From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m).
A close-fitting head covering either without a brim or with a peak.
A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc.
An academic mortarboard
A protective cover or seal
- The children were all wearing caps to protect them from the sun.
A crown for covering a tooth
- He took the cap of the bottle and splashed himself with some cologne.
The summit of a mountain etc.
- He had golden caps on his teeth.
An artificial upper limit or ceiling
- There was snow on the cap of the mountain.
The top part of a mushroom
A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun
- We should put a cap on the salaries, to keep them under control.
A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives
- Billy spent all morning firing caps with his friends, re-enacting storming the beach at Normandy.
(slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.
* 2001: Charles Jade,
- He wired the cap to the bundle of dynamite, then detonated it remotely.
Jade goes to Metreon
(soccer) An international appearance
- Did he think they were going to put a cap in his ass right in the middle of Metreon?
(obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
- Rio Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.
(obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.
- Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.
(zoology) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
(architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.
- he that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks
Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
(nautical) 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.
(geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
A large size of writing paper.
- the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate
- flat cap'''; fools'''cap'''; legal '''cap
* (artificial upper limit) floor
* See also
* (head covering) baseball cap, cunt cap
* (protective cover or seal) crown cap, filler cap
* (artificial upper limit) interest rate cap
* (small amount of explosive used as detonator) percussion cap, pop a cap in someone's ass
* set one's cap at
To cover or seal with a cap
To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.
To lie over or on top of something
To surpass or outdo
To set an upper limit on something
To make something even more wonderful at the end.
- cap wages.
(cricket) To select a player to play for a specified side
(slang) To shoot (someone) with a firearm.
- That really capped my day.
(sports) to select to play for the national team.
- If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.
(obsolete) To uncover the head respectfully.
- Peter Shilton is the most capped English footballer.
To deprive of a cap.
- Tom capped the proctor with the profoundest of bows.
From capitalization, by shortening.
* market cap
From capital, by shortening.
(informal) An uppercase letter.
(informal) To convert text to uppercase.
(etyl) cap, from (etyl) .
(geography) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.
- Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […] Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
(nautical) To head or point; to keep a course.
(obsolete) To gape.
- The ship capes southwest by south.
To skin an animal, particularly a deer.