Definition of Cap

1. Noun. A tight-fitting headdress.

2. Verb. Lie at the top of. "Snow capped the mountains"
Exact synonyms: Crest
Generic synonyms: Lie
Derivative terms: Crest, Crest

3. Noun. A top (as for a bottle).
Specialized synonyms: Bottlecap, Nipple, Radiator Cap
Generic synonyms: Cover, Top

4. Verb. Restrict the number or amount of. "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"
Generic synonyms: Circumscribe, Confine, Limit

5. Noun. A mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive.
Exact synonyms: Detonating Device, Detonator
Specialized synonyms: Blasting Cap, Percussion Cap
Generic synonyms: Explosive Device
Derivative terms: Detonate

6. Noun. Something serving as a cover or protection.

7. Noun. A fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom.
Exact synonyms: Pileus
Group relationships: Fungus
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure

8. Noun. A protective covering that is part of a plant.
Exact synonyms: Hood
Group relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering

9. Noun. An upper limit on what is allowed. "They established a cap for prices"
Exact synonyms: Ceiling, Roof
Generic synonyms: Control
Specialized synonyms: Glass Ceiling

10. Noun. (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth. "Tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
Exact synonyms: Crown, Crownwork, Jacket, Jacket Crown
Generic synonyms: Dental Appliance
Category relationships: Dental Medicine, Dentistry, Odontology

11. Noun. The upper part of a column that supports the entablature.
Exact synonyms: Capital, Chapiter
Group relationships: Column, Pillar
Generic synonyms: Top

Definition of Cap

1. n. A covering for the head

2. v. t. To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun.

3. v. i. To uncover the head respectfully.

Definition of Cap

1. Initialism. (European Union) '''Common Agricultural Policy'''. ¹

2. Initialism. (USA) '''Civil Air Patrol''' ¹

3. Initialism. Colleague Assistance Program ¹

4. Initialism. combat air patrol ¹

5. Initialism. '''Change Acceleration Process''' ¹

6. Initialism. Colors and Placements ¹

7. Initialism. catabolite activator protein ¹

8. Noun. A close-fitting head covering either without a brim or with a peak. ¹

9. Noun. A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc. ¹

10. Noun. An academic mortarboard ¹

11. Noun. A protective cover or seal ¹

12. Noun. A crown for covering a tooth ¹

13. Noun. The summit of a mountain etc. ¹

14. Noun. An artificial upper limit or ceiling ¹

15. Noun. The top part of a mushroom ¹

16. Noun. (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 ¹

17. Noun. A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun ¹

18. Noun. A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives ¹

19. Noun. (slang) A bullet used to shoot someone. ¹

20. Noun. (soccer) An international appearance ¹

21. Noun. (finance) An upper limit on the interest rate payable on an otherwise variable-rate loan, used by borrowers to defend against interest rate increases. Opposite of a floor. ¹

22. Verb. To cover or seal with a cap ¹

23. Verb. To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc. ¹

24. Verb. To lie over or on top of something ¹

25. Verb. To surpass or outdo ¹

26. Verb. To set an upper limit on something ¹

27. Verb. To make something even more wonderful at the end. ¹

28. Verb. (cricket) To select a player to play for a specified side ¹

29. Verb. (slang) To shoot someone ¹

30. Verb. (sports) to select to play for the national team. ¹

31. Noun. (finance) Capitalization. ¹

32. Noun. (informal) An uppercase letter ¹

33. Verb. (transitive informal) To convert text to uppercase ¹

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Definition of Cap

1. to provide with a cap (a type of head covering) [v CAPPED, CAPPING, CAPS]

Medical Definition of Cap

1. Catabolite (gene) activator protein. 1. Any anatomical structure that resembles a cap or cover. 2. A protective covering for an incomplete tooth. 3. Colloquialism for restoration of the coronal part of a natural tooth by means of an artificial crown. 4. The nucleotide structure found at the 5' terminus of many eukaryotic messenger RNAs, consisting of a 7-methylguanosine connected, via its 5'-hydroxyl group, by a triphosphate group to the 5'-hydroxyl group of the first nucleoside encoded by the DNA; usually symbolised as m7G5'ppp5'N, where N is nucleoside number 1 in the transcribed mRNA and is often itself methylated; the cap is added posttranscriptionally. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cap

caoutchouc pelvis
caoutchouc tree
cap (current term)
cap II RNA(nucleoside-2'-)methyltransferase
cap I RNA (nucleoside-2'-)methyltransferase
cap and ball
cap and trade
cap binding protein
cap cloud
cap clouds
cap flashing
cap in hand

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