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cap

  

      n  
1    a covering for the head, esp. a small close-fitting one made of cloth or knitted  
2    such a covering serving to identify the wearer's rank, occupation, etc.  
a nurse's cap     
3    something that protects or covers, esp. a small lid or cover  
lens cap     
4    an uppermost surface or part  
the cap of a wave     
5   
a       See       percussion cap  
b    a small amount of explosive enclosed in paper and used in a toy gun  
6      (Sport)     (chiefly Brit)  
a    an emblematic hat or beret given to someone chosen for a representative team  
he has won three England caps     
b    a player chosen for such a team  
7    the upper part of a pedestal in a classical order  
8    the roof of a windmill, sometimes in the form of a dome  
9      (Botany)   the pileus of a mushroom or toadstool  
10      (Hunting)  
a    money contributed to the funds of a hunt by a follower who is neither a subscriber nor a farmer, in return for a day's hunting  
b    a collection taken at a meet of hounds, esp. for a charity  
11      (Anatomy)  
a    the natural enamel covering a tooth  
b    an artificial protective covering for a tooth  
12       See       Dutch cap       2  
13    an upper financial limit  
14    a mortarboard when worn with a gown at an academic ceremony (esp. in the phrase cap and gown)  
15      (Meteorol)  
a    the cloud covering the peak of a mountain  
b    the transient top of detached clouds above an increasing cumulus  
16    to set one's cap for or at   (of a woman) to be determined to win as a husband or lover  
17    cap in hand   humbly, as when asking a favour  
18    if the cap fits     (Brit)   the allusion or criticism seems to be appropriate to a particular person  
      vb   , caps, capping, capped   tr  
19    to cover, as with a cap  
snow capped the mountain tops     
20    Informal   to outdo; excel  
your story caps them all, to cap an anecdote     
21    cap it all   to provide the finishing touch  
we had sun, surf, cheap wine, and to cap it all a free car     
22      (Sport)     (Brit)   to select (a player) for a representative team  
he was capped 30 times by Scotland     
23    to seal off (an oil or gas well)  
24    to impose an upper limit on the level of increase of (a tax, such as the council tax)  
rate-capping     
25      (Hunting)   to ask (hunt followers) for a cap  
26      (Chiefly Scot. and N.Z.)   to award a degree to  
     (Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa hood, perhaps from Latin caput head)  
  capper      n  


baseball cap  
      n   a close-fitting thin cap with a deep peak  
bathing cap  
      n   a tight rubber cap worn by a swimmer to keep the hair dry  
bishop's-cap  
      n      another name for       mitrewort  
CAP  
      abbrev. for   Common Agricultural Policy: (in the EU) the system for supporting farm incomes by maintaining agricultural prices at agreed levels  
cap.  
      abbrev. for  
1    capacity  
2    capital  
3    capitalize  
4    capital letter  
5    caput  
     (Latin: chapter)  
cap and bells  
      n   the traditional garb of a court jester, including a cap with bells attached to it  
cap-a-pie  
      adv   (dressed, armed, etc.) from head to foot  
     (C16: from Old French)  
Cap-Haitien     (French)  
      n   a port in N Haiti: capital during the French colonial period. Pop.: 100638 (1995 est.),   (Also called)    le Cap  
cap of maintenance  
      n   a ceremonial cap or hat worn or carried as a symbol of office, rank, etc.  
cap rock  
      n  
1    a layer of rock that overlies a salt dome and consists of limestone, gypsum, etc.  
