- an island in W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: grottoes; resort. 5½ sq. mi. (14 sq. km).
- a combining form meaning “goat,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous).
Origin of capri-
Examples from the Web for capri
I remember this pair of Capri pants, the backs were checkerboard and the fronts were black.Kate Bosworth Is Back and Crazy in Love
November 5, 2013
Dressed in pink Capri pants, he actually says, “Go ahead, make me gay.”Lindsay Lohan's Latest Film Flop: What Is ‘InAPPropriate Comedy’?
March 25, 2013
A trio played a series of golden oldies—“Moon River,” “The Isle of Capri,” and “Over the Rainbow.”Richard Nixon’s 100th Birthday Draws Kissinger & Others to Schmaltzy Bash
January 10, 2013
Also in June, Aniston and Theroux were spotted vacationing in Paris, and then aboard a yacht in Capri, Italy.Meet Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston’s Once-Mysterious Husband-to-Be
August 15, 2012
If you have worked in the sex industry, it's painful to watch Capri Anderson being publicly insulted.Don't Call Me a Prostitute
November 23, 2010
Already, while in Capri, she had begun to watch her child in a new way.
Since they had returned from Capri the season and Vere had surely changed.
Vesuvius was almost blotted out, Capri an ethereal silhouette.
On the following morning Hermione and Vere went for an excursion to Capri.
Far off, Capri rose out of the light mist produced by the heat.
- an island off W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: resort since Roman times. Pop: 12 200 (2002 est). Area: about 13 sq km (5 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for capri
island in the Bay of Naples, of unknown origin: Latin capra "she-goat," Greek kapros "boar," Etruscan capra "burial place" all have been suggested. As a type of wine, 1877; as a type of pants, 1956 (see Capri pants).