cap

cap
cap1 [ kæp ] noun count **
▸ 1 soft hat
▸ 2 lid/covering
▸ 3 top part
▸ 4 limit on money
▸ 5 artificial tooth cover
▸ 6 explosive in toy gun
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) a soft hat with a stiff part called a bill or visor that comes out over your eyes:
a baseball cap
a ) a soft hat that people wear as part of a uniform:
a nurse's/chauffeur's/sailor's cap
b ) a soft hat that you wear to protect or cover your hair:
a swimming/bathing/shower cap
2. ) a lid or part that fits over the top of something:
Meg screwed the cap back on the bottle.
3. ) LITERARY the top part of a mountain:
the hills with their snowy caps
a ) the top part of a wave
b ) the round top part of a MUSHROOM
4. ) a limit on the amount of money that you can spend or charge:
Airlines began to impose a $50 cap on commissions for domestic flights.
5. ) a hard cover attached to a tooth to protect it or replace part of it
6. ) a small amount of EXPLOSIVE that is used to make a loud noise in a toy gun called a cap pistol
go cap in hand to someone
to ask someone to give you money in a way that makes you feel ashamed
put on your thinking cap INFORMAL
to try to think of a new idea or a new solution to a problem
set your cap for/at someone OLD-FASHIONED
to try to make someone fall in love with you
cap
cap 2 [ kæp ] verb transitive *
1. ) to say or do something that is better, funnier, cleverer, etc. than something good, funny, clever, etc. that someone has just said or done
a ) MAINLY JOURNALISM to be a very good or very important event that happens at the end of a series of events:
His victory in the world championship capped a brilliant week's skiing.
The festivities were capped by a presentation to all the committee members.
2. ) to put a cover or lid on something:
It's a good idea to cap the chimney to prevent dirt from getting in.
3. ) to set a limit on the amount of money that someone can spend or charge:
The interest rate has been capped at 7.5 percent.
4. ) to attach a hard cover to a tooth to protect it or replace part of it:
She smiled, revealing a row of perfectly capped teeth.
be capped with/by LITERARY
to have something on top:
The mountains were capped with snow.
to cap it all MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL
used when you are saying that a bad or disappointing thing happens after several other bad or disappointing things have already happened

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • cap — cap …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • cap — cap·no·di·a·ce·ae; cap·no·di·um; cap·pa; cap·pagh; cap·pa·ri·da·ce·ae; cap·pa·ris; cap·pe·len·ite; cap·pel·let·ti; cap·pie; cap·po; cap·py; cap·ra; cap·ral·de·hyde; cap·rate; cap·ric; cap·ri·cor·nis; cap·ri·dae; cap·ri·fi·cate; cap·ri·fi·ca·tion; …   English syllables

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  • cap — cap1 [kap] n. [ME cappe < OE cæppe & ML cappa < LL cappa, a cape, hooded cloak] 1. any closefitting head covering, brimless or with only a front visor, and made of wool, cotton, etc., as a baseball cap or overseas cap, or of muslin or lace …   English World dictionary

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