2    a layer of relatively impervious rock overlying an oil- or gas-bearing rock  
cap screw  
      n   a screwed bolt with a cylindrical head having a hexagonal recess. The bolt is turned using a wrench of hexagonal cross section  
charge-cap  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the community charge it may levy  
  charge-capping      n  
cloth cap  
      n     (Brit)  
1      (Also called)    flat cap   a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak  
2    Informal  
a    a symbol of working-class ethos or origin  
b    (as modifier)  
cloth-cap attitudes     
cradle cap  
      n   a form of seborrhoea of the scalp common in young babies,   (Technical name)    crusta lactea  
crown cap  
      n     (Brit)   an airtight metal seal crimped on the top of most bottled beers, ciders, mineral waters, etc.  
death cap   , angel  
      n   a poisonous woodland saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus, Amanita phalloides, differing from the edible mushroom (Agaricus) only in its white gills (pinkish-brown in Agaricus) and the presence of a volva  
   See also       amanita  
dunce cap   , dunce's cap  
      n   a conical paper hat, formerly placed on the head of a dull child at school  
Dutch cap  
      n  
1    a woman's lace cap with triangular flaps, characteristic of Dutch national dress  
2    a contraceptive device for women  
   See       diaphragm       2  
filler cap  
      n   a device sealing the filling pipe to the petrol tank in a motor vehicle  
flat cap  
      n  
1       another name for       cloth cap       1  
2    an Elizabethan man's hat with a narrow down-turned brim  
fool's cap  
      n  
1    a hood or cap with bells or tassels, worn by court jesters  
2    a dunce's cap  
forage cap  
      n   a soldier's undress cap  
funnel cap  
      n   any of various basidiomycetous fungi of the genus Clitocybe, characterized by the funnel-shaped caps and, usually, markedly decurrent gills  
Gandhi cap  
      n   a cap made of white hand-woven cloth worn by some men in India  
ink-cap  
      n   any of several saprotrophic agaricaceous fungi of the genus Coprinus, whose caps disintegrate into a black inky fluid after the spores mature. It includes the shaggy ink-cap (Coprinus comatus), also called lawyer's wig, a distinctive fungus having a white cylindrical cap covered with shaggy white or brownish scales  
jockey cap  
      n   a cap with a long peak projecting from the forehead  
Juliet cap  
      n   a close-fitting decorative cap, worn esp. by brides  
     (C20: after the heroine of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1594))  
legal cap  
      n     (U.S.)   ruled writing paper, about 8 by 13½ inches with the fold at the top, for use by lawyers  
liberty cap  
      n  
1    a cap of soft felt worn as a symbol of liberty, esp. during the French Revolution, from the practice in ancient Rome of giving a freed slave such a cap  
2    a poisonous hallucinogenic basidiomycetous fungus, Psilocybe semilanceata, yellowish-brown with a distinctive pointed cap, found in groups in grassland  
milk cap  
      n   any of a large genus (Lactarius) of basidiomycetous fungi that are brittle to touch and exude a milky liquid when crushed. Some are funnel-shaped and some parasol-shaped, and most, except for L. deliciosus, are inedible  
percussion cap  
      n   a detonator consisting of a paper or thin metal cap containing material that explodes when struck and formerly used in certain firearms  
Phrygian cap  
      n   a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution  
rate-cap  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (formerly in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the level of the rate it may levy  
  rate-capping      n  
root cap  
      n   a hollow cone of loosely arranged cells that covers the growing tip of a root and protects it during its passage through the soil  
shaggy cap  
      n   an edible saprotrophic agaricaceous fungus, Coprinus comatus, having a white cap covered with shaggy scales  
stocking cap  
      n   a conical knitted cap, often with a tassel  
Turk's-cap lily  
      n   any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petals  
   See also       martagon  
     (C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban)  
watch cap  
      n   a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather  
wax cap  
      n   any fungus of the basidiomycetous family Hygrophoraceae, having thick waxy gills. Many are brightly coloured, like the parrot toadstool (Hygrophorus psittacinus), which is yellow with a covering of green slime, and the orange-red H. conicus  
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CAP  
      abbrev. for   Common Agricultural Policy: (in the EU) the system for supporting farm incomes by maintaining agricultural prices at agreed levels  


baseball cap  
      n   a close-fitting thin cap with a deep peak  
bathing cap  
      n   a tight rubber cap worn by a swimmer to keep the hair dry  
bishop's-cap  
      n      another name for       mitrewort  
cap  
      n  
1    a covering for the head, esp. a small close-fitting one made of cloth or knitted  
2    such a covering serving to identify the wearer's rank, occupation, etc.  
