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Definitions of cap

  1. lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a tight-fitting headdress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a top (as for a bottle) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something serving as a cover or protection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to fire an explosive charge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap for prices" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys Webster Dictionary DB
  13. One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants Webster Dictionary DB
  14. One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The top, or uppermost part; the chief. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A respectful uncovering of the head. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A percussion cap. See under Percussion. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The removable cover of a journal box. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A portion of a spherical or other convex surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To deprive of cap. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To salute by removing the cap. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To uncover the head respectfully. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A covering for the head. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. A covering for the head, usually without a brim; anything resembling such a head-covering; a small copper or brass shell used in exploding gun powder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. To put a cap on; cover the top end of; match or exceed; as, to cap the climax. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Capped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Capping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. 1. To cover a part, especially its extremity or top; specifically, in dentistry, to cover an exposed pulp with an antiseptic paste or cement to prevent pressure from a filling. 2. Cover of the pulp of a tooth protecting it from the filling. 3. The first portion of the duodenum, pileus ventriculi. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  38. A covering for the head: a cover: the top. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. To put on a cap: to cover the end or top:-pr.p. capping; pa.p. capped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. To put a cap upon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. To put a cap on; cover; crown; excel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. To doff the cap, as in salutation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A covering without a brim, to be worn upon the head; a covering at the top or end of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A covering for the head; a cover; the top; anything in form of a cap. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To cover the top or end; to put a cap on; to complete; to top and beat. Cap of maintenance, an ornament of state, carried before the sovereigns of England at the coronation, and also before the mayors of some cities. Cap-paper, a coarse paper. Cap-squares, strong plates of iron which come over the trunnions of a cannon and secure it to the carriage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. A cover for the head; a cover in general; the top or highest part; a mark of some office or dignity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. To cover the top end or orifice; to uncover as a mark of reverence or civility; to render complete; to invest with official distinction; to admit to professional honours by the act of capping. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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  49. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. kap, n. a wooden drinking-bowl, with two handles. [Scot., prob. from A.S. copp, a cup; prob. Scand. koppr.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. Head-dress (woman\'s, esp. of muslin &c. worn indoors, but also now, like man\'s or boy\'s, for out-door use, brimless& of cloth or soft material; c. in hand, humbly; c. fits, person feels that general remark is true of him; set one\'s c. at, try to attract as suitor); special head-dress (college or square c.; steel c., helmet; Scotch c., part of Highland costume; football c., of velvet &c., sign of inclusion in team; c. of MAINTENANCE; c. of liberty, conical, given to Roman slave on emancipation, now Republican symbol; c. & bells, jester\'s in-signia; FOOL\'s c.); caplike covering, natural (mushroom top, knee-c., &c.), or added for various purposes (windmill top, toe-c., inner watch-case; percussion c., for igniting explosive in cartridges &c.); (Naut.) doubly pierced block for lengthening mast by extra spar; conical paper bag, cornet; c.-paper, whity-brown for packing, also a size of writing-paper; c.-stone, top stone, coping. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. Put c. upon; (Sc Univv.) confer degree on; put percussion c. on nipple of (gun); protect (end of beam &c.) with metal &c., whence capping n.; lie on top of, crown; outdo (c. anecdote, quotation, &c., produce a better or another apposite one; c. verses, reply with one beginning with the last\'s last letter); touch or take off one\'s hat to (also intr. with to); injure at point (horse caps its hocks). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. Of a lymph follicle, the bluntly conical end which projects toward or into the lumen of the part in which it is situated, or the epithelial and adenoid tissue covering the conical end. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  54. In dentistry, to cover an exposed pulp with cement to prevent pressure from a filling. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  55. Of the cerebral peduncle, see tegmentum. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  56. (Naut.) A strong piece of timber or iron fitted to a masthead (having two holes in it, one round and the other square) to confine an upper mast to a lower. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  57. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A covering for the head;—the top or highest point. Cabinet Dictionary
  58. The garment that covers the head; the ensign of the cardinalate; the topmost, the highest; a reverence made by uncovering the head. Complete Dictionary

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