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capacitor a device for collecting and storing an electric charge, usu. consisting of two conductors with equal, opposite charges, separated by an insulator; condenser.
capacity the ability to receive, absorb, or contain. [6 definitions]
cap and bells a cap with bells on it, once worn by court jesters; fool's cap.
cap and gown a mortarboard and robe worn at certain academic ceremonies such as graduation.
cap-a-pie from head to foot; completely.
caparison decorative trappings to cover a horse's saddle or harness. [4 definitions]
cape1 a sleeveless, loose-fitting garment that fastens at the neck and hangs loosely from the shoulders.
cape2 a point of land jutting into a large body of water.
Cape buffalo a large, fierce, black buffalo native to southern Africa whose horns form a helmetlike structure.
Cape Cod a peninsula on the southern coast of Massachusetts. [2 definitions]
Cape Horn a cape on an island that belongs to Chile, at the extreme southern end of South America.
Capella a yellow triple star in the constellation Auriga, having a magnitude of 0.1.
Cape Maleia the southeastern promontory of the Peloponnesus, where, in Greek mythology, Odysseus was thrown off course.
Cape of Good Hope a cape on the Atlantic at the southern tip of Africa.
caper1 to leap, hop, or skip about in a playful manner; frolic; gambol. [4 definitions]
caper2 a low, spiny shrub of the Mediterranean region. [2 definitions]
capercaillie a large grouse with a fanlike tail, native to the forests of northern Europe.
Cape Town the legislative capital of South Africa. (Cf. Bloemfontein, Pretoria.)
Cape Verde an African country comprising Atlantic islands west of the Senegal coast.
capful the amount that the cap of a bottle will hold.
capias a legal document directing an officer to arrest a specific person.