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Cap meaning

cap - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
  2. 2. One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys
  3. 3. One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants
  4. 4. One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
  5. 5. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  6. 6. A respectful uncovering of the head.
  7. 7. The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  8. 8. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use
  9. 9. The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate.
  10. 10. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  11. 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. 12. A percussion cap. See under Percussion.
  13. 13. The removable cover of a journal box.
  14. 14. A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  15. 15. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap.
  16. 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. 17. To deprive of cap.
  18. 18. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
  19. 19. To salute by removing the cap.
  20. 20. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs.
  21. 21. To uncover the head respectfully.
  22. 22. A covering for the head.
  23. 23. To put a cap upon.

cap - examples of usage

  1. The officer took off his cap. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. The lieutenant had taken off his cap. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. Plummer stood up, and reached for his cap. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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