cap

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English cappe, from Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa.

Noun[edit]

cap (plural caps)

  1. 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.
  2. A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc.
  3. An academic mortarboard
  4. A protective cover or seal
    He took the cap of the bottle and splashed himself with some cologne.
  5. A crown for covering a tooth
    He had golden caps on his teeth.
  6. The summit of a mountain etc.
    There was snow on the cap of the mountain.
  7. An artificial upper limit or ceiling
    We should put a cap on the salaries, to keep them under control.
  8. The top part of a mushroom
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. (slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.
    • 2001: Charles Jade, Jade goes to Metreon
      Did he think they were going to put a cap in his ass right in the middle of Metreon?
  12. (soccer) An international appearance
    Rio Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.
  13. (obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
    • Shakespeare
      Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.
  14. (obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.
    • Fuller
      he that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks
  15. (zoology) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  16. (architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.
    the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate
  17. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  18. (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.
  19. (geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  20. A large size of writing paper.
    flat cap; foolscap; legal cap
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  • (artificial upper limit): floor
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Verb[edit]

cap (third-person singular simple present caps, present participle capping, simple past and past participle capped)

  1. (transitive) To cover or seal with a cap
  2. (transitive) To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.
  3. (transitive) To lie over or on top of something
  4. (transitive) To surpass or outdo
  5. (transitive) To set an upper limit on something
    cap wages.
  6. (transitive) To make something even more wonderful at the end.
    That really capped my day.
  7. (transitive, cricket) To select a player to play for a specified side
  8. (transitive, slang) To shoot someone
    If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.
  9. (transitive, sports) to select to play for the national team.
    Peter Shilton is the most capped English footballer.
  10. (transitive, obsolete) To uncover the head respectfully.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    • Thackeray
      Tom [] capped the proctor with the profoundest of bows.
  11. To deprive of a cap.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From capitalization, by shortening.

Noun[edit]

cap (plural caps)

  1. (finance) Capitalization.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From capital, by shortening.

Noun[edit]

cap (plural caps)

  1. (informal) An uppercase letter.
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Verb[edit]

cap (third-person singular simple present caps, present participle capping, simple past and past participle capped)

  1. (transitive, informal) To convert text to uppercase.

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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caput.

Noun[edit]

cap

  1. head

Catalan[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin caput. Compare also French personne (which can mean either “person” or “nobody”).

Noun[edit]

cap m (plural caps)

  1. head
  2. boss, chief, leader
  3. cape (piece of land)

Determiner[edit]

cap m, f (invariable)

  1. no, not any, (usually with no or other negative particle), example no hi ha cap iogurt de maduixa ("there is not any strawberry flavoured yogurt")
  2. any, (in questions and suppositions), example que hi falta __cap__ peça? ("is there __any__ missing piece?")

Pronoun[edit]

cap

  1. none, not one (usually with no or other negative particle), (usually with no or other negative particle), example no n'hi ha cap de maduixa ("there is not any strawberry flavoured one")
  1. any one, , (in questions and suppositions), example que en falta __cap__? ("is there __any one__ missing?")

Preposition[edit]

cap

  1. towards, to

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Etymology 2[edit]

From caber.

Verb[edit]

cap

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of cabre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of cabre

French[edit]

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cap m (plural caps)

  1. (geography) cape
  2. (archaic) head
  3. (nautical) heading
  4. (Quebec, geography) cap (summit of a mountain)

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cap

  1. seal
  2. stamp

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

cap

  1. rafsi of ckape.

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caput.

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Noun[edit]

cap m (plural caps)

  1. head (of the body)
  2. cape, headland

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin *capum, from caput, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kauput-, *kaput-.

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Noun[edit]

cap n (plural capete)

  1. head
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French cap.

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Noun[edit]

cap n (plural capuri)

  1. cape (headland)
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Slovak[edit]

Noun[edit]

cap m (genitive singular capa, nominative plural capy), declension pattern chlap for singular, dub for plural

  1. a male goat

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  • cap in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk