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baseball cap
bathing cap
caps lock
cloth cap
dunce's cap
Dutch cap
filler cap
flat cap
ice cap
knee cap
mob cap
shower cap
skull cap
swimming cap
▪ Her long black hair, beneath a white coif, was further concealed by a small black cap.
▪ She stands, twenty-three years old, in black cap and gown, a baby on her hip.
▪ There would be no donning of a black cap for a promiscuous fourteen-year-old.
▪ Yellow looks away, black cap, face in profile, eye a line, orange cheek, lips open.
▪ His close-cropped hair was hidden under a black velvet skull cap.
▪ Cory Selliker, his eyes watering under the brim of his black Earnhardt cap, heard Marchman's advice to let go.
▪ In a scalloped sun-trap glade carpeted with misty bluebells a black cap sang.
▪ He always wears a black visor cap with some small lettering on it.
▪ The blue cap he tossed to the floor in order to grasp my hand.
▪ He wore a blue baseball cap backward and a gold hoop in his left ear.
▪ A brown and blue woollen cap was still on his head but askew.
▪ Bobby Seale appeared in a blue baseball cap, measuring his words instead of letting them explode.
▪ Under his blue knit watch cap he wore small Walkman earphones, and he heard everything they said.
▪ He had a many-pocketed shooting jacket, brown, with a flat brown tweed cap.
▪ Seven-six, Rutshire were in the lead - the ground erupted, flat caps were being hurled in the air.
▪ Glancing towards the car park, I am transfixed by the sight of a man in a flat cap cleaning our car.
▪ Newley was wearing a flat cap made of tweed.
▪ He was holding a flat cap full of coins.
▪ He wore a flat, battered cap on his head, pushed to one side to give him a jaunty air.
▪ He was wearing a flat cap, a suit and a choker, and there were dock gates in the background.
▪ An elderly man in flat cap and going-out clothes was leaning against the fence, stick hanging from a crooked elbow.
▪ Richard Gough, for example, had 15 full caps by the time he was 19.
▪ Cash bonuses come the way of the super seasiders whom Byrne plays 15 first team matches and wins his first full cap.
▪ Tomorrow comes the reward; a first international cap.
▪ An encouraging aspect was that each of the three new caps in the squad contributed to the victory.
▪ She was not hurrying to fetch the ribbons for Miss Phoebe's new cap which was being made especially for the Frolic.
▪ Ulster fielded four new caps, but were not overawed by a Saltire side which included six internationalists.
▪ Part of the Kontiki was designed to honour new caps.
▪ As a new cap, Mackie Hendricks was asked to provide a song.
▪ For this year, a new cap has been set at £1.8 million.
▪ And her spectacles and peaked cap seem to add to the image of a beauty with brains.
▪ The policeman he spoke to stood with his hands on his hips, had grey hair showing beneath his peaked cap.
▪ He was wearing a peaked cap of brown leather and a long black overcoat.
▪ A chauffeur's peaked cap was pulled down over his high forehead.
▪ My door was opened and a very young-looking man in a peaked cap was shown in.
▪ Pike took off the peaked cap and tucked it inside his overall which he then zipped up tight to the neck.
▪ A peaked cap was cutting its way through the crowd towards me and I recognized the Feldwebel.
▪ There was no escape from it and we longed for the luxury of sun glasses or a peaked cap.
▪ Adult males are nomadic, wandering all round the polar ice cap and living mainly off seals.
▪ The results were wholly unexpected: Mercury has small, reflective polar caps with the distinctive depolarization behavior of ice.
▪ There is strong lobbying pressure for the governments that control portions of the polar ice caps not to build settlements there.
▪ Another idea was to allow the hot containers to melt gradually beneath the vast polar ice cap.
▪ One man, wearing a red cap and with a knife in his mouth, was already on top of the fence.
▪ The prime suspect is a man in his 20s, who wears blue overalls and a red baseball cap.
▪ The colour scheme of his outfit is taken from the unmistakable red and white cap of the fungus.
▪ Eyes shaded by his trademark red cap, Chick Cashman settles into the small booth, facing me across the Formica table.
▪ It suggests that not only is the red cap little, but also the girl.
▪ At noon, Ron Malcolm appeared at the door, wearing boots caked with dried mud and a red baseball cap.
▪ Her long black hair, beneath a white coif, was further concealed by a small black cap.
▪ The fitted blue jacket and the small cap with the red button disappeared.
▪ It had a small cap to use as a cup.
▪ Later observations of the other pole showed another small, bright cap there.
