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Definitions of cap

  1. To put a cap on; cover; crown; excel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To doff the cap, as in salutation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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
  4. To deprive of cap. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To salute by removing the cap. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. To put a cap upon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To uncover the head respectfully. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Capping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. a tight-fitting headdress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a top (as for a bottle) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. something serving as a cover or protection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to fire an explosive charge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys Webster Dictionary DB
  21. One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants Webster Dictionary DB
  22. One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The top, or uppermost part; the chief. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A respectful uncovering of the head. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. A percussion cap. See under Percussion. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The removable cover of a journal box. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A portion of a spherical or other convex surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. 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.
  35. A covering for the head: a cover: the top. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Capped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for cap

  1. And yes, indeed she did; and she might put on his old fur cap if she liked, and she'd look nice in that! – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. In five minutes, the young husband in his night- cap and dressing- gown came in, and said that his wife would not be long. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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