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Definition cap

Etymology 1

From Middle English cappe, from Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. A close-fitting hat, either brimless or peaked.
  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.
  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.
  12. (soccer) An international appearance
  13. (obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  14. (obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.
  15. (zoology) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  16. (architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.
  17. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  18. (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.
  19. (geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  20. A large size of writing paper.
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 etc.
  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. (transitive, sports) to select to play for the national team.
  10. (transitive, obsolete) To uncover the head respectfully.
  11. To deprive of a cap.

Etymology 2

From capitalization, by shortening.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (finance) Capitalization.

Etymology 3

From capital, by shortening.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (informal) An uppercase letter.
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

Etymology 5

Shortening of capture.

Noun

cap (plural caps)

  1. (colloquial) A recording or screenshot.
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

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

Noun

cap (plural caps)

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

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