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3 letters words from 'cap'

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2 letters words from 'cap'

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Definitions and meaning of cap

cap

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kæp/, [kʰæp]
  • Hyphenation: cap
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1

From Middle English cappe, from Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa. Doublet of cape, chape, and cope.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. A close-fitting hat, either brimless or peaked.
    Hyponyms: see Thesaurus:headwear
  2. A special hat to indicate rank, occupation, etc.
  3. An academic mortarboard.
  4. A protective cover or seal.
  5. A crown for covering a tooth.
  6. The summit of a mountain, etc.
  7. An artificial upper limit or ceiling.
    Antonym: floor
  8. The top part of a mushroom.
  9. (toy) A small amount of percussive explosive in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun.
  10. A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives.
  11. (slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.
    • 2001, Charles Jade, Jade goes to Metreon
      Did he think they were going to put a cap in his ass right in the middle of Metreon?
  12. (slang) A lie; a liar. Common in the phrase no cap, meaning truthful.
  13. (sports) A place on a national team; an international appearance.
  14. (obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  15. (obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.
  16. (zoology) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  17. (architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.
  18. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  19. (nautical) A collar of iron or wood used in joining spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the end of a rope.
  20. (geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  21. A large size of writing paper.
  22. (African-American Vernacular) A lie or exaggeration.
Derived terms
  • (head covering): baseball cap, bathing cap, cloth cap, cunt cap, dunsel cap, swim cap, swimming cap, thinking cap
  • (protective cover or seal): crown cap, filler cap
  • (artificial upper limit): interest rate cap
  • (small amount of explosive used as detonator): percussion cap, pop a cap in someone's ass
  • (something covering the top or end of a thing): ice cap, kneecap
  • (head): fuddlecap, madcap
  • (toy): cap gun, cap pistol
Translations
See also
  • lid
  • set one's cap at

Verb

cap (third-person singular simple present caps, present participle capping, simple past and past participle capped)

  1. (transitive) To cover or seal with a cap.
  2. (transitive) To award a cap as a mark of distinction.
  3. (transitive) To lie over or on top of something.
  4. (transitive) To surpass or outdo.
  5. (transitive) To set an upper limit on something.
  6. (transitive) To make something even more wonderful at the end.
  7. (transitive, cricket) To select a player to play for a specified side.
  8. (transitive, slang) To shoot (someone) with a firearm.
  9. (intransitive, slang) To lie.
  10. (transitive, sports) To select to play for the national team.
  11. (transitive, obsolete) To salute by uncovering the head respectfully.
  12. To deprive of a cap.
  13. (African-American Vernacular) To tell a lie.
Derived terms
  • uncap
Translations

Etymology 2

From capitalization, by shortening.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (finance) Capitalization.
Derived terms
  • market cap

Etymology 3

From capital, by shortening.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (informal) An uppercase or capital letter.
Translations

Verb

cap (third-person singular simple present caps, present participle capping, simple past and past participle capped)

  1. (transitive, informal) To convert text to uppercase.

Etymology 4

From capacitor, by shortening.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (electronics) capacitor
    Parasitic caps.

Etymology 5

Shortening of capture.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (colloquial) A recording or screenshot.
    Anyone have a cap of the games last night?

Verb

cap (third-person singular simple present caps, present participle capping, simple past and past participle capped)

  1. (transitive) To take a screenshot or to record a copy of a video.

Etymology 6

Clipping of capsule

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (slang) A capsule of a drug.
    • 2012, Alex Wyndham Baker, Cursive
      Glass bottles of liquid LSD; moist blocks of Manali charras and Malana cream; sachets of smack; a hundred caps of MDMA and a phial of Australian DMT; ampoules of medical morphine and a dense pad of four thousand Californian blotters.
Derived terms
  • cap up

Etymology 7

Scots [Term?], probably from Old English copp (a cup).

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (obsolete) A wooden drinking-bowl with two handles.

Anagrams

  • ACP, APC, CPA, PAC, PCA, Pac, Pac.

Aromanian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin capus, from Latin caput. Plural form capiti from Latin capita. Compare Romanian cap.

