Cap meaning

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Cap is defined as to put a top on something.

An example of cap is to put an artificial crown on a tooth.

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The definition of a cap is a covering.

An example of cap is a baseball hat.

An example of cap is a soda bottle top.

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A usually soft and close-fitting head covering, either having no brim or with a visor.
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A summit or top, as of a mountain.
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An upper limit; a ceiling.

Placed a cap on mortgage rates.

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The capital of a column.
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Any of several sizes of writing paper, such as foolscap.
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An appearance by a player in an international soccer game, traditionally rewarded with a hat.
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A special head covering worn to indicate rank, occupation, or membership in a particular group.

A cardinal's cap; a sailor's cap.

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An academic mortarboard. Used especially in the phrase cap and gown.
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A protective cover or seal, especially one that closes off an end or a tip.

A bottle cap; a 35-millimeter lens cap.

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A crown for covering or sealing a tooth.
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A truck cap.
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A tread for a worn pneumatic tire.
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A fitted covering used to seal a well or large pipe.
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The top part, or pileus, of a mushroom.
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A calyptra.
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A percussion cap.
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A small explosive charge enclosed in paper for use in a toy gun.
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To cover, protect, or seal with a cap.
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To award a special cap to as a sign of rank or achievement.

Capped the new women nurses at graduation.

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To lie over or on top of; cover.

Hills capped with snow.

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To apply the finishing touch to; complete.

Cap a meal with dessert.

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To follow with something better; surpass or outdo.

Capped his last trick with a disappearing act that brought the audience to its feet.

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To set an upper limit on.

Decided to cap cost-of-living increases.

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A capital letter.
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To capitalize.
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Capital.

Venture cap.

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Capitalization.

Market cap.

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Civil Air Patrol.
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Combat air patrol.
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Capacity.
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Capital.
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Any closefitting head covering, brimless or with only a front visor, and made of wool, cotton, etc., as a baseball cap or overseas cap, or of muslin or lace, as a nurse's or baby's cap.
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A caplike part or thing; cover or top, as the cap-shaped part of a mushroom, a small metal cover for a bottle, the cover over a camera lens or other projecting or end part, a kneecap, an artificial crown for a tooth, a mountain top, or the capital of a column.
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A little paper percussion cap for toy guns (cap guns)
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An upper limit set on a budget, cost, etc.; ceiling.
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A special covering for the head, worn as a mark of occupation, rank, academic degree, etc.

A cardinal's cap, fool's cap.

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To put a cap on.
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To present ceremonially with a special cap, as at a graduation.

To cap a nurse.

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To cover the top or end of; form a cap.

Snow capped the hills.

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To set a cap, or upper limit, for.
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To do as well as or better than; equal or excel.
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To follow with another that is equivalent or better than; match.

To cap a quotation.

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To bring to a high point or climax.
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To put a finishing touch on; embellish.

To cap off a lovely evening with a late dessert.

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Capacity.
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Capital.
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A capsule.
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Chapter.
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Take.
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Capitalization.
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Capitalize.
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Capitalized.
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Civil Air Patrol.
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(1) (Competitive Access Provider) An organization that competes with the established telecommunications provider in an area.
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A limit on a price outlined by a contract or other agreement. Adjustable rate mortgages or adjustable rate credit cards often have a cap.
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Competitive Access Provider.Also known as alternative access vendor (AAV). A company that provides access circuits between an end user enterprise and an interexchange carrier (IXC), or long distance carrier, in competition with the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC). A CAP is facilities-based and generally offers access services at attractive rates compared to those of the ILEC. See also carrier, ILEC, and IXC.
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Carrierless Amplitude Phase. A non-standard variation of quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), CAP was the early de facto standard modulation technique for asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) modems. CAP was replaced by discrete multitone (DMT) prior to the release of ADSL standards recommendations by the ITU-T. See also ADSL, DMT, ITU-T, modulation, QAM, and standard.
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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.

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A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc.
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He took the cap of the bottle and splashed himself with some cologne.

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A crown for covering a tooth.

He had golden caps on his teeth.

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The summit of a mountain etc.

There was snow on the cap of the mountain.

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We should put a cap on the salaries, to keep them under control.

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The top part of a mushroom.
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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.

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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.

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(slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.
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Rio Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.

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(zoology) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
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(architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.

The cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate.

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Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
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(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.
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(geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
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A large size of writing paper.

Flat cap; foolscap; legal cap.

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See also headgear.
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To cover or seal with a cap.
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To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.
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To lie over or on top of something.
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To set an upper limit on something.

Cap wages.

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To make something even more wonderful at the end.

That really capped my day.

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(cricket) To select a player to play for a specified side.
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(slang) To shoot someone.

If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.

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(sports) To select to play for the national team.

Peter Shilton is the most capped English footballer.

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To deprive of a cap.

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(finance) Capitalization.
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(informal) An uppercase letter.
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(informal) To convert text to uppercase.
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Origin of cap

Middle English cappe from Old English cæppe from Late Latin cappa