Complete Definition of "cap"

see|CAP
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/kæp/
audio|en-us-cap.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æp
wikipedia

Noun
en-noun

  1. A close-fitting head covering either without a brim or with a peak
  2. A special head covering 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. (informal) An uppercase letter, abbreviated from "capital"
  9. The top part of a mushroom
  10. A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun

#: Billy spent all morning firing caps with his friends, re-enacting storming the beach at Normandy.

  1. A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives

#: He wired the cap to the bundle of dynamite, then detonated it remotely.

  1. soccer An international appearance

#:Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.

  1. Cricket The cap worn by players as protection from the sun; the cap awarded to a player when first selected to play for a side
  2. context|slang a bullet used to shoot someone; generally used in the phrase 'put a cap in (someone's) ass'

#* 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?

Translations
trans-top|head covering
Czech: Äepice f
Italian: cuffia f
Kurdish: KUchar|Ú©ÙâڵاÙ
Portuguese: 1. boné m; 2. quepe m
trans-mid
Spanish: gorro m (without peak), gorra f (with peak), cofia f (nurse, waitress)
Swedish: keps
trans-bottom

trans-top|tou gun
Spanish: fulminante m
trans-mid
trans-bottom

See also
set one's cap at

Verb
cap transitive

  1. (informal) To convert text to uppercase
  2. To cover or seal with a cap
  3. To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.
  4. To lie over or on top of something
  5. To surpass or outdo
  6. To set an upper limit on something
  7. Cricket To select a player to play for a specified side
  8. An abbreviation for capture
  9. context|slang To shoot someone

#: If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.


Catalan

Etymology
L.|ca caput

Noun
ca-noun-m

  1. head

Category:ca:Anatomy


Indonesian

Noun
cap

  1. seal
  2. stamp

Category:Indonesian nouns


Romanian

Etymology
L.|ro caput

Pronunciation
IPA|/kap/|lang=ro

Noun
ro-noun|gendn|plcapete

  1. head

Declension
ro-noun-n|plcapete|defcapul

Category:ro:Anatomy


Slovak

Noun
infl|sk|noun|gender=m|plural|capy|genitive|capa<sup>declension pattern chlap for singular, dub for plural</sup>

  1. a male goat

Category:sk:Mammals

Derived terms
capí

See also
koza#Slovak|koza

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