▪ Indeed, on a smaller scale, a portfolio of small caps could turn in a very respectable performance.
▪ The average small-cap stock has no more than three analysts.
▪ He said McMullan discarded a white scarf and cap later found by detectives.
▪ First there was a nearly circular rim of resplendent mountains, their white caps glistening in the morning sun.
▪ A young maid, dressed in dark blue with a white lacy front and a white cap, opened the door.
▪ The tide had turned; she could see the white caps approaching.
▪ And they looked real cute in their snazzy white caps.
▪ A maid, her white cap and apron immaculate, opened the door and gave a little bob as Dinah passed inside.
▪ Two minutes later they are flying a flat trajectory, tiny white caps flecking the sea way below, and Paul breathes.
▪ Item 2 is the brass scroll which was once part of the Royal Warwickshire regiment's cap badge.
▪ The cap badge worn at the turn-of-the-century was a white metal normal light infantry stringed bugle-horn surmounted by a ducal coronet.
▪ They distrust the arrangements for settling the issues of cap badges and flags.
▪ A piece of shrapnel had hit his cap badge and had penetrated the front of his skull.
▪ The temperature had reached 30 degrees, but one of the athletes completed training still in his full tracksuit and baseball cap.
▪ The man in the baseball cap was moving through the crowd towards us.
▪ And I usually pin my hair up and stick it under a baseball cap.
▪ No chains, no baseball cap, no eight-ball jacket.
▪ Opposite, number 47 in huge green wellingtons and baseball cap was talking to number 60.
▪ The players wore short-sleeve white shirts, long white pants and dark bow ties, with baseball caps and white sneakers.
▪ Witnesses said they saw McVeigh with the somber, dark-complected man with a baseball cap.
▪ Whistler stuck red and green feathers into his cloth cap and then forgot to take them off.
▪ A tall man in a cloth cap came after, hurrying to catch them up.
▪ He had corporal's insignia and a forage cap pulled over his eyes.
▪ Men in forage caps were milling around below in the courtyard, their voices and footsteps resounding throughout the building.
▪ He was wearing a shabby green uniform and a crumpled forage cap, and he carried an automatic rifle.
▪ As a result, ice caps are retreating.
▪ With the melting of the ice caps, it might just be an island.
▪ Whatever it is, it's melting the ice caps and we're all going to drown.
▪ These telescopes revealed ice caps at both poles of Mars and documented seasonal changes in color and contrast.
▪ Adult males are nomadic, wandering all round the polar ice cap and living mainly off seals.
▪ He may have seen the continental ice cap, raised by mirage.
▪ There is strong lobbying pressure for the governments that control portions of the polar ice caps not to build settlements there.
▪ Then the ice caps will be able to freeze again; it's a fail-safe mechanism.
▪ Jokes about the subject suggest the punch-line might be followed by the odd shattered knee cap.
▪ Indiana was without Patterson, its leading scorer and rebounder, because of a slight dislocation of his left knee cap.
▪ He needed only a mob cap and frilly apron to complete the image.
▪ The other was the salary cap.
▪ Because the Bulls were under the salary cap, they were free to make deals other teams could not consider.
▪ He was released by the team in a move sources said was related more to performance than to salary cap considerations.
▪ More players will be released as teams get down to the $ 67.4 million salary cap before free agency begins Friday.
▪ The salary cap was not in place when Jimmy was riding high in Dallas.
▪ Brunell is scheduled to count $ 13 million against the Jaguars' salary cap in 2001.
▪ The salary cap no doubt played a key role in the decision.
▪ His close-cropped hair was hidden under a black velvet skull cap.
▪ It is a Walkman-sized device wired to a skull cap that monitors brain waves.
▪ The boys had to be coaxed into blazers and skull caps.
▪ The pale woman, bosom exposed, is entwined with a dark man wearing a sullen expression and a skull cap.
▪ I recognized the neat plastic skull cap.
▪ Where possible, only buy bleaches, disinfectants and floor cleaners that are fitted with childproof caps.
▪ Piers lay down flat on his towel, pulling an old cap over his eyes.
▪ McMurphy heaves up out of his chair and pulls his cap off as he walks over.
▪ He pulled his cap down over his eyes but the wind whistled bitterly through his ears.
▪ So pull on those thinking caps, get the vinyl out of the closet and start spinning those records.