a nurse's cap     
3    something that protects or covers, esp. a small lid or cover  
lens cap     
4    an uppermost surface or part  
the cap of a wave     
5   
a       See       percussion cap  
b    a small amount of explosive enclosed in paper and used in a toy gun  
6      (Sport)     (chiefly Brit)  
a    an emblematic hat or beret given to someone chosen for a representative team  
he has won three England caps     
b    a player chosen for such a team  
7    the upper part of a pedestal in a classical order  
8    the roof of a windmill, sometimes in the form of a dome  
9      (Botany)   the pileus of a mushroom or toadstool  
10      (Hunting)  
a    money contributed to the funds of a hunt by a follower who is neither a subscriber nor a farmer, in return for a day's hunting  
b    a collection taken at a meet of hounds, esp. for a charity  
11      (Anatomy)  
a    the natural enamel covering a tooth  
b    an artificial protective covering for a tooth  
12       See       Dutch cap       2  
13    an upper financial limit  
14    a mortarboard when worn with a gown at an academic ceremony (esp. in the phrase cap and gown)  
15      (Meteorol)  
a    the cloud covering the peak of a mountain  
b    the transient top of detached clouds above an increasing cumulus  
16    to set one's cap for or at   (of a woman) to be determined to win as a husband or lover  
17    cap in hand   humbly, as when asking a favour  
18    if the cap fits     (Brit)   the allusion or criticism seems to be appropriate to a particular person  
      vb   , caps, capping, capped   tr  
19    to cover, as with a cap  
snow capped the mountain tops     
20    Informal   to outdo; excel  
your story caps them all, to cap an anecdote     
21    cap it all   to provide the finishing touch  
we had sun, surf, cheap wine, and to cap it all a free car     
22      (Sport)     (Brit)   to select (a player) for a representative team  
he was capped 30 times by Scotland     
23    to seal off (an oil or gas well)  
24    to impose an upper limit on the level of increase of (a tax, such as the council tax)  
rate-capping     
25      (Hunting)   to ask (hunt followers) for a cap  
26      (Chiefly Scot. and N.Z.)   to award a degree to  
     (Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa hood, perhaps from Latin caput head)  
  capper      n  
cap.  
      abbrev. for  
1    capacity  
2    capital  
3    capitalize  
4    capital letter  
5    caput  
     (Latin: chapter)  
cap and bells  
      n   the traditional garb of a court jester, including a cap with bells attached to it  
cap-a-pie  
      adv   (dressed, armed, etc.) from head to foot  
     (C16: from Old French)  
Cap-Haitien     (French)  
      n   a port in N Haiti: capital during the French colonial period. Pop.: 100638 (1995 est.),   (Also called)    le Cap  
cap of maintenance  
      n   a ceremonial cap or hat worn or carried as a symbol of office, rank, etc.  
cap rock  
      n  
1    a layer of rock that overlies a salt dome and consists of limestone, gypsum, etc.  
2    a layer of relatively impervious rock overlying an oil- or gas-bearing rock  
cap screw  
      n   a screwed bolt with a cylindrical head having a hexagonal recess. The bolt is turned using a wrench of hexagonal cross section  
charge-cap  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the community charge it may levy  
  charge-capping      n  
cloth cap  
      n     (Brit)  
1      (Also called)    flat cap   a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak  
2    Informal  
a    a symbol of working-class ethos or origin  
b    (as modifier)  
cloth-cap attitudes     
cradle cap  
      n   a form of seborrhoea of the scalp common in young babies,   (Technical name)    crusta lactea  
crown cap  
      n     (Brit)   an airtight metal seal crimped on the top of most bottled beers, ciders, mineral waters, etc.  
