Crossword clues for cap
- Item of apparel often worn backward
- Beanie, e.g.
- Can be used to fire an explosive charge
- The upper part of a column that supports the entablature
- Dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth
- An upper limit on what is allowed
- Something serving as a cover or protection
- A mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive
- A top (as for a bottle)
- A tight-fitting headdress
- A fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
- Size of paper
- Toy-pistol ammo
- Barret or biggin
- Ammo for a toy gun
- Biggin or tuque
- Mad or red follower
- Billed item
- Word with night or skull
- Deerstalker, e.g.
- Head cover
- Item often tipped
- Strawberry topper
- Beret or biretta
- Highest part
- Word with knee or fools
- Something to tip
- Topper for many a golfer
- Zucchetto, e.g.
- Biggin, e.g.
- Small explosive device
- ___ the climax
- Haberdashery item
- ___ d'Antibes
- Diamond headgear
- Gown's companion
- Limit, as a salary
- Polar or ice follower
- Polar or night
- Detonating device
- Go one better
- Uniform part
- Place for a feather
- Gas-tank topper
- Mop topper
- Spending limit
- Salary limit
- Shako, for one
- Kind of pistol
- Insignia site
- Balmoral, e.g.
- Tube top
- Kind of gun
- Diamond topper
- Put a lid on
- Insignia spot
- Mushroom morsel
- Toy gun noisemaker
- Top off
- Lens protector
- Upper limit
- Part of some uniforms
- With 13-Down, they go off with a bang
- Mushroom part
- Put a ceiling on
- Budget limit
- Feather holder?
- Part of a baseball uniform
- Commencement wear
- See 17-Across
- Mortarboard, e.g.
- Place for a team's insignia
- Part of graduation attire
- It's often put on backward
- Oil well feature
- Salary max
- Gown's partner
- Jockey's wear
- Toy gun ammo
- Budgeting concern
- Trade's partner
- Salary ceiling
- Restrict, in a way
- Tassel spot
- Place for a baseball insignia
- Budgetary concern
- Where to find a soft drink's promotional code
- Headgear often worn backward
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Regulation \Reg`u*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n.
The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.
The temper and regulation of our own minds.
A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school.
Syn: Law; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See Law.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late Old English cæppe "hood, head-covering, cape," from Late Latin cappa "a cape, hooded cloak" (source of Spanish capa, Old North French cape, French chape), possibly a shortened from capitulare "headdress," from Latin caput "head" (see head (n.)).\n
\nMeaning "women's head covering" is early 13c. in English; extended to men late 14c. Figurative thinking cap is from 1839 (considering cap is 1650s). Of cap-like coverings on the ends of anything (such as hub-cap) from mid-15c. Meaning "contraceptive device" is first recorded 1916. That of "cap-shaped piece of copper lined with gunpowder and used to ignite a firearm" is c.1826; extended to paper version used in toy pistols, 1872 (cap-pistol is from 1879).\n
\nThe Late Latin word apparently originally meant "a woman's head-covering," but the sense was transferred to "hood of a cloak," then to "cloak" itself, though the various senses co-existed. Old English took in two forms of the Late Latin word, one meaning "head-covering," the other "ecclesiastical dress" (see cape (n.1)). In most Romance languages, a diminutive of Late Latin cappa has become the usual word for "head-covering" (such as French chapeau).
c.1400, "to put a cap on," from cap (n.). Meaning "cover as with s cap" is from c.1600. Figurative sense of "go one better" is from 1580s. Related: Capped; capping.
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n. a tight-fitting headdress
a top (as for a bottle)
something serving as a cover or protection
a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom [syn: pileus]
an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap for prices" [syn: ceiling]
dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth [syn: crownwork]
A cap is a form of headgear.
Cap may refer to:
Čáp is Czech surname:
- František Čáp, also known as "Franz Cap" in Germany (1913–1972), a Czech film director and screenwriter
- Gabriela Beňačková-Čápova (born 1947), a Slovak soprano
- Růžena Čápová
- Tomáš Čáp (born 1978, Hranice na Moravě), a Czech footballer (midfielder)
- Vladimír Čáp (born 1976, Ostrava), a Czech footballer
- Ladislav Čáp (born 1926), a figure skater
The cap of a crown is the cap which fills the inner space of a modern crown. While ancient crowns contained no cap, from mediaeval times it became traditional to fill the circlet with a cap of velvet or other such cloth, with a base of ermine.
While the precise reason for the inclusion of a cap is unknown, two reasons are often given:
- to add to the visual impact of the crown, while showing off the golden circlet to maximum effect;
- to keep a monarch's head warm in drafty mediaeval buildings during long coronation ceremonies or public events where crowns were worn.
Not all crowns contained cloth caps. Some caps were metallic and heavily jewelled.
