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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

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

I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary.
Victor Hugo

I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20 percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise your taxes and spend more and more and turn us into an economy which is no longer driven by the private sector.
Mitt Romney

I cap myself when I shop; I don't like to spend extravagant amounts on clothes. But, I do get lent clothes for events, it's scary to wear something so expensive, but I feel really pampered.
Taylor Swift

It really is disgusting when a guy in a ball cap with a high school education is the one asking the tough questions.
Michael Moore
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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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