Definitions for CAPkæp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

capkæp(n.; v.)capped, cap•ping.

  1. (n.)a close-fitting covering for the head, usu. of soft, supple material and having no brim but sometimes having a visor.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a headdress denoting rank, occupation, religious order, or the like:

    a nurse's cap.

  3. Ref: mortarboard (def. 2). 2

  4. anything resembling a covering for the head in shape, use, or position:

    a bottle cap.

  5. summit; top; acme.

  6. a maximum limit, as one set by law or agreement on prices, wages, spending, etc.; ceiling.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. the pileus of a mushroom.

    Category: Fungi

  8. Ref: percussion cap.

  9. a noise-making device for toy pistols, made of a small quantity of explosive wrapped in paper.

  10. (v.t.)to provide or cover with or as if with a cap.

  11. to complete.

  12. to follow with something better; outdo:

    to cap one joke with another.

  13. to serve as a cap, covering, or top to.

  14. to put a maximum limit on (wages, spending, etc.).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for cap:

  1. set one's cap for,to pursue as a lover or husband.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of cap:

bef. 1000; ME cappe, OE cæppe < LL cappa hooded cloak, cap

capkæp(n.; v.)capped, cap•ping.

  1. (n.)a capital letter.

    Category: Printing

  2. Usu., caps. uppercase:

    Set the underlined in caps.

    Category: Printing

  3. (v.t.)to write or print with a capital letter or letters; capitalize.

    Category: Printing

Origin of cap:

1895–1900; by shortening


  1. a capsule, esp. of a narcotic drug.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of cap:

by shortening


  1. Civil Air Patrol.

    Category: Government, Titles, Associations, Organizations

  2. computer-aided publishing.

    Category: Stock Exchange


  1. capital.

  2. capitalize.

  3. capitalized.

  4. capital letter.

    Category: Printing

  5. chapter.

Origin of cap.:

< L capitulum, caput

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cap(noun)

    a tight-fitting headdress

  2. cap(noun)

    a top (as for a bottle)

  3. detonator, detonating device, cap(noun)

    a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive

  4. cap(noun)

    something serving as a cover or protection

  5. cap, pileus(noun)

    a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom

  6. hood, cap(noun)

    a protective covering that is part of a plant

  7. ceiling, roof, cap(noun)

    an upper limit on what is allowed

    "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on salaries"; "they established a cap for prices"

  8. crown, crownwork, jacket, jacket crown, cap(noun)

    (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth

    "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"

  9. capital, chapiter, cap(verb)

    the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

  10. cap, crest(verb)

    lie at the top of

    "Snow capped the mountains"

  11. cap(verb)

    restrict the number or amount of

    "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cap(noun)æp

    a soft, close-fitting hat with a flat curved piece in front

    a baseball cap

  2. capæp

    a close-fitting protective covering for the head

    a bathing/shower cap

  3. capæp

    a top that fits tightly on the end of sth

    a bottle cap; a cap on a pen

  4. capæp

    a limit on an amount of money

    a cap on arts funding

  5. cap(verb)æp

    to put a limit on an amount of money

    to cap campaign spending

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cap(noun)

    a covering for the head

  2. Cap(noun)

    one usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys

  3. Cap(noun)

    one of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants

  4. Cap(noun)

    one used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal

  5. Cap(noun)

    the top, or uppermost part; the chief

  6. Cap(noun)

    a respectful uncovering of the head

  7. Cap(noun)

    the whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck

  8. Cap(noun)

    anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use

  9. Cap(noun)

    the uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate

  10. Cap(noun)

    something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament

  11. Cap(noun)

    a collar of iron or wood used in joining spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the end of a rope

  12. Cap(noun)

    a percussion cap. See under Percussion

  13. Cap(noun)

    the removable cover of a journal box

  14. Cap(noun)

    a portion of a spherical or other convex surface

  15. Cap(noun)

    a large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap

  16. Cap(verb)

    to cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun

  17. Cap(verb)

    to deprive of cap

  18. Cap(verb)

    to complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity

  19. Cap(verb)

    to salute by removing the cap

  20. Cap(verb)

    to match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs

  21. Cap(verb)

    to uncover the head respectfully


  1. Cap

    A cap is a form of headgear. Caps have crowns that fit very close to the head and have no brim or only a visor. They are typically designed for warmth and, when including a visor, blocking sunlight from the eyes. They come in many shapes and sizes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4582

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAP' in Nouns Frequency: #1505

Anagrams of CAP

  1. APC

  2. PAC

  3. CPA

Translations for CAP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a hat with a peak

a chauffeur's cap.

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