Caper

[k_ˈeɪ_p_ə], [kˈe͡ɪpə], [kˈe‍ɪpə]

Definitions of caper:

  1.   a playful leap or hop
  2.   A leap; a skip, as in dancing; a leap in sport, as a goat or lamb.
  3.   To leap playfully; frisk.
  4.   The bud of a plant, Capparis spinosa, used as a pickle or condiment.
  5.   any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  6.   A playful leap or spring; a skip; a prank; a plant, the flower- buds of which are pickled and used as a seasoning.
  7.   To skip; jump.
  8.   A Dutch privateer.
  9.   The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper ( Capparis spinosa), much used for pickles.
  10.   Leaping or frisking; prank.
  11.   A plant of the genus Capparis; - called also caper bush, caper tree.
  12.   The flower- bud of the caper- bush.
  13.   a crime ( especially a robbery); " the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
  14.   The flower buds of a Mediterranean shrub, used as a condiment.
  15.   To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
  16.   To leap or skip like a goat: to dance in a frolicsome manner.
  17.   gay or light- hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; " it was all done in play"; " their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
  18.   A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
  19.   A leap; antic; bud of the caperbush.
  20.   pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
  21.   To skip or jump; to frisk about.
  22.   To leap, skip, or jump; to prance; to spring.
  23.   A frelicsome leap, spring, or jump.
  24.   The flower- bud of the caper- bush, used for pickling.
  25.   a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  26.   jump about playfully
  27.   A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer.

Quotes for caper:

  1. I love caper films. – Steven Soderbergh
  2. Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words. – Theodore Sturgeon

Usage examples for caper:

  1. While Sonora, in the seventh heaven of delight, began to caper about the room. ” – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  2. Colonel Cartwright, upon his capture at Sea by the Dutch " Caper threw all his despatches and papers overboard. ” – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  3. “ That's the proper caper with " mulligans," and they are very good, too, unless some one of the makings chances to be out of your line. ” – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  4. When cooked, drain, take off the cloth, garnish with parsley and sliced lemon, and serve with Caper Sauce. ” – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  5. But as long as I've known you- and that's several weeks- I've never seen you do anything but caper about the meadow and dance." ” – The Tale of Freddie Firefly by Arthur Scott Bailey
  6. Boiled Leg of Mutton and Caper Sauce. ” – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  7. Holy Moses, look at the caper the Methodist cuts! ” – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  8. “ " Pantalon," corrected the monkey's master; and snapping his fingers, and whistling to the monkey, he called him to his shoulder, and made him go through a number of tricks and gestures,- some of them so droll, that Cherry's terror ended in peals of laughter; and she soon left Teddy's side to run and caper about the room in imitation of the monkey's antics. ” – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  9. As the poet himself expressed it in his dedication to Varnhagen von Ense: Aye, my friend, such strains arise From the dream- time that is dead Though some modern trills may oft Caper through the ancient theme. ” – Atta Troll by Heinrich Heine
  10. “ There's many here who, to my knowledge, can caper as well as they modulate," said Sir Ulick, " to say nothing of cards for those that like them." ” – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  11. But when one's on ground that you know like a book an' was brought up on,- when it's in the daylight, right by a pasture you've been acrost always an' where you've walked the ties,- well, I s'pose it's the same feelin' as when a man you know cuts up a state's prison caper seem's like he can't of, because you knew him. ” – Friendship Village by Zona Gale
  12. We halted for a time under a wide- branching platanus at the end of a bridge, between the masonry of which grew bunches of the caper plant, then in blossom of white and lilac, and at the piers of which grew straggling blackberry brambles and wild fig- trees in picturesque irregularity, while the water bubbled and gurgled over a pebbly bed or fragments of rock. ” – Byeways in Palestine by James Finn
  13. Remove the towel, dish the leg of mutton, spread a caper sauce over it, and serve hot. ” – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  14. As he was thus thinking he let the bridle fall, and the horse began to caper about, so that he was continually disturbed in his meditations, and could not collect his thoughts at all. ” – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  15. There was a burst of laughter from three of my room- mates, as Miss St. Clair danced out from the closet with the cap on her own brows; and then with a caper of agility, taking it off, flung it up to the chandelier, where it hung on one of the burners. ” – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. He did not mean to, you know; but when he had done it he thought it a very funny caper and laughed, and put his hand through the rent, and snatched the comb out of her hair, laughing all the time and jumping almost out of her arms. ” –  by
  17. Meanwhile, Madame Marve stirred up Nickie in his cage, and made him grin and howl and caper for the edification of the crowd, whose souls his street escapades had filled with awe. ” – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson

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