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Meaning of CAPER

Pronunciation:  'keypur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
  2. [n]  a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  3. [n]  a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
  4. [n]  pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
  5. [n]  any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  6. [v]  jump about playfully

CAPER is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: antic, frolic, gambol, job, joke, play, prank, put-on, romp, trick
 See Also: bay-leaved caper, bound, bush, caper tree, Capparis, Capparis arborea, Capparis cynophallophora, Capparis flexuosa, Capparis mitchellii, Capparis spinosa, Capparis spinosa, common caper, common caper, coquetry, dalliance, dirty trick, diversion, flirt, flirtation, flirting, folly, foolery, genus Capparis, horseplay, indulgence, Jamaica caper tree, jump, leap, native orange, native pomegranate, pickle, practical joke, recreation, robbery, shrub, spring, teasing, tomfoolery, toying, word play



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ca"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Capered} p. pr. & vb. n.
    {capering}.] [From older capreoll to caper, cf. F. se cabrer
    to prance; all ultimately fr. L. caper, capra, goat. See
    To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers;
    to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
          He capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth. --Shak.
  2. \Ca"per\, n.
    A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or
    dancing; a prank.
    {To cut a caper}, to frolic; to make a sportive spring; to
       play a prank. --Shak.
  3. \Ca"per\, n. [D. kaper.]
    A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer. --Wright.
  4. \Ca"per\, n. [F. c[^a]pre, fr. L. capparis, Gr. ?; cf. Ar.
    & Per. al-kabar.]
    1. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and
       Oriental caper ({Capparis spinosa}), much used for
    2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Capparis}; -- called also
       {caper bush}, {caper tree}.
    Note: The {Capparis spinosa} is a low prickly shrub of the
          Mediterranean coasts, with trailing branches and
          brilliant flowers; -- cultivated in the south of Europe
          for its buds. The {C. sodada} is an almost leafless
          spiny shrub of central Africa (Soudan), Arabia, and
          southern India, with edible berries.
    {Bean caper}. See {Bran caper}, in the {Vocabulary}.
    {Caper sauce}, a kind of sauce or catchup made of capers.
Thesaurus Terms
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