Thus we see that for both insulating grains and conducting grains, a simple physical model leads to Cabs ∝ ω 2 at low frequencies! This is the basis for the expectation that dust opacities should vary as λ−2 in the far-infrared, as in the dust models of Draine & Lee (1984).
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
Cabs (ν ) is the photoabsorption cross section.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
Z uν dν Qpr (ν ) Qpr(ν ) ≡ Qabs + Qsca (1 − hcos θi) where Qabs ≡ Cabs/πa2 , Qsca ≡ Csca /πa2 , and hcos θi is the mean of the cosine of the scattering angle.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
The variance-covariance matrix Cab is nothing but the inverse of the information matrix, Cab = g−1 ab .
Testing post-Newtonian theory with gravitational wave observations