Definitions of cap

  1. To put a cap on; cover; crown; excel.
  2. To doff the cap, as in salutation.
  3. 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.
  4. To deprive of cap.
  5. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
  6. To salute by removing the cap.
  7. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs.
  8. To put on a cap: to cover the end or top:- pr. p. capping; pa. p. capped.
  9. To put a cap upon.
  10. To uncover the head respectfully.
  11. restrict the number or amount of; " We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Capping.
  15. a top ( as for a bottle)
  16. something serving as a cover or protection
  17. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to fire an explosive charge
  18. One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys
  19. One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants
  20. One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
  21. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  22. A respectful uncovering of the head.
  23. The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  24. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use
  25. The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate.
  26. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  27. 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.
  28. A percussion cap. See under Percussion.
  29. The removable cover of a journal box.
  30. A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  31. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap.
  32. 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.
  33. A covering for the head: a cover: the top.
  34. A covering without a brim, to be worn upon the head; a covering at the top or end of anything.
  35. A covering for the head; a cover; the top; anything in form of a cap.
  36. A cover for the head; a cover in general; the top or highest part; a mark of some office or dignity.
  37. Capped.