a tight-fitting headdress
a top (as for a bottle)
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
something serving as a cover or protection
a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
a protective covering that is part of a plant
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"
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"
capital, chapiter, cap(verb)
the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
lie at the top of
"Snow capped the mountains"
restrict the number or amount of
"We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"
a covering for the head
one usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys
one of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants
one used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal
the top, or uppermost part; the chief
a respectful uncovering of the head
the whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck
anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use
the uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate
something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament
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
a percussion cap. See under Percussion
the removable cover of a journal box
a portion of a spherical or other convex surface
a large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap
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
to deprive of cap
to complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity
to salute by removing the cap
to match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs
to uncover the head respectfully
Origin: [OE. cappe, AS. cppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d Cape, and cf. 1st Cope.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kap, n. a woman's head-dress of muslin, or the like: a boy's head-dress, any kind of unbrimmed covering for the head: a cap-like covering of any kind: a cover: the top.—v.t. to put on a cap, as the official cap of a degree in some colleges: to outdo or surpass: to cover the end or top: to raise the cap in token of respect:—pr.p. cap′ping; pa.p. capped.—n. Cap′-case, a small travelling-case, a chest.—Cap and bells, the characteristic marks of a professional jester; Cap a story, quotation, verse, &c., to follow one up with another, or with its proper continuation or conclusion; Cap in hand, symbolic of reverence or submission; Cap of liberty, or Phrygian bonnet, the conical cap given to a Roman slave on enfranchisement, now the symbol of republicanism; Cap of maintenance (see Maintenance).—A feather in one's cap, something giving distinction: something to be proud of.—Black cap, that put on by the judge before pronouncing sentence of death; College cap, the so-called square mortarboard, or trencher-cap, worn at English colleges.—Percussion cap, a small copper cylinder, closed at one end, for conveniently holding the detonating powder which is exploded by the act of percussion in percussion-arms.—Set one's cap at, of a woman, to set herself to captivate a man's fancy.—The cap fits, the allusion hits or suits; Throw up one's cap, in token of immoderate joy. [A.S. cæppe—Low L. cappa, a cape or cope.]
kap, n. a wooden drinking-bowl, with two handles. [Scot., prob. from A.S. copp, a cup; prob. Scand. koppr.]
A type of headgear for the head created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles.
There are wide variety of cap sold today which include sports cap, golf cap, countrywear cap etc.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CAP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4582
Rank popularity for the word 'CAP' in Nouns Frequency: #1505
The numerical value of CAP in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of CAP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Bit of foreign buying in big-cap shares helped the market.
When mom found my diaphram, I told her it was a bathing cap for my cat.
It wouldn't be outlandish for them to be at a $1 trillion market cap now.
It may be a torn shingle, flashing installed improperly or a missing ridge cap.
It may be that the UK government will take the opportunity to ditch the bonus cap.
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