Capped vs Limited - What's the difference?

capped | limited |

As verbs the difference between capped and limited

is that capped is past tense of cap while limited is past tense of limit.

As an adjective limited is

with certain (often specified) limits placed upon it.




  • (cap)

  • cap


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m).


    (en noun)
  • A close-fitting head covering either without a brim or with a peak.
  • The children were all wearing caps to protect them from the sun.
  • A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc.
  • An academic mortarboard
  • A protective cover or seal
  • He took the cap of the bottle and splashed himself with some cologne.
  • A crown for covering a tooth
  • He had golden caps on his teeth.
  • The summit of a mountain etc.
  • There was snow on the cap of the mountain.
  • An artificial upper limit or ceiling
  • We should put a cap on the salaries, to keep them under control.
  • The top part of a mushroom
  • A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun
  • Billy spent all morning firing caps with his friends, re-enacting storming the beach at Normandy.
  • A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives
  • He wired the cap to the bundle of dynamite, then detonated it remotely.
  • (slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.
  • * 2001: Charles Jade, Jade goes to Metreon
  • Did he think they were going to put a cap in his ass right in the middle of Metreon?
  • (soccer) An international appearance
  • Rio Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.
  • (obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.
  • (obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.
  • * Fuller
  • he that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks
  • (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.
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • flat cap'''; fools'''cap'''; legal '''cap
    * (artificial upper limit) floor
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * (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
    See also
    * 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
  • cap wages.
  • To make something even more wonderful at the end.
  • That really capped my day.
  • (cricket) To select a player to play for a specified side
  • (slang) To shoot (someone) with a firearm.
  • If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.
  • (sports) to select to play for the national team.
  • Peter Shilton is the most capped English footballer.
  • (obsolete) To uncover the head respectfully.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * Thackeray
  • Tom capped the proctor with the profoundest of bows.
  • To deprive of a cap.
  • (Spenser)

    Etymology 2

    From capitalization, by shortening.


    (en noun)
  • (finance) Capitalization.
  • Derived terms
    * market cap

    Etymology 3

    From capital, by shortening.


    (en noun)
  • (informal) An uppercase letter.
  • Verb

  • (informal) To convert text to uppercase.
  • Anagrams

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  • (limit)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • With certain (often specified) limits placed upon it.
  • *
  • Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections, rather than superficial study of every packet that comes to hand.


    * finite


    * unlimited * infinite * endless