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Meaning of CAP

Pronunciation:  kap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a tight-fitting headdress
  2. [n]  a top (as for a bottle)
  3. [n]  something serving as a cover or protection
  4. [n]  the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
  5. [n]  dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth
  6. [n]  a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to fire an explosive charge
  7. [n]  an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap for prices"
  8. [n]  a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
  9. [v]  restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"
  10. [v]  lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains"

CAP is a 3 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: capital, ceiling, chapiter, crest, crownwork, detonating device, detonator, pileus
 See Also: balaclava, balaclava helmet, Balmoral, baseball cap, bathing cap, beret, biggin, biretta, blasting cap, bluebonnet, bottlecap, calpac, calpack, circumscribe, cloth cap, cockscomb, collet, column, confine, control, coonskin, coonskin cap, cover, coxcomb, dental appliance, distributor cap, earflap, earlap, explosive device, ferrule, fez, flat cap, fungus, garrison cap, Glengarry, golf cap, headdress, headgear, hubcap, jockey cap, kalpac, kepi, lens cap, lens cover, liberty cap, lie, limit, mobcap, mortarboard, nightcap, overseas cap, peaked cap, percussion cap, pillar, pinner, plant part, protection, protective cover, protective covering, radiator cap, sailor cap, service cap, shower cap, ski cap, skullcap, stocking cap, swimming cap, tam, tammy, tam-o'-shanter, tarboosh, thimble, toboggan cap, top, watch cap, wishing cap, yachting cap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cap\, n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL,
    cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of
    Seville mentions it first: ``Capa, quia quasi totum capiat
    hominem; it. capitis ornamentum.'' See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st
    1. A covering for the head; esp.
       (a) One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men
           and boys;
       (b) One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants;
       (c) One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office,
           or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
    2. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
             Thou art the cap of all the fools alive. --Shak.
    3. A respectful uncovering of the head.
             He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) The whole top of the head of a bird from the
       base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
    5. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use; as:
       (a) (Arch.) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as,
           the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping,
           cornice, lintel, or plate.
       (b) Something covering the top or end of a thing for
           protection or ornament.
       (c) (Naut.) 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.
       (d) A percussion cap. See under {Percussion}.
       (e) (Mech.) The removable cover of a journal box.
       (f) (Geom.) A portion of a spherical or other convex
    6. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap;
       legal cap.
    {Cap of a cannon}, a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep
       the priming dry; -- now called an apron.
    {Cap in hand}, obsequiously; submissively.
    {Cap of liberty}. See {Liberty cap}, under {Liberty}.
    {Cap of maintenance}, a cap of state carried before the kings
       of England at the coronation. It is also carried before
       the mayors of some cities.
    {Cap money}, money collected in a cap for the huntsman at the
       death of the fox.
    {Cap paper}.
       (a) A kind of writing paper including flat cap, foolscap,
           and legal cap.
       (b) A coarse wrapping paper used for making caps to hold
    {Cap rock} (Mining), The layer of rock next overlying ore,
       generally of barren vein material.
    {Flat cap}, cap See {Foolscap}.
    {Forage cap}, the cloth undress head covering of an officer
       of soldier.
    {Legal cap}, a kind of folio writing paper, made for the use
       of lawyers, in long narrow sheets which have the fold at
       the top or ``narrow edge.''
    {To set one's cap}, to make a fool of one. (Obs.) --Chaucer.
    {To set one's cap for}, to try to win the favor of a man with
       a view to marriage. [Colloq.]
  2. \Cap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Capped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. 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.
             The bones next the joint are capped with a smooth
             cartilaginous substance.              --Derham.
    2. To deprive of cap. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    3. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or
       consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
    4. To salute by removing the cap. [Slang. Eng.]
             Tom . . . capped the proctor with the profoundest of
             bows.                                 --Thackeray.
    5. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to;
       as, to cap text; to cap proverbs. --Shak.
             Now I have him under girdle I'll cap verses with him
             to the end of the chapter.            --Dryden.
    Note: In capping verses, when one quotes a verse another must
          cap it by quoting one beginning with the last letter of
          the first letter, or with the first letter of the last
          word, or ending with a rhyming word, or by applying any
          other arbitrary rule may be agreed upon.
  3. \Cap\, v. i.
    To uncover the head respectfully. --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

1. columbia appletalk package.

2. carrierless amplitude/phase modulation.

3. competitive access provider

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a cap in your dream means informality and ease. It also suggests that you need to be more tolerant of others.
Biology Dictionary
  1. This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine, means "let the patient take".
  2. A regulatory protein that triggers the transcription of genes that generate the enzymes bacteria need to use nutrients when glucose is absent.
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