Cap definition, cap meaning



  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.
  11. 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.
  12. (soccer) An international appearance
    Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.
  13. (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
  14. (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?

3 letters in word "cap": A C P.

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