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cap1

cap1

 
pronunciation:
kaep
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
cap in hand, set one's cap for
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a soft, close-fitting head cover, often with a peak or visor but without a brim.
 
synonyms:
hat
similar words:
beanie, beret, headgear, headpiece, montero, nightcap, skullcap, stocking cap, tam, tuque
definition 2: a headdress indicating rank, occupation, or membership, such as a sailor's cap or a graduating student's mortarboard.
synonyms:
hat
similar words:
biretta, crown, headdress, mortarboard, shako
definition 3: a cover resembling a cap in shape, use, or placement, such as the cap on a bottle or tube.
synonyms:
seal, top
similar words:
bung, cork, cover, ferrule, lid, plug, stopper, stopple
definition 4: an upper limit.
They hope to set a cap on property taxes.
synonyms:
limit, maximum
similar words:
boundary, lid, restraint
definition 5: a tiny explosive charge, usu. contained in paper, for use in a toy pistol.
similar words:
charge, firecracker, fireworks
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phrase: cap in hand
phrase: set one's cap for
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: capped, capping, caps
definition 1: to cover with, or as with, a cap.
Please cap the bottle when you're finished.
synonyms:
cover, top
similar words:
crest
definition 2: to finish or complete.
After the play, we capped the evening with a fine dinner.
synonyms:
complete, conclude, crown, culminate, end, finish, round
similar words:
climax, complement, consummate
definition 3: to outdo or surpass; better.
His insult capped mine.
synonyms:
better, exceed, excel, outdo, outstrip, surpass, top, transcend, trump
similar words:
crown, eclipse, outshine, overshadow, pass, surmount
definition 4: to serve as a cover or top on.
A large angel figure capped the Christmas tree.
synonyms:
crown, pinnacle, top
similar words:
cover, crest, tip
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derivations: capless (adj.), capper (n.)
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