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Dictionary Definition

cap

Noun

1 a tight-fitting headdress
2 a top (as for a bottle)
3 a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive [syn: detonator, detonating device]
4 something serving as a cover or protection
5 a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom [syn: pileus]
6 an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap for prices" [syn: ceiling]
7 dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth [syn: crownwork]
8 the upper part of a column that supports the entablature [syn: capital, chapiter]

Verb

1 lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: crest]
2 restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club" [also: capping, capped]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /kæp/
  • Rhymes with: -æp

Noun

  1. A close-fitting head covering either without a brim or with a peak
  2. A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc.
  3. An academic mortarboard
  4. A protective cover or seal
  5. A crown for covering a tooth
  6. The summit of a mountain etc.
  7. An artificial upper limit or ceiling
  8. (informal) An uppercase letter, abbreviated from "capital"
  9. The top part of a mushroom
  10. A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun
    Billy spent all morning firing caps with his friends, re-enacting storming the beach at Normandy.
  11. A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives
    He wired the cap to the bundle of dynamite, then detonated it remotely.
  12. An international appearance
    Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.
  13. The cap worn by players as protection from the sun; the cap awarded to a player when first selected to play for a side
  14. In the context of "slang": a bullet used to shoot someone; generally used in the phrase 'put a cap in (someone's) ass'
    • 2001: Charles Jade, Jade goes to Metreon
      Did he think they were going to put a cap in his ass right in the middle of Metreon?

Translations

head covering
tou gun

Verb

cap transitive
  1. (informal) To convert text to uppercase
  2. To cover or seal with a cap
  3. To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.
  4. To lie over or on top of something
  5. To surpass or outdo
  6. To set an upper limit on something
  7. To select a player to play for a specified side
  8. An abbreviation for capture
  9. In the context of "slang ": To shoot someone
    If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.

Catalan

Etymology

caput

Noun

  1. head

French

Indonesian

Noun

cap

Romanian

Etymology

caput

Pronunciation

/kap/|lang=ro

Noun

  1. head

Declension

Slovak

Noun

declension pattern for singular, for plural
  1. a male goat

Derived terms

See also

Extensive Definition

A cap is a form of headgear. Caps have crowns that fit closer than hats and have no brim or only a visor. They are typically designed for warmth and, when including a visor, blocking sunlight from the eyes.

External links

cap in German: Mütze
cap in Spanish: Gorra
cap in Esperanto: Ĉapo
cap in French: Casquette
cap in Italian: Cap (sovrano)
cap in Dutch: Pet (hoofddeksel)
cap in Norwegian: Skyggelue
cap in Polish: Czapka
cap in Portuguese: Boné
cap in Quechua: P'acha chuku
cap in Slovenian: Čepica
cap in Swedish: Keps
cap in Vietnamese: Mũ lưỡi trai

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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