noun Date: 1932 the sport of exploring caves ; spelunking

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  • Caving — or spelunking is the recreational sport of exploring caves. In contrast, speleology is the scientific study of caves and the cave environment. [ Caving in New Zealand] (from Te …   Wikipedia

  • caving — pp. Staying inside one s home as often as possible. Example Citation: For years we have been sold the notion that pre prepared convenience meals were the future for a time poor generation. Kitchens were obsolete, cooking would soon be an archaic… …   New words

  • Caving — Cave Cave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caving}.] [Cf. F. caver. See {Cave}, n.] To make hollow; to scoop out. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The mouldred earth cav d the banke. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caving — Höhle in Alabama. Das Höhlenwandern bzw. Caving ist die Begehung von Höhlen als Sport oder Hobby. Im Gegensatz zur Speläologie spielt dabei die wissenschaftliche Erforschung normalerweise eine untergeordnete Rolle auch wenn die eine oder andere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • caving — /kay ving/, n. spelunking. [1865 70; CAVE1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • caving — noun The recreational sport of exploring caves …   Wiktionary

  • caving —    1. The sport of exploring caves.    Synonyms: (British.) potholing; spelunking.    2. A method of mining in which the ore is allowed to cave or fall [10] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • caving — cav|ing [ˈkeıvıŋ] n [U] BrE the sport of going into ↑caves deep under the ground American Equivalent: spelunking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • caving — cav|ing [ keıvıŋ ] noun uncount the sport of walking and climbing through CAVES under the ground: SPELUNKING …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • caving — keɪv n. natural underground tunnel, hollow opening in the ground v. collapse, cease to resist, submit; cause to collapse …   English contemporary dictionary

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