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Why can't a seven-foot guy play a doctor? Why can't I be a teacher? Why can't I be a football coach? Why can't I be a cab driver? Anything. Anything else than that. I can cry. I can do those things that they think the big guys can't do. So just give us a chance.
Grizz Chapman

Meaning of "cab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAB

Shortened from cabriolet.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAB

cab  [kæb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cab is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of cab in the English dictionary

The first definition of cab in the dictionary is a taxi. Other definition of cab is the enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc, from which it is driven or operated. Cab is also a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAB

caatinga
cab rank
cab rank rule
cabal
cabala
cabaletta
cabalism
cabalist
cabalistic
cabalistical
caballer
caballero
caballine
cabana
cabaret
cabbage
cabbage bug
cabbage lettuce
cabbage moth
cabbage palm

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAB

Arab
Bab
crab
dab
fab
gab
grab
hijab
jab
jilbab
kab
kebab
lab
nab
Punjab
rehab
sab
slab
stab
tab

Synonyms and antonyms of cab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cab» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cab

Translation of «cab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAB

Find out the translation of cab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

出租车
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

taxi
570 millions of speakers

English

cab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कैब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَيَّارَةٌ أُجْرَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

такси
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

táxi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ট্যাক্সি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

taxi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

teksi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Taxi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タクシー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

택시
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

taksi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

taxi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வண்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टँक्सी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

taksi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

taxi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

taksówka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

таксі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

taxi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταξί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

taxi
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

taxi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drosje
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAB»

The term «cab» is very widely used and occupies the 5.309 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cab» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cab» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cab

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cab.
1
Ed Asner
My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City - they treated you like slaves. From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that.
2
Lorraine Bracco
If I am going to get in a cab to go home, and I see a sign for an open house, I will go in. I like real estate because I am the boss.
3
Zach Braff
In New York, we tip everyone. We tip doormen, we tip cab drivers, and we tip bartenders at the bar. You'll get quite an evil eye if you don't leave a tip at the bar.
4
Thom Browne
Men don't know enough about being courteous toward women. You should get into a cab before a woman so she doesn't have to slide across the seat. And you should always go first into a revolving door so she doesn't have to push - unless it's moving, then let her go first.
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Johnny Carson
Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place.
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James Chanos
The marginal people on the trading desks, there's no skill set. If they don't trade derivatives, I don't know what they can do. The next stop is driving a cab.
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Grizz Chapman
Why can't a seven-foot guy play a doctor? Why can't I be a teacher? Why can't I be a football coach? Why can't I be a cab driver? Anything. Anything else than that. I can cry. I can do those things that they think the big guys can't do. So just give us a chance.
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Sloane Crosley
Picture it in your mind's nostril: you get in a cab in time to catch twin thugs named Vomit and Cologne assaulting a defenseless pine-tree air freshener.
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Anthony Doerr
I found my first novel difficult. I don't want to make it sound like it's any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on.
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David R. Ellis
No, in Lethal Weapon I was a taxi cab driver that Mel jumps in front of the taxi and pulls me out of the car and steals the taxi. Then I did some other indie driving for some of the car sequences.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAB»

Discover the use of cab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab
In Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab, he recounts tales that will delight, surprise, and sometimes shock the most seasoned urbanite.
Dmitry Samarov, 2011
2
Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway
Drawing on first-hand accounts from Calloway's family, friends, and fellow musicians, the book traces the roots of this music icon, from his childhood in Rochester, New York, to his life of hustling on the streets of Baltimore.
Alyn Shipton, 2010
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Cash Cab: A Collection of the Best Trivia from the Hit ...
Features: Organized for easy one-on-one read-along trivia, or game playing mode Hundreds of multiple-choice questions that vary in degrees of difficulty for novice trivia buffs to frontseat know-it-alls Popular "red-light challenges" and ...
Discovery Communications, 2012
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Creatura
In a quaint town, deep in south Texas, this story leads Isis onto the path of impermissible love and captivating life-changing truths. Isis Martin's journey is sure to leave any reader ravenous for more.
Nely Cab, 2011
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Yellow Cab
In 2001, anthropology professor Robert Leonard began moonlighting as a cabdriver; Yellow Cab is a portrait of the city he found as he drove the streets of nighttime Albuquerque, picking up everyone from business people and drunken college ...
Robert Leonard, 2006
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Dharma Road: A Short Cab Ride to Self-Discovery
Here are stories from everyday life that demonstrate how we can all benefit from a little Buddhist philosophy or practice.
Brian Haycock, 2010
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Midnight Cab
Walker, a cab driver, searches for his biological mother and finds support from Krista, a wheelchair-bound dispatcher, who partners with Walker in an increasingly dangerous search that will lead them into the underworld of Toronto.
James W. Nichol, 2006
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Crab Cab
Humorous illustrations and die-cut pages introduce short vowel sounds, consonant blends, and word families in this Flip-a-word book.
Harriet Ziefert, 2009
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The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2012
Commuting. Times. in. Minutes. FROM TO UNLV THOMAS LAS VEGAS CONVENTION DOWN- MCCARRAN &MACK STRIP CENTER TOWN AIRPORT CENTER Alexis Park Resort and Villas 5/cab 8/cab 15/cab 5/cab 6/cab Aliante Station ...
‎2011
10
The New York City Cab Driver's Joke Book
A New York City taxicab driver offers more than four hundred gags, riddles, anecdotes, tall tales, and one-liners gleaned from his diverse passengers, from celebrities to blue-collar workers to arty types. Reprint.
‎1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hotel shooting victim identified as Yellow Cab driver
The victim of the Omni hotel downtown shooting was an Austin cab driver who had also served in the Army. As his co-workers grieve--we learn ... «MyFox Austin, Jul 15»
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Police identify taxi driver found dead in Oklahoma City cab
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities have identified a taxi driver whose body was found slumped over the wheel of his cab in Oklahoma City. «news9.com KWTV, Jul 15»
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State police: Fire destroys truck cab in westbound lanes of …
WILBRAHAM -- No injuries were reported early Tuesday after a fire broke out in a tractor trailer cab in the westbound lanes of the ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
4
Poll: Will cab services ever learn a lesson on background checks?
A woman has alleged that the driver of a TaxiForSure cab she was travelling in last week masturbated while driving the vehicle through the ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
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Cab drivers in Roanoke asking for change
In addition to rates, cab drivers are also asking the city to look into another issue at the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. Under new ... «WSLS, Jul 15»
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Trick Tip Tuesday: How to Cab 360 with Benji Farrow at Woodward …
Benji Farrow guides you through the steps to do a Cab 360 at beautiful Woodward Copper. Get ready for summer camp riding, with 20 tricks ... «Transworld Snowboarding, Jul 15»
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Brawley, Peck letter: More 'clique' than honest competition in cab
Negative publicity from other cab companies, a lack of involvement in our DDI program from the community and other businesses, and an ... «Laramie Boomerang, Jul 15»
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Decision to convert tickets into free passes unanimous: CAB jt secy
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint Secretary Subir 'Bablu' Ganguly contended on Monday that the association's image had been ... «Cricbuzz, Jul 15»
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Uber Parks it For Now, Hails the First Cab Out of Broward
New regulations put in place in Broward County directed at Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing services are causing Uber to take the first train out ... «Curbed Hamptons, Jul 15»
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Calgarian says he was called 'disgusting,' threatened by cab driver …
WATCH: A Calgary man has taken to social media after he says a cab driver threatened to kick him out of a cab after he kissed another man. «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cab [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cab>. Aug 2020 ».
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