Meaning of CAB in English


cab /kæb/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Origin: cabriolet ]

1 . a taxi:

New York’s yellow cabs

take/get a cab

I took a cab to the airport.

call (somebody) a cab (=telephone for a taxi)

Ralph tried to hail a cab (=wave to get a cab to stop for you) .

2 . the part of a bus, train, or truck in which the driver sits

3 . a carriage pulled by horses that was used like a taxi in the past

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■ verbs

▪ take/get/catch a cab (=travel by cab)

Why don't we take a cab to the theater?

▪ call/order (somebody) a cab (=telephone for one to come)

Here's the phone number if you want to call a cab.

▪ phone for a cab British English (=call a cab)

There's no need to give me a lift. I'll phone for a cab.

▪ get into/out of a cab

I just saw Fiona getting into a cab.

▪ hail a cab written (=wave to make a cab stop for you)

Martin put his hand out and hailed a cab.

■ cab + NOUN

▪ a cab driver

Many cab drivers fear being robbed.

▪ a cab fare (=the money you pay to travel in a cab)

My Dad gave me the money for my cab fare.

▪ a cab ride (=trip in a cab)

It's only a short cab ride to Georgetown.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.