death cap   , angel  
      n   a poisonous woodland saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus, Amanita phalloides, differing from the edible mushroom (Agaricus) only in its white gills (pinkish-brown in Agaricus) and the presence of a volva  
   See also       amanita  
dunce cap   , dunce's cap  
      n   a conical paper hat, formerly placed on the head of a dull child at school  
Dutch cap  
      n  
1    a woman's lace cap with triangular flaps, characteristic of Dutch national dress  
2    a contraceptive device for women  
   See       diaphragm       2  
filler cap  
      n   a device sealing the filling pipe to the petrol tank in a motor vehicle  
flat cap  
      n  
1       another name for       cloth cap       1  
2    an Elizabethan man's hat with a narrow down-turned brim  
fool's cap  
      n  
1    a hood or cap with bells or tassels, worn by court jesters  
2    a dunce's cap  
forage cap  
      n   a soldier's undress cap  
funnel cap  
      n   any of various basidiomycetous fungi of the genus Clitocybe, characterized by the funnel-shaped caps and, usually, markedly decurrent gills  
Gandhi cap  
      n   a cap made of white hand-woven cloth worn by some men in India  
ink-cap  
      n   any of several saprotrophic agaricaceous fungi of the genus Coprinus, whose caps disintegrate into a black inky fluid after the spores mature. It includes the shaggy ink-cap (Coprinus comatus), also called lawyer's wig, a distinctive fungus having a white cylindrical cap covered with shaggy white or brownish scales  
jockey cap  
      n   a cap with a long peak projecting from the forehead  
Juliet cap  
      n   a close-fitting decorative cap, worn esp. by brides  
     (C20: after the heroine of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1594))  
legal cap  
      n     (U.S.)   ruled writing paper, about 8 by 13½ inches with the fold at the top, for use by lawyers  
liberty cap  
      n  
1    a cap of soft felt worn as a symbol of liberty, esp. during the French Revolution, from the practice in ancient Rome of giving a freed slave such a cap  
2    a poisonous hallucinogenic basidiomycetous fungus, Psilocybe semilanceata, yellowish-brown with a distinctive pointed cap, found in groups in grassland  
milk cap  
      n   any of a large genus (Lactarius) of basidiomycetous fungi that are brittle to touch and exude a milky liquid when crushed. Some are funnel-shaped and some parasol-shaped, and most, except for L. deliciosus, are inedible  
percussion cap  
      n   a detonator consisting of a paper or thin metal cap containing material that explodes when struck and formerly used in certain firearms  
Phrygian cap  
      n   a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution  
rate-cap  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (formerly in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the level of the rate it may levy  
  rate-capping      n  
root cap  
      n   a hollow cone of loosely arranged cells that covers the growing tip of a root and protects it during its passage through the soil  
shaggy cap  
      n   an edible saprotrophic agaricaceous fungus, Coprinus comatus, having a white cap covered with shaggy scales  
stocking cap  
      n   a conical knitted cap, often with a tassel  
Turk's-cap lily  
      n   any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petals  
   See also       martagon  
     (C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban)  
watch cap  
      n   a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather  
wax cap  
      n   any fungus of the basidiomycetous family Hygrophoraceae, having thick waxy gills. Many are brightly coloured, like the parrot toadstool (Hygrophorus psittacinus), which is yellow with a covering of green slime, and the orange-red H. conicus  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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capital   [1]  
      n  
1   
a    the seat of government of a country or other political unit  
b    (as modifier)  
a capital city     
2    material wealth owned by an individual or business enterprise  
3    wealth available for or capable of use in the production of further wealth, as by industrial investment  
4    make capital (out) of   to get advantage from  
5    sometimes cap   the capitalist class or their interests  
capital versus labour     
6      (Accounting)  
a    the ownership interests of a business as represented by the excess of assets over liabilities  
b    the nominal value of the authorized or issued shares  
c    (as modifier)  
capital issues     
7    any assets or resources, esp. when used to gain profit or advantage  
8   
a    a capital letter,   (Abbrev.)    cap, cap         
b    (as modifier)  
capital B     
9    with a capital A, B, etc.   (used to give emphasis to a statement)  
he is mean with a capital M     
      adj  
10    prenominal     (Law)   involving or punishable by death  
a capital offence     
11    very serious; fatal  
a capital error     
12    primary, chief, or principal  
our capital concern is that everyone be fed     
13    of, relating to, or designating the large modern majuscule letter used chiefly as the initial letter in personal names and place names and other uniquely specificatory nouns, and often for abbreviations and acronyms  
   Compare       small       9  
  
See also  
    upper case  
14      (Chiefly Brit)   excellent; first-rate  
a capital idea     
     (C13: from Latin capitalis (adj) concerning the head, chief, from caput head; compare Medieval Latin capitale (n) wealth, from capitalis (adj))  


baseball cap  
      n   a close-fitting thin cap with a deep peak  
bathing cap  
      n   a tight rubber cap worn by a swimmer to keep the hair dry  
bishop's-cap  
      n      another name for       mitrewort  
cap         
      n  
1    a covering for the head, esp. a small close-fitting one made of cloth or knitted  
2    such a covering serving to identify the wearer's rank, occupation, etc.  
