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[kah-vee-te, kuh-]
  1. a seaport on W central Luzon, in the N Philippines, on Manila Bay: naval base.
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Examples from the Web for cavite

Historical Examples

  • When a typhoon is approaching vessels have to run to Cavite for shelter.

    The Philippine Islands

    John Foreman

  • On the thirteenth of October, the armada entered the port of Cavite.

  • There was another hospital in Cavite, but it was swallowed up in the sea.

  • This granted, he sailed and arrived at Cavite January 2, 1749.

    The History of Sulu

    Najeeb M. Saleeby

  • This battle was fought off Cavite, ten miles to the southwest of Manila.

British Dictionary definitions for cavite


  1. a port in the N Philippines, in S Luzon on Manila Bay: a former US naval base. Pop: 109 000 (2005 est)
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