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Definitions of caper

  1. To skip or jump; to frisk about. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To skip; jump. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To leap or skip like a goat: to dance in a frolicsome manner. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To leap playfully; frisk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To leap, skip, or jump; to prance; to spring. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa), much used for pickles. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A plant of the genus Capparis; - called also caper bush, caper tree. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A playful leap or spring; a skip; a prank; a plant, the flower-buds of which are pickled and used as a seasoning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The flower-bud of the caper-bush, used for pickling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A leap; antic; bud of the caperbush. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Leaping or frisking; prank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A Dutch privateer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A frelicsome leap, spring, or jump. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A leap; a skip, as in dancing; a leap in sport, as a goat or lamb. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for caper

  1. Meanwhile, Madame Marve stirred up Nickie in his cage, and made him grin and howl and caper for the edification of the crowd, whose souls his street escapades had filled with awe. – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson
  2. While Sonora, in the seventh heaven of delight, began to caper about the room. – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
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