[ smawl-kap ]

  1. designating a company, or a mutual fund that invests in companies, with a market capitalization of under $1 billion: considered to have more growth potential and higher investment risk.

Words Nearby small-cap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use small-cap in a sentence

  • Nearly every woman wore a small cap or a small round straw hat with a ribbon round it.

    English Costume | Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • It was, after all, but a small cap now, and had but little of the weeping willow left in its construction.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope
  • The Abenakis enclose their heads in a small cap embroidered with beads or ornamented with brocade.

  • He took off a small cap which enclosed his light hair, which then fell in thick curls down the finest neck I ever beheld.

    Voltaire's Romances | Franois-Marie Arouet
  • A small cap, delicately plaited, covers the fore-part of her head, and a rich wide band of pearls and gems surmounts it.

    Barn and the Pyrenees | Louisa Stuart Costello