a nurse's cap     
3    something that protects or covers, esp. a small lid or cover  
lens cap     
4    an uppermost surface or part  
the cap of a wave     
5   
a       See       percussion cap  
b    a small amount of explosive enclosed in paper and used in a toy gun  
6      (Sport)     (chiefly Brit)  
a    an emblematic hat or beret given to someone chosen for a representative team  
he has won three England caps     
b    a player chosen for such a team  
7    the upper part of a pedestal in a classical order  
8    the roof of a windmill, sometimes in the form of a dome  
9      (Botany)   the pileus of a mushroom or toadstool  
10      (Hunting)  
a    money contributed to the funds of a hunt by a follower who is neither a subscriber nor a farmer, in return for a day's hunting  
b    a collection taken at a meet of hounds, esp. for a charity  
11      (Anatomy)  
a    the natural enamel covering a tooth  
b    an artificial protective covering for a tooth  
12       See       Dutch cap       2  
13    an upper financial limit  
14    a mortarboard when worn with a gown at an academic ceremony (esp. in the phrase cap and gown)  
15      (Meteorol)  
a    the cloud covering the peak of a mountain  
b    the transient top of detached clouds above an increasing cumulus  
16    to set one's cap for or at   (of a woman) to be determined to win as a husband or lover  
17    cap in hand   humbly, as when asking a favour  
18    if the cap fits     (Brit)   the allusion or criticism seems to be appropriate to a particular person  
      vb   , caps, capping, capped   tr  
19    to cover, as with a cap  
snow capped the mountain tops     
20    Informal   to outdo; excel  
your story caps them all, to cap an anecdote     
21    cap it all   to provide the finishing touch  
we had sun, surf, cheap wine, and to cap it all a free car     
22      (Sport)     (Brit)   to select (a player) for a representative team  
he was capped 30 times by Scotland     
23    to seal off (an oil or gas well)  
24    to impose an upper limit on the level of increase of (a tax, such as the council tax)  
rate-capping     
25      (Hunting)   to ask (hunt followers) for a cap  
26      (Chiefly Scot. and N.Z.)   to award a degree to  
     (Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa hood, perhaps from Latin caput head)  
  capper      n  
CAP  
      abbrev. for   Common Agricultural Policy: (in the EU) the system for supporting farm incomes by maintaining agricultural prices at agreed levels  
cap.  
      abbrev. for  
1    capacity  
2    capital  
3    capitalize  
4    capital letter  
5    caput  
     (Latin: chapter)  
cap and bells  
      n   the traditional garb of a court jester, including a cap with bells attached to it  
cap-a-pie  
      adv   (dressed, armed, etc.) from head to foot  
     (C16: from Old French)  
Cap-Haitien     (French)  
      n   a port in N Haiti: capital during the French colonial period. Pop.: 100638 (1995 est.),   (Also called)    le Cap  
cap of maintenance  
      n   a ceremonial cap or hat worn or carried as a symbol of office, rank, etc.  
cap rock  
      n  
1    a layer of rock that overlies a salt dome and consists of limestone, gypsum, etc.  
