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cap

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[ kap ]
/ kæp /
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noun
verb (used with object), capped, cap·ping.
verb (used without object), capped, cap·ping.
Fox Hunting. to hunt with a hunting club of which one is not a member, on payment of a capping fee.
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Idioms about cap

    cap in hand, humbly; in supplication: He went to his father cap in hand and begged his forgiveness.
    set one's cap for, to pursue as being a potential mate.

Origin of cap

1
First recorded before 1000; Middle English cappe “headdress, hat, cap,” Old English cæppe “hood, cape, cope,” from Late Latin cappa “hooded cloak, cap”; cf. cape1

OTHER WORDS FROM cap

capless, adjective

Other definitions for cap (2 of 7)

cap2
[ kap ]
/ kæp /

noun
Usually caps . uppercase: Please set the underlined in caps.
verb (used with object), capped, cap·ping.
to write or print in capital letters, or make an initial letter a capital; capitalize.

Origin of cap

2
First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening

Other definitions for cap (3 of 7)

cap3
[ kap ]
/ kæp /

noun Slang.
a capsule, especially of a narcotic drug.

Origin of cap

3
First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening of capsule

Other definitions for cap (4 of 7)

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy: a coordinated system established in 1960 by the European Economic Community for stabilizing prices of farm products of its member countries.
computer-aided publishing.
Stock Exchange. convertible adjustable preferred (stock).
Also C.A.P. (for defs. 1, 2, 4) .

Other definitions for cap (5 of 7)

cap.1

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) let the patient take.

Origin of cap.

1
From the Latin word capiat

Other definitions for cap (6 of 7)

cap.2

abbreviation
chapter.

Origin of cap.

2
From Latin capitulum “small head, capital of a column, cross beam” or Latin caput “head, to, summit, person”

Other definitions for cap (7 of 7)

cap.3

abbreviation
capacity.
capital.
capitalize.
capitalized.
capital letter.
foolscap.
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British Dictionary definitions for cap (1 of 3)

cap
/ (kæp) /

noun
verb caps, capping or capped (tr)

Derived forms of cap

capper, noun

Word Origin for cap

Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa hood, perhaps from Latin caput head

British Dictionary definitions for cap (2 of 3)

CAP

abbreviation for
Common Agricultural Policy: (in the EU) the system for supporting farm incomes by maintaining agricultural prices at agreed levels

British Dictionary definitions for cap (3 of 3)

cap.

abbreviation for
capital
capitalize
capitalization
capital letter
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Medical definitions for cap (1 of 2)

cap
[ kăp ]

n.
A protective cover or seal, especially one that closes off an end or a tip and that resembles a close-fitting head covering.

Medical definitions for cap (2 of 2)

CAP

abbr.
catabolite gene activator protein
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cap

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