▪ He pulled the woollen cap that had been in the pocket of his overalls further down over his close-cut hair.
▪ He pulled his cap down over his forehead and slipped quietly into the market.
▪ He pulled his dark-stained cap off and pulled the bottom of his shirt up to his face.
▪ Kaptan was wearing a plastic G I'S helmet and putting a roll of caps into a toy gun.
▪ The magistrate put on a black cap, a three-cornered piece of silk.
▪ That put the market cap at 873. 6 million pounds.
▪ And he was lukewarm about putting a cap on prices as Oftel has done with telephone charges.
▪ The stationmaster put his cap away and smoothed his hair.
▪ A policeman got out of the Porsche, putting on his peaked cap as he did so.
▪ Instead, put on your thinking cap, and turn those prepared ingredients into new dishes.
▪ On an impulse, he removed his cap and threw it on to the back seat.
▪ Her amendment to remove the cap failed 47-51.
▪ What was left of it was generally standing on end, or uncombed after he had removed his cap.
▪ It removes the cap of the cell containing a rotting larva, and it throws the larva away.
▪ Inside the hall he removed his cap and dropped his bag.
▪ She should buy herself a new frock and set her cap at some one else.
▪ Standard immigration was regulated by a series of laws that set an annual cap on the number of entrants.
▪ She had come here to meet Silas, but definitely not to set her cap at him.
▪ That move means he can ignore federal spending caps that restrict the ability of other candidates to match his ubiquitous broadcast ads.
▪ At any rate, with spending caps plus the elimination of big donations, the minority parties had more of a chance.
▪ There is plainly no risk of McIntosh taking a cap for granted.
▪ He took off his cap as the cortege passed.
▪ He takes off his cap and runs his hand in his hair, finally turns back to her.
▪ Once he took his cap off.
▪ McMurphy takes off his cap and runs his hands into that red hair.
▪ Best take yer cap and mackintosh.
▪ The coachman took off his cap and stuck it in his pocket.
▪ I unscrewed the cap of the flask and very carefully poured in some scotch from the bottle.
▪ Willi unscrewed the cap from a metal flask and passed it to him.
▪ Catch it before it falls in the water Unscrew the end cap using pliers and remove the washer.
▪ I unscrewed the cap and sniffed at a minute drop of liquid - it was odourless.
▪ One man, wearing a red cap and with a knife in his mouth, was already on top of the fence.
▪ Some one inside was looking out: a tall person wearing a cap pulled low over his eyes.
▪ He was wearing a peaked cap of brown leather and a long black overcoat.
▪ Police released a composite sketch of him Saturday; in the picture, he is wearing a knit cap.
▪ He wore a cap and a longish mac done up at the neck.
▪ He wore a blue baseball cap backward and a gold hoop in his left ear.
▪ But she must wear a special cap to protect her head while she waits for more surgery.
▪ He wore a shapeless gray cap, coarse work clothes, and heavy clodhopper shoes.
▪ He won 31 caps - a record which stood for 42 years.
▪ The big defender made his international debut in 1987 under Bobby Robson, and won 66 caps.
▪ Kenny Logan won his first cap and demonstrated he is a player for the future.
▪ We were very grateful to Tim Rodber for turning out for us against Harlequins the week before he won his first cap.
▪ Falconer, who won youth and Under-21 caps with Aberdeen, could be considered for a problem role at senior international level.
▪ The first is Jim Glennon, who won half a dozen caps for Ireland in the eighties.
▪ Peter Winterbottom was winning his fiftieth cap and everyone, wanted him to lead the team out on to the field.
▪ They too have a centre who made a fine contribution on the day he won his fiftieth cap.
a feather in your cap
▪ It will be quite a feather in his cap if Cambridge win today.
▪ This'll be a feather in her cap, right enough, a princess named after her.
if the cap fits (, wear it)
put on your thinking cap
▪ Instead, put on your thinking cap, and turn those prepared ingredients into new dishes.
tip your hat/cap (to sb)
▪ And with that word of reassurance, Black tips his hat to Blue and continues on his way.
▪ Johnnie Walker tips his hat, smirks and hurries westward off the shelf.
▪ Stephen slid him a coin, the doorman tipped his hat with a smile.
▪ The watchman came out from his hut, tipped his hat, and opened the gate.
▪ Thrifty, hardworking, unemotional, they tipped their hats to no one.
▪ a nurse's cap
▪ Proposition 13 put a cap on property taxes.
▪ the lens cap for a camera
▪ Glancing towards the car park, I am transfixed by the sight of a man in a flat cap cleaning our car.