2    a layer of relatively impervious rock overlying an oil- or gas-bearing rock  
cap screw  
      n   a screwed bolt with a cylindrical head having a hexagonal recess. The bolt is turned using a wrench of hexagonal cross section  
charge-cap  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the community charge it may levy  
  charge-capping      n  
cloth cap  
      n     (Brit)  
1      (Also called)    flat cap   a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak  
2    Informal  
a    a symbol of working-class ethos or origin  
b    (as modifier)  
cloth-cap attitudes     
cradle cap  
      n   a form of seborrhoea of the scalp common in young babies,   (Technical name)    crusta lactea  
crown cap  
      n     (Brit)   an airtight metal seal crimped on the top of most bottled beers, ciders, mineral waters, etc.  
death cap   , angel  
      n   a poisonous woodland saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus, Amanita phalloides, differing from the edible mushroom (Agaricus) only in its white gills (pinkish-brown in Agaricus) and the presence of a volva  
   See also       amanita  
dunce cap   , dunce's cap  
      n   a conical paper hat, formerly placed on the head of a dull child at school  
Dutch cap  
      n  
1    a woman's lace cap with triangular flaps, characteristic of Dutch national dress  
2    a contraceptive device for women  
   See       diaphragm       2  
filler cap  
      n   a device sealing the filling pipe to the petrol tank in a motor vehicle  
flat cap  
      n  
1       another name for       cloth cap       1  
2    an Elizabethan man's hat with a narrow down-turned brim  
fool's cap  
      n  
1    a hood or cap with bells or tassels, worn by court jesters  
2    a dunce's cap  
forage cap  
      n   a soldier's undress cap  
funnel cap  
      n   any of various basidiomycetous fungi of the genus Clitocybe, characterized by the funnel-shaped caps and, usually, markedly decurrent gills  
Gandhi cap  
      n   a cap made of white hand-woven cloth worn by some men in India  
ink-cap  
      n   any of several saprotrophic agaricaceous fungi of the genus Coprinus, whose caps disintegrate into a black inky fluid after the spores mature. It includes the shaggy ink-cap (Coprinus comatus), also called lawyer's wig, a distinctive fungus having a white cylindrical cap covered with shaggy white or brownish scales  
jockey cap  
      n   a cap with a long peak projecting from the forehead  
Juliet cap  
      n   a close-fitting decorative cap, worn esp. by brides  
     (C20: after the heroine of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1594))  
legal cap  
      n     (U.S.)   ruled writing paper, about 8 by 13½ inches with the fold at the top, for use by lawyers  
liberty cap  
      n  
1    a cap of soft felt worn as a symbol of liberty, esp. during the French Revolution, from the practice in ancient Rome of giving a freed slave such a cap  
2    a poisonous hallucinogenic basidiomycetous fungus, Psilocybe semilanceata, yellowish-brown with a distinctive pointed cap, found in groups in grassland  
milk cap  
      n   any of a large genus (Lactarius) of basidiomycetous fungi that are brittle to touch and exude a milky liquid when crushed. Some are funnel-shaped and some parasol-shaped, and most, except for L. deliciosus, are inedible  
percussion cap  
      n   a detonator consisting of a paper or thin metal cap containing material that explodes when struck and formerly used in certain firearms  
Phrygian cap  
      n   a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution  
rate-cap  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (formerly in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the level of the rate it may levy  
  rate-capping      n  
root cap  
      n   a hollow cone of loosely arranged cells that covers the growing tip of a root and protects it during its passage through the soil  
shaggy cap  
      n   an edible saprotrophic agaricaceous fungus, Coprinus comatus, having a white cap covered with shaggy scales  
stocking cap  
      n   a conical knitted cap, often with a tassel  
Turk's-cap lily  
      n   any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petals  
   See also       martagon  
     (C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban)  
watch cap  
      n   a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather  
wax cap  
      n   any fungus of the basidiomycetous family Hygrophoraceae, having thick waxy gills. Many are brightly coloured, like the parrot toadstool (Hygrophorus psittacinus), which is yellow with a covering of green slime, and the orange-red H. conicus  

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capital   [2]  
      n   the upper part of a column or pier that supports the entablature,   (Also called)    chapiter, cap         
     (C14: from Old French capitel, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput head)  


baseball cap  
      n   a close-fitting thin cap with a deep peak  
bathing cap  
      n   a tight rubber cap worn by a swimmer to keep the hair dry  
bishop's-cap  
      n      another name for       mitrewort  
cap         
      n  
1    a covering for the head, esp. a small close-fitting one made of cloth or knitted  
2    such a covering serving to identify the wearer's rank, occupation, etc.  
