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Definition of Cap

Cap

  1. A covering for the head
  2. One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys
  3. One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants
  4. One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
  5. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  6. A respectful uncovering of the head.
  7. The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  8. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use
  9. The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate.
  10. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  11. 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.
  12. A percussion cap. See under Percussion.
  13. The removable cover of a journal box.
  14. A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  15. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap.
  16. To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun.
  17. To deprive of cap.
  18. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
  19. To salute by removing the cap.
  20. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs.
  21. To uncover the head respectfully.

Cap Quotations

You can have fun, but you also have to put on your thinking cap every day.
Tommy Shaw

The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our very eyes. It's been the size of the continental United States for the last 3 million years and now 40 percent is gone and the rest of it is going.
Al Gore

Be sure to take the lens cap off before photographing.
Elliott Erwitt

America has tossed its cap over the wall of space.
John F. Kennedy

Ever since the collapse of cap and trade legislation and the realization that President Obama is unlikely to ever utter the words 'climate change' in public again, much less use the bully pulpit to prepare the nation for the catastrophic risks of inaction, the movement has been in a funk.
Jeff Goodell
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Cap Translations

cap in Afrikaans is pet
cap in Danish is hue, kasket
cap in Dutch is pet
cap in Italian is cappa, berretto, coprire, tappo
cap in Spanish is tapar, tapador, tapadero, gorro, gorra
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