cap

cap
cap NOUN 1) a soft, flat hat without a brim and usually with a peak. 2) a soft, close-fitting head covering worn for a particular purpose. 3) a protective lid or cover for a bottle, pen, etc. 4) Dentistry an artificial protective covering for a tooth. 5) an upper limit imposed on spending or borrowing. 6) chiefly Brit. a cap awarded to members of a sports team. 7) (also Dutch cap) Brit. informal a contraceptive diaphragm. 8) the broad upper part of a mushroom or toadstool. 9) short for PERCUSSION CAP(Cf. ↑percussion cap).
VERB (capped, capping) 1) put or form a cap, lid, or cover on. 2) provide a fitting climax or conclusion to. 3) place a limit on (prices, expenditure, etc.). 4) (be capped) chiefly Brit. be chosen as a member of a sports team. 6) Scottish & NZ confer a university degree on.
cap in hand — Cf. ↑cap in hand
set one's cap at — Cf. ↑set one's cap at
to cap it all — Cf. ↑to cap it all
DERIVATIVES capful noun capper noun.
ORIGIN Latin cappa, perhaps from caput 'head' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • cap — [ kap ] n. m. • XIIIe; mot provenç. « tête », lat. caput I ♦ Vx Tête. ⇒ chef. Mod. Loc. De pied en cap [ dəpjetɑ̃kap ] :des pieds à la tête. ⇒ 1. complètement. Armés de pied en cap. II ♦ 1 ♦ (1387) Pointe de terre qui s avance d …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cap — (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st {Cope}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CAP-10 — Vue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cap 10 — Vue de l avion Type Avion de voltige Motorisation Moteur Lyc …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cap — Cap, m. N est pas naif Francois, Car le Francois dit chef, ce que le Gascon dit Cap, Et l Espagnol Cabo, et l Italien Capo, tous quatre issans du Latin Caput. Et combien qu envers le Gascon ce mot signifie aussi teste, ce neantmoins le Francois n …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Cap — als Abkürzung steht für: Calender Access Protocol, Übermittlungsprotokoll für Kalenderdaten zwischen beliebigen Groupwareservern. CAMEL Application Part: Transportprotokoll aus der Familie des Signalling System 7 für CAMEL Anwendungen in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CAP — als Abkürzung steht für: CAP (Automobilhersteller), ehemaliger belgischer Automobilhersteller CAP (Markt), eine Supermarktkette betrieben von behinderten/benachteiligten Menschen CAP Customer Advantage Program GmbH, verantwortlich für HappyDigits …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cap 24 — logo de Cap 24 Création 20 mars 2008 Disparition Octobre 2010 Slogan « La chaîne capitale » Langue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”