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Meaning of MADCAP

Pronunciation:  'mad`kap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
  2. [adj]  characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)

MADCAP is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: brainish, daredevil, harum-scarum, hothead, hotheaded, impetuous, impulsive, incautious, lunatic, swashbuckler, tearaway(a)
 See Also: adventurer, tearaway, venturer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mad"cap`\, a.
    1. Inclined to wild sports; delighting in rash, absurd, or
       dangerous amusements. ``The merry madcap lord.'' --Shak.
    2. Wild; reckless. ``Madcap follies'' --Beau. & Fl.
  2. \Mad"cap`\, n.
    A person of wild behavior; an excitable, rash, violent
    person. --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

Math and set problems, for the Maniac II and CDC 6600. "MADCAP - A Scientific Compiler for a Displayed Formula Texbook Language", M.B. Wells, CACM 4(1):31-36 (Jan 1961). Sammet 1969, pp.271-281. Versions: Madcap 5 (1964), Madcap 6. "The Unified Data Structure Capability in Madcap 6", M.B. Wells et al, Intl J Comp Info Sci 1(3) (sep 1972).

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