a nurse's cap            
3    something that protects or covers, esp. a small lid or cover  
lens cap     
4    an uppermost surface or part  
the cap of a wave     
5   
a       See       percussion cap  
b    a small amount of explosive enclosed in paper and used in a toy gun  
6      (Sport)     (chiefly Brit)  
a    an emblematic hat or beret given to someone chosen for a representative team  
he has won three England caps     
b    a player chosen for such a team  
7    the upper part of a pedestal in a classical order  
8    the roof of a windmill, sometimes in the form of a dome  
9      (Botany)   the pileus of a mushroom or toadstool  
10      (Hunting)  
a    money contributed to the funds of a hunt by a follower who is neither a subscriber nor a farmer, in return for a day's hunting  
b    a collection taken at a meet of hounds, esp. for a charity  
11      (Anatomy)  
a    the natural enamel covering a tooth  
b    an artificial protective covering for a tooth  
12       See       Dutch cap       2  
13    an upper financial limit  
14    a mortarboard when worn with a gown at an academic ceremony (esp. in the phrase cap and gown)  
15      (Meteorol)  
a    the cloud covering the peak of a mountain  
b    the transient top of detached clouds above an increasing cumulus  
16    to set one's cap for or at   (of a woman) to be determined to win as a husband or lover  
17    cap in hand   humbly, as when asking a favour  
18    if the cap fits     (Brit)   the allusion or criticism seems to be appropriate to a particular person  
      vb   , caps, capping, capped   tr  
19    to cover, as with a cap  
snow capped the mountain tops     
20    Informal   to outdo; excel  
your story caps them all, to cap an anecdote     
21    cap it all   to provide the finishing touch  
we had sun, surf, cheap wine, and to cap it all a free car     
22      (Sport)     (Brit)   to select (a player) for a representative team  
he was capped 30 times by Scotland     
23    to seal off (an oil or gas well)  
24    to impose an upper limit on the level of increase of (a tax, such as the council tax)  
rate-capping     
25      (Hunting)   to ask (hunt followers) for a cap  
26      (Chiefly Scot. and N.Z.)   to award a degree to  
     (Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa hood, perhaps from Latin caput head)  
  capper      n  
CAP  
      abbrev. for   Common Agricultural Policy: (in the EU) the system for supporting farm incomes by maintaining agricultural prices at agreed levels  
cap.  
      abbrev. for  
1    capacity  
2    capital  
3    capitalize  
4    capital letter  
5    caput  
     (Latin: chapter)  
cap and bells  
      n   the traditional garb of a court jester, including a cap with bells attached to it  
cap-a-pie  
      adv   (dressed, armed, etc.) from head to foot  
     (C16: from Old French)  
Cap-Haitien     (French)  
      n   a port in N Haiti: capital during the French colonial period. Pop.: 100638 (1995 est.),   (Also called)    le Cap         
cap of maintenance  
      n   a ceremonial cap or hat worn or carried as a symbol of office, rank, etc.  
cap rock  
      n  
1    a layer of rock that overlies a salt dome and consists of limestone, gypsum, etc.  
