caps, capping, capped
1) N-COUNT: oft supp N A cap is a soft, flat hat with a curved part at the front which is called a peak. Caps are usually worn by men and boys.

...a dark blue baseball cap.

2) N-COUNT: oft supp N A cap is a special hat which is worn as part of a uniform.

...a frontier guard in olive-grey uniform and a peaked cap.

3) N-COUNT If a sports player represents their country in a team game such as football, rugby, or cricket, you can say that they have been awarded a cap. [BRIT]

Mark Davis will win his first cap for Wales in Sunday's Test match against Australia.

4) VERB: usu passive If a sports player is capped, they are chosen to represent their country in a team game such as football, rugby, or cricket. [BRIT]

[be V-ed] Rees, 32, has been capped for England 23 times.

[V-ed] ...Underwood, England's most capped rugby union player.

5) N-COUNT: adj N You can refer to someone who is representing their country for the first time in a team game such as football, rugby, or cricket, as a new cap. [BRIT]

The only new cap is Llanelli's 20-year-old left-wing Wayne Proctor.

6) VERB If the government caps an organization, council, or budget, it limits the amount of money that the organization or council is allowed to spend, or limits the size of the budget.

[V n] The Secretary of State for Environment has the power to cap councils which in his opinion plan to spend excessively...

[V n] Nearly half of all local councils face being capped.

Derived words:
capping N-UNCOUNT

Between 70 and 80 councils face significant spending cuts or capping next year.

7) N-COUNT The cap of a bottle is its lid.

She unscrewed the cap of her water bottle and gave him a drink.

8) N-COUNT A cap is a circular rubber device that a woman places inside her vagina to prevent herself from becoming pregnant. [BRIT]
9) VERB If you cap one thing with another, you put the other thing on top.
See also snow-capped

[V n with n] They had capped the roof with plywood.

[V-ed] ...homemade scones capped with cream.

10) VERB If someone says that a good or bad event caps a series of events, they mean it is the final event in the series, and the other events were also good or bad. [JOURNALISM]

[V n] The unrest capped a weekend of right-wing attacks on foreigners.

11) VERB: usu passive If someone's teeth are capped, covers are fixed over them so that they look better.

[be V-ed] He suddenly smiled, revealing teeth that had recently been capped...

[have n V-ed] I had my teeth capped.

12) N-COUNT A cap is a small amount of explosive that is wrapped in paper. Caps are often used in toy guns.
13) See also ice cap
14) PHRASE: PHR after v If you go cap in hand to someone, you ask them very humbly to give you something or to do something for you. [INFORMAL]

He has been given the unenviable task of going round, cap in hand, to various generous companies.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • cap — cap …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • cap — cap·no·di·a·ce·ae; cap·no·di·um; cap·pa; cap·pagh; cap·pa·ri·da·ce·ae; cap·pa·ris; cap·pe·len·ite; cap·pel·let·ti; cap·pie; cap·po; cap·py; cap·ra; cap·ral·de·hyde; cap·rate; cap·ric; cap·ri·cor·nis; cap·ri·dae; cap·ri·fi·cate; cap·ri·fi·ca·tion; …   English syllables

  • cap — [ kap ] n. m. • XIIIe; mot provenç. « tête », lat. caput I ♦ Vx Tête. ⇒ chef. Mod. Loc. De pied en cap [ dəpjetɑ̃kap ] :des pieds à la tête. ⇒ 1. complètement. Armés de pied en cap. II ♦ 1 ♦ (1387) Pointe de terre qui s avance d …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cap — (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st {Cope}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cap — cap1 [kap] n. [ME cappe < OE cæppe & ML cappa < LL cappa, a cape, hooded cloak] 1. any closefitting head covering, brimless or with only a front visor, and made of wool, cotton, etc., as a baseball cap or overseas cap, or of muslin or lace …   English World dictionary

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