Noun

cap n (plural capiti/capite)

  1. head

Derived terms

  • cãpic
  • cãpos

Related terms

See also

  • capã

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈkap/
  • Rhymes: -ap

Etymology 1

From Old Occitan cap, from Vulgar Latin capus (head, chief), from Latin caput (head, etc.), from Proto-Italic *kaput, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kauput-, *kaput-. Compare also French personne (which can mean either "person" or "nobody").

Noun

cap m (plural caps)

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. boss, chief, leader
  3. cape (piece of land)
  4. (heraldry) chief
  5. end
Derived terms

Determiner

cap (indeclinable)

  1. no, not any (usually with no or other negative particle)
  2. any (in questions and suppositions)

Pronoun

cap

  1. none, not one (usually with no or other negative particle), example no n'hi ha cap de maduixa ("there is not any strawberry flavoured one")
  2. anyone, (in questions and suppositions), example que en falta cap? ("is there anyone missing?")

Preposition

cap

  1. towards, to
Derived terms
  • cap a
  • capdamunt
  • capdavall
  • capdavant

Related terms

  • acabar

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

cap

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of cabre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of cabre

Further reading

  • “cap” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “cap” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “cap” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “cap” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Occitan cap, from Latin caput. Doublet of chef.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kap/

Noun

cap m (plural caps)

  1. (geography) cape
  2. (archaic) head
  3. (nautical) heading
  4. (figuratively) goal, direction, course
    Synonym: cible
  5. (Quebec, geography) cap (summit of a mountain)

Derived terms

  • de pied en cap

Further reading

  • “cap” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • PAC

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡ʃap]
  • Hyphenation: cap

Etymology 1

Ultimately from Indo-Aryan. Compare Hindi छाप (chāp), Gujarati છાપ (chāp), Bengali ছাপ (chap), all meaning stamp, seal.

Noun

cap (plural, first-person possessive capku, second-person possessive capmu, third-person possessive capnya)

  1. seal, stamp.
    Synonyms: stempel, tera
  2. record.
    Synonym: rekaman
  3. printing.
    Synonyms: cetak, cetakan
  4. trademark.
    Synonyms: merk dagang, etiket
  5. (figuratively) characteristic.
    Synonyms: ciri, sifat

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Noun

cap (plural, first-person possessive capku, second-person possessive capmu, third-person possessive capnya)

  1. sound of tongue smacking
    Synonym: kecap

Further reading

  • “cap” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Lashi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃap/, /t͡ɕap/

Classifier

cap

  1. Classifier for fruit.

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[11], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Middle English

Noun

cap

  1. Alternative form of cappe

Middle French

Etymology

Borrowed from Old Occitan cap.

Noun

cap m (plural caps)

  1. head
    • 1369-1400, Jean Froissart, Chroniques
      Armez de pié en cap
      Armed from head to toe

Descendants

  • French: cap
  • English: cape

Occitan

Etymology

From Old Occitan cap, from Vulgar Latin capus, from Latin caput.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kap/

Noun

cap m (plural caps)

  1. head (the part of the body of an animal or human which contains the brain, mouth and main sense organs)
  2. head (leader, chief, mastermind)
  3. cape, headland

Derived terms

  • cap d'estat

Related terms

  • acabar

Polish

Etymology

From Romanian țap, itself possibly from Albanian cjap.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t͡sap/

Noun

cap m anim

  1. billy-goat
  2. buck (male of an antlered animal)

Declension

Derived terms

  • capić

Verb

cap

  1. second-person singular imperative of capić

Further reading

  • cap in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • cap in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin capus, from Latin caput, from Proto-Italic *kaput, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kauput-, *kaput-. Plural form capete from Latin capita.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kap/

Noun

cap n (plural capete)

  1. head
Declension
Derived terms
  • căpetenie
  • căpos
  • căpușă
Related terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French cap.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kap/

Noun

cap n (plural capuri)

  1. cape (headland)
Declension

Slovak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡sap/

Noun

cap m (genitive singular capa, nominative plural capy, genitive plural capov), declension pattern chlap for singular, dub for plural

  1. a male goat

Declension

Derived terms

  • capí

See also

  • koza f

Further reading

  • cap in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to provide with a type of head covering.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)