caper

[k_ˈeɪ_p_ə], [kˈe͡ɪpə], [kˈe‍ɪpə]

Definitions of caper:

  1.   A leap; a skip, as in dancing; a leap in sport, as a goat or lamb. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   To skip; jump. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   The flower- bud of the caper- bush. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   A leap; antic; bud of the caperbush. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   To leap, skip, or jump; to prance; to spring. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   A playful leap or spring; a skip; a prank; a plant, the flower- buds of which are pickled and used as a seasoning. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   To skip or jump; to frisk about. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   A frelicsome leap, spring, or jump. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9.   To leap or skip like a goat: to dance in a frolicsome manner. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   A Dutch privateer. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11.   The flower- bud of the caper- bush, used for pickling. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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. “ " 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
  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. 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
  5. “ Boiled Leg of Mutton and Caper Sauce. ” – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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