2    a layer of relatively impervious rock overlying an oil- or gas-bearing rock  
cap screw  
      n   a screwed bolt with a cylindrical head having a hexagonal recess. The bolt is turned using a wrench of hexagonal cross section  
charge-cap  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the community charge it may levy  
  charge-capping      n  
cloth cap  
      n     (Brit)  
1      (Also called)    flat cap   a flat woollen cap with a stiff peak  
2    Informal  
a    a symbol of working-class ethos or origin  
b    (as modifier)  
cloth-cap attitudes     
cradle cap  
      n   a form of seborrhoea of the scalp common in young babies,   (Technical name)    crusta lactea  
crown cap  
      n     (Brit)   an airtight metal seal crimped on the top of most bottled beers, ciders, mineral waters, etc.  
death cap   , angel  
      n   a poisonous woodland saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus, Amanita phalloides, differing from the edible mushroom (Agaricus) only in its white gills (pinkish-brown in Agaricus) and the presence of a volva  
   See also       amanita  
dunce cap   , dunce's cap  
      n   a conical paper hat, formerly placed on the head of a dull child at school  
Dutch cap  
      n  
1    a woman's lace cap with triangular flaps, characteristic of Dutch national dress  
2    a contraceptive device for women  
   See       diaphragm       2  
filler cap  
      n   a device sealing the filling pipe to the petrol tank in a motor vehicle  
flat cap  
      n  
1       another name for       cloth cap       1  
2    an Elizabethan man's hat with a narrow down-turned brim  
fool's cap  
      n  
1    a hood or cap with bells or tassels, worn by court jesters  
2    a dunce's cap  
forage cap  
      n   a soldier's undress cap  
funnel cap  
      n   any of various basidiomycetous fungi of the genus Clitocybe, characterized by the funnel-shaped caps and, usually, markedly decurrent gills  
Gandhi cap  
      n   a cap made of white hand-woven cloth worn by some men in India  
ink-cap  
      n   any of several saprotrophic agaricaceous fungi of the genus Coprinus, whose caps disintegrate into a black inky fluid after the spores mature. It includes the shaggy ink-cap (Coprinus comatus), also called lawyer's wig, a distinctive fungus having a white cylindrical cap covered with shaggy white or brownish scales  
jockey cap  
      n   a cap with a long peak projecting from the forehead  
Juliet cap  
      n   a close-fitting decorative cap, worn esp. by brides  
     (C20: after the heroine of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1594))  
legal cap  
      n     (U.S.)   ruled writing paper, about 8 by 13½ inches with the fold at the top, for use by lawyers  
liberty cap  
      n  
1    a cap of soft felt worn as a symbol of liberty, esp. during the French Revolution, from the practice in ancient Rome of giving a freed slave such a cap  
2    a poisonous hallucinogenic basidiomycetous fungus, Psilocybe semilanceata, yellowish-brown with a distinctive pointed cap, found in groups in grassland  
milk cap  
      n   any of a large genus (Lactarius) of basidiomycetous fungi that are brittle to touch and exude a milky liquid when crushed. Some are funnel-shaped and some parasol-shaped, and most, except for L. deliciosus, are inedible  
percussion cap  
      n   a detonator consisting of a paper or thin metal cap containing material that explodes when struck and formerly used in certain firearms  
Phrygian cap  
      n   a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution  
rate-cap  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (formerly in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the level of the rate it may levy  
  rate-capping      n  
root cap  
      n   a hollow cone of loosely arranged cells that covers the growing tip of a root and protects it during its passage through the soil  
shaggy cap  
      n   an edible saprotrophic agaricaceous fungus, Coprinus comatus, having a white cap covered with shaggy scales  
stocking cap  
      n   a conical knitted cap, often with a tassel  
Turk's-cap lily  
      n   any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petals  
   See also       martagon  
     (C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban)  
watch cap  
      n   a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather  
wax cap  
      n   any fungus of the basidiomycetous family Hygrophoraceae, having thick waxy gills. Many are brightly coloured, like the parrot toadstool (Hygrophorus psittacinus), which is yellow with a covering of green slime, and the orange-red H. conicus  

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      vb   beat, better, clobber     (slang)   complete, cover, crown, eclipse, exceed, excel, finish, lick     (informal)   outdo, outstrip, overtop, put in the shade, run rings around     (informal)   surpass, top, transcend  

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