Capped vs Limited - What's the difference?

capped | limited |

As verbs the difference between capped and limited

is that capped is (cap) while limited is (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