Associations to the word «Cap»


CAP, noun. A close-fitting head covering either without a brim or with a peak.
CAP, noun. A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc.
CAP, noun. An academic mortarboard
CAP, noun. A protective cover or seal
CAP, noun. A crown for covering a tooth
CAP, noun. The summit of a mountain etc.
CAP, noun. An artificial upper limit or ceiling
CAP, noun. The top part of a mushroom
CAP, noun. A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun
CAP, noun. A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives
CAP, noun. (slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.
CAP, noun. (soccer) An international appearance
CAP, noun. (obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
CAP, noun. (obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.
CAP, noun. (zoology) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
CAP, noun. (architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.
CAP, noun. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
CAP, noun. (nautical) 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.
CAP, noun. (geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
CAP, noun. A large size of writing paper.
CAP, verb. (transitive) To cover or seal with a cap
CAP, verb. (transitive) To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.
CAP, verb. (transitive) To lie over or on top of something
CAP, verb. (transitive) To surpass or outdo
CAP, verb. (transitive) To set an upper limit on something
CAP, verb. (transitive) To make something even more wonderful at the end.
CAP, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To select a player to play for a specified side
CAP, verb. (transitive) (slang) To shoot (someone) with a firearm.
CAP, verb. (transitive) (sports) to select to play for the national team.
CAP, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To uncover the head respectfully.
CAP, verb. To deprive of a cap.
CAP, noun. (finance) Capitalization.
CAP, noun. (informal) An uppercase letter.
CAP, verb. (transitive) (informal) To convert text to uppercase.
CAP, noun. (electronics) capacitor
CAP AND BALL, adjective. Of an early loading system for handguns where the percussion cap, powder, and bullet were separate components loaded individually into the gun. Typically used in early to mid 1800s.
CAP AND TRADE, noun. A market-based approach to control pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in emissions, participating companies being assigned an emissions quota that can be traded with others if not used.
CAP BON, proper noun. A peninsula in northeastern Tunisia.
CAP CLOUD, noun. (meteorology) an accessory cloud in the form of a cap which occurs above, or attached to, cumulus, cumulonimbus, and sometimes stratocumulus clouds. Also occurring as a standing cloud above a geographical feature such as a mountain.
CAP CLOUDS, noun. Plural of cap cloud
CAP FLASHING, noun. (roofing) usually composed of metal, used to cover or shield the upper edges of the membrane base flashing; wall flashing can also be used to cover the top of various building components, such as parapets or columns.
CAP GUN, noun. A toy gun that uses small charges of shock-sensitive explosive compounds to simulate the sound and puff of smoke of a gunshot.
CAP GUNS, noun. Plural of cap gun
CAP IN HAND, adverb. (idiom) In a humble and respectful manner
CAP IT ALL OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To finish or complete something.
CAP IT ALL OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To surpass or outdo something
CAP MONEY, noun. Money traditionally collected in a cap for the huntsman at the death of the fox.
CAP NUT, noun. A closed nut having a dome-like cap over the back, protruding part of the engaged screw or bolt.
CAP OFF, verb. (transitive) To finish.
CAP OFF, verb. (mathematics) (transitive) To glue a relatively uncomplicated compact manifold to a manifold of the same dimension along (a component of the latter's boundary).
CAP OVER THE WINDMILL, adverb. (idiomatic) in a crazed manner
CAP PRODUCT, noun. (topology) A method of adjoining a chain of degree p with a cochain of degree q, such that q ≤ p, to form a composite chain of degree p − q.
CAP PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of cap product
CAP REFILL, abbreviation. Short for capillary refill.
CAP SCREW, noun. A screw that is threaded along the entire length of the shaft and has a cap which is intended to rest against the side of the outermost material being screwed together when the screw has been screwed in to its maximum extent.
CAP SCREWS, noun. Plural of cap screw
CAP SHEET, noun. A sheet, often granule-surfaced, used as the top ply of some roof membranes and/or flashings.
CAP SLEEVE, noun. A very short sleeve that barely extends past the shoulder.

Dictionary definition

CAP, noun. A tight-fitting headdress.
CAP, noun. A top (as for a bottle).
CAP, noun. A mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive.
CAP, noun. Something serving as a cover or protection.
CAP, noun. A fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom.
CAP, noun. A protective covering that is part of a plant.
CAP, noun. An upper limit on what is allowed; "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on salaries"; "they established a cap for prices".
CAP, noun. (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth; "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown".
CAP, noun. The upper part of a column that supports the entablature.
CAP, verb. Lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains".
CAP, verb. Restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway