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Definitions of cap

  1. lie at the top of; " Snow capped the mountains"
  2. a tight- fitting headdress
  3. a top ( as for a bottle)
  4. something serving as a cover or protection
  5. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
  6. dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth
  7. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to fire an explosive charge
  8. an upper limit on what is allowed; " they established a cap for prices"
  9. a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
  10. restrict the number or amount of; " We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"
  11. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
  12. One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys
  13. One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants
  14. One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
  15. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  16. A respectful uncovering of the head.
  17. The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  18. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use
  19. The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate.
  20. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  21. 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.
  22. A percussion cap. See under Percussion.
  23. The removable cover of a journal box.
  24. A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  25. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap.
  26. 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.
  27. To deprive of cap.
  28. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
  29. To salute by removing the cap.
  30. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs.
  31. To uncover the head respectfully.
  32. A covering for the head.
  33. 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.
  34. To put a cap on; cover the top end of; match or exceed; as, to cap the climax.
  35. Capped.
  36. Capping.
  37. 1. To cover a part, especially its extremity or top; specifically, in dentistry, to cover an exposed pulp with an antiseptic paste or cement to prevent pressure from a filling. 2. Cover of the pulp of a tooth protecting it from the filling. 3. The first portion of the duodenum, pileus ventriculi.
  38. A covering for the head: a cover: the top.
  39. To put on a cap: to cover the end or top:- pr. p. capping; pa. p. capped.
  40. To put a cap upon.
  41. To put a cap on; cover; crown; excel.
  42. To doff the cap, as in salutation.
  43. A covering without a brim, to be worn upon the head; a covering at the top or end of anything.
  44. A covering for the head; a cover; the top; anything in form of a cap.
  45. 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.
  46. A cover for the head; a cover in general; the top or highest part; a mark of some office or dignity.
  47. 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.
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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. So saying, the sergeant stopped suddenly, and placed his hand to his cap – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. What makes that cap – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  4. Jack Russell stood in the doorway of the Admiral's cabin on the Ohio, cap in hand. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  5. Phil took his cap and went with him to purchase the fiddle, promising to come back directly. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  6. It must be a doll's cap no baby could be so small. – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards
  7. Here Phil took his cap and prepared to depart. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  8. 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
  9. I went to her, cap in hand. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  10. Miss Ruston made all secure about her camera, and turned to meet the full and smiling gaze of the newcomer, standing, cap in hand, just behind her. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  11. Because then when I shot the cap off, if Pritchard had been alive, we'd have heard from him. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  12. I see 'er now, a- gigglin' an' a- settin' 'er cap fer the giner'l. – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris
  13. The man put on his cap and went out. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  14. See," she added, and she showed her the little cap which she still held in her hand, " how happy I am and how grateful to you." – Balthasar And Other Works - 1909 by Anatole France
  15. The young fellow touched his cap to the whole group, but he ventured to address only Boyne. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. Judd turned to Pole, who stood holding his cap – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  17. She's going to wear a cap and stand in the room all the time. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  18. As I looked up at him I wondered if he recognised me; but it was evident he did, for he raised his cap and waved to me. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  19. " How d'ye, Cap Tom said, in his easy, off- hand way. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  20. " Should have pulled my cap down," said he, as the widow spoke of it. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
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