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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

Because cap and trade is enforced through the selling and trading of permits, it actually perpetuates the pollution it is supposed to eliminate.
James Hansen

Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune.
James Weldon Johnson

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

I spent my childhood eating. The only exercise I got was trying to twist off the cap of a jar of mayonnaise.
Richard Simmons

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