1. [ noun ] (clothing) a tight-fitting headdress
Related terms: headdress mobcap skullcap bathing_cap beret Balmoral cloth_cap cockscomb coonskin_cap calpac biggin fez baseball_cap garrison_cap Glengarry kepi liberty_cap biretta mortarboard nightcap pinner sailor_cap shower_cap ski_cap balaclava tam kalansuwa watch_cap wishing_cap earflap
2. [ verb ] lie at the top of
Synonyms: crest

"Snow capped the mountains"

Related terms: lie lie crown
3. [ noun ] a top (as for a bottle)
Related terms: top radiator_cap bottlecap
4. [ noun ] (arms) a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
Synonyms: detonating_device detonator
Related terms: explosive_device blasting_cap percussion_cap explode
5. [ noun ] something serving as a cover or protection
Related terms: protective_covering ferrule lens_cap hubcap thimble distributor_cap
6. [ noun ] (botany) a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
Synonyms: pileus
Related terms: plant_part fungus
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24847
8. [ verb ] restrict the number or amount of

"We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"

Related terms: limit
9. [ noun ] (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth
Synonyms: crownwork
Related terms: dental_appliance
10. [ noun ] (economics,politics) an upper limit on what is allowed
Synonyms: ceiling

: "they established a cap for prices"

Related terms: control glass_ceiling
11. [ noun ] (architecture) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
Synonyms: chapiter capital
Related terms: top column
Similar spelling:   Capp