In British sport, a cap is a metaphorical term for a player's appearance (not including substitute appearances) in a game at international level. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom of awarding a cap to every player in an international match of association football. In the early days of football, the concept of each team wearing a set of matching shirts had not been universally adopted, so each side would distinguish itself from the other by wearing a specific sort of cap.
An early illustration of the first international football match between Scotland and England in 1872 shows the Scottish players wearing cowls, and the English wearing a variety of school caps. The practice was first approved on 10 May 1886 for association football after a proposal made by N. Lane Jackson, founder of the Corinthians:
The act of awarding a cap is now international and is applied to other sports. Although in some sports physical caps may not now always be given (whether at all or for each appearance) the term "cap" for an international or other appearance has been retained as an indicator of the number of occasions on which a sportsperson has represented a team in a particular sport. Thus, a "cap" is awarded for each game played and so a player who has played x games, for the team, is said to have been capped x times or have won x caps.
Cap is the nickname of the following people:
- Charles A. Allen (Los Angeles), city councilman in the 1940s
- Cap Anson (1852-1922), American Major League Baseball player
- C. E. "Cap" Barham (1904-1972), American politician
- Cap Boso (born 1963), American former National Football League player
- Irwin Caplan (1919-2007), American illustrator, painter, designer and cartoonist
- Wilbur Wade Card (1873-1948), American baseball player, coach and athletic director at Duke University
- Cap Crowell (1892–1962), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Cap Dierks (born 1932), American politician
- Cap Edwards (1888-?), National Football League coach and player
- Cap Fear (1901-1978), Canadian Football League player
- Ernest R. Graham (politician) (1886-1957), American politician
- Walthall Robertson Joyner (1854-1925), mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
- Austin E. Lathrop (1865-1950), American industrialist and outspoken opponent of Alaskan statehood
- Bill Narleski (1900-1964), American Major League Baseball player
- John Oehler (1910-1983), American National Football League player
- Cap Peterson (1942-1980), American Major League Baseball player
- Cap Raeder (born 1953), American former World Hockey Association goaltender and National Hockey League coach
- Joseph Shaw (editor) (1874-1952), American magazine editor and fencer
- George Streeter (1837-1921), American crook
- Andrew Tilles (1865-1951), American business magnate and philanthropist
- Cap Timm (1908-1987), longest-tenured college baseball coach for the Iowa State University Cyclones
- Caspar Weinberger (1917-2006), American politician and businessman, Secretary of Defense under President Reagan
- Clarence W. Wigington (1883-1967), African-American architect
- Marsh Williams (1893-1935), American Major League Baseball pitcher in 1916
Usage examples of "cap".
At the second ballet at the opera an actress dressed in a tippet held out her cap to the bones as if to beg an alms, while she was dancing a pas de deux.
So Cap had a theory to explain the strange sequences the Judy Lab had revealed: chimpanzee, human, and hybrid all in the same animal, laced with sequences from the adenovirus that did most of the splicing.
As an afterthought, he grabbed his ball cap and threw it on his head, taking the stairs two at a time.
Making the trip down ten flights would be the ultimate way to flip off her agoraphobia, a fitting cap to her week of desensitization and self-improvement.
The bays are marked by plain aisle buttresses, terminating in three-cornered caps, with a battlement of cusped stonework ornamented with finials behind them.
But now the trumpets blew a fanfare, and forth rode divers gallant knights, who, spurring rearing steeds, charged amain to gore, to smite and batter each other with right good will while the concourse shouted, caps waved and scarves and ribands fluttered.
He heaves his booty, tugs askew his peaked cap and hobbles off mutely.
Langeron and Yekaterininskaya streets, directly opposite the huge Fankoni Cafe where stockbrokers and grain merchants in Panama hats sat at marble-topped tables set out right on the pavement, Paris-style, under awnings and surrounded by potted laurel trees, the cab in which Auntie and Pavlik were travelling was all but overturned by a bright-red automobile driven by the heir to the famous Ptashnikov Bros, firm, a grotesquely bloated young man in a tiny yachting cap, who looked amazingly like a prize Yorkshire pig.
He wore a peaked badgeless naval cap which shaded his face but could not conceal his marked stoop and splendid snow-white Buffalo Bill beard.
With small slope kids tearassing it all over and older men in like jew caps and skinny beerds out of just the middle of there chin but Dr.
For an Adelaide University was in the air, and took form owing to the benefactions of Capt.
Jobe looked up at a big, bearlike man in a bibbed cap carrying a fishing rod.
The footmen were neatly attired in bottle-green livery, while the maids wore dark gray dresses and snowy bibbed aprons and caps.
But when Kaye had suggested that he might perform a simple burial there and then, with aid from the Biter men, the old capta.
We other hunters wore the hunting gear of woodcraft, namely, skull caps of deer hide, surmounted by the feathers of the eagle, the heron, or the bittern, while here and there was a cap with the wing of the wild goose across the front.