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Meaning & Definition of Cap in English

English

Cap

/kæp/

noun

1. A tight-fitting headdress

    synonym:
  • cap

2. A top (as for a bottle)

    synonym:
  • cap

3. A mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive

  • Can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
    synonym:
  • detonator
  • ,
  • detonating device
  • ,
  • cap

4. Something serving as a cover or protection

    synonym:
  • cap

5. A fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom

    synonym:
  • cap
  • ,
  • pileus

6. A protective covering that is part of a plant

    synonym:
  • hood
  • ,
  • cap

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • ceiling
  • ,
  • roof
  • ,
  • cap

8. (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth

  • "Tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
    synonym:
  • crown
  • ,
  • crownwork
  • ,
  • jacket
  • ,
  • jacket crown
  • ,
  • cap

9. The upper part of a column that supports the entablature

    synonym:
  • capital
  • ,
  • chapiter
  • ,
  • cap

verb

1. Lie at the top of

  • "Snow capped the mountains"
    synonym:
  • cap
  • ,
  • crest

2. Restrict the number or amount of

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

Examples of using

When he returned, he brought a baseball cap and gave it as a present to his friend.
Don't forget to put the cap back on the soda bottle so it doesn't go flat.
I have lost my cap.