▪ No cap, no apron or anything.
▪ Only these caps with Yankees and Mets logos are hot pink and bright red, hardly the stuff of traditionalists.
▪ People get dressed up in caps and gowns.
▪ This'll be a feather in her cap, right enough, a princess named after her.
▪ Use a vacuum cleaner to remove debris from between the key caps and clean them with a suitable solution.
▪ We... arranged the violets in our caps.
▪ So thinking caps on, while the rest of us prepare to put our hands into our pockets-yet again.
▪ Willie put his gaberdine and cap on and slung his gas-mask box over his shoulder.
▪ Some extend their billed baseball caps or hunch over and have the players sign their names on the back of their shirts.
▪ The image of the planetary Atom is printed on toys and on baseball caps.
▪ Then when you sell it, you pay capital gains rates, capped at 28 percent.
▪ With these loans, the rate of interest is capped at a certain level.
▪ The most attractive remortgage deals now are for a fixed rate, a discounted rate or a capped rate.
▪ A pipe band coached by Forties platform manager Brian Lynch capped a memorable season by becoming champion of champions in their class.
▪ He is scheduled to count $ 13.35 million against Jacksonville's salary cap next season.
▪ Andersson, capped 15 times, should be eligible in the New Year after work permit formalities have been sorted out.
▪ Van Hattum has been capped more than 60 times for his country.
▪ The victory capped a tough week for second seed Edberg, who reached the final by winning three successive five-set matches.
▪ Once more, the market had wide swings, capping a week of turbulence.
▪ On Sunday, Craig Stadler won at 278, capping a week in which historic Riviera made its comeback.
▪ The museum dedication capped a week of nonstop Holocaust commemoration in the capital.
▪ The award caps an amazing 10 year streak of success for Clayton, aged 31.
▪ My flaky judgments were modest by comparison-but numerous enough to keep me hopeful of regaining the dunce cap this year.
▪ To be accepted as member there really would cap a memorable few years.
▪ The award to Chu caps a remarkable Nobel year for the Bay Area.
▪ A succession of sensational crimes has capped a 23-#year high in serious crimes.
▪ The fourth quarter capped a year in which insurers received a record 2. 7 million claims from 34 catastrophes.
▪ Because of the threat of poll tax capping this year, it was compelled to cut £5 million from its budget.
a feather in your cap
▪ It will be quite a feather in his cap if Cambridge win today.
▪ This'll be a feather in her cap, right enough, a princess named after her.
put on your thinking cap
▪ Instead, put on your thinking cap, and turn those prepared ingredients into new dishes.
▪ Payton capped the game with three baskets in the final minute.
▪ Some state colleges have capped enrollment for budgetary reasons.
▪ The chain-link fence is capped with barbed wire.
▪ The museum dedication capped a week of nonstop Holocaust commemoration in the capital.
▪ To cap it off, the last but one trap contained a ten pounder.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Regulation \Reg`u*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n.

  1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.

    The temper and regulation of our own minds.

  2. 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.

    Regulation sword, cap, uniform, etc. (Mil.), a sword, cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by the official regulations.

    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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  1. n. a tight-fitting headdress

  2. a top (as for a bottle)

  3. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive [syn: detonator, detonating device]

  4. something serving as a cover or protection

  5. a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom [syn: pileus]

  6. an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap for prices" [syn: ceiling]

  7. dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth [syn: crownwork]

  8. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature [syn: capital, chapiter]

  9. [also: capping, capped]

  1. v. lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: crest]

  2. restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"

  3. [also: capping, capped]

Cap (disambiguation)

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
Cap (crown)

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.

Cap (sport)

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 (nickname)

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.