cap


cap
cap
cap1 [kap]
n.
[ME cappe < OE cæppe & ML cappa < LL cappa, a cape, hooded cloak]
1. 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
2.
a) a special covering for the head, worn as a mark of occupation, rank, academic degree, etc. [a cardinal's cap, fool's cap]
b) MORTARBOARD (sense 2)
3. 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
4. PERCUSSION CAP
5. a little paper percussion cap for toy guns (cap guns)
6. an upper limit set on a budget, cost, etc.; ceiling
vt.
capped, capping
1. to put a cap on
2. to present ceremonially with a special cap, as at a graduation [to cap a nurse]
3. to cover the top or end of; form a cap [snow capped the hills]
4.
a) to do as well as or better than; equal or excel
b) to follow with another that is equivalent or better than; match [to cap a quotation]
5. to bring to a high point, as of interest or excitement; climax
6. to set a cap, or upper limit, for
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cap in hand
in a humble or servile manner
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☆ cap the climax
to be or do more than could be expected or believed
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set one's cap for
to try to win as a husband or lover
cap2
abbrev.
1. capacity
2. capital
3.
a) capitalization
b) capitalize
c) capitalized
4. [L capsula] Pharmacy a capsulea capsule
5. [L capitulum] chapter
6. [L capiat] Pharmacy take

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