Definition of cap
What does the word cap mean?
part of speech: verb transitive, intransitive
Put c. upon; (Sc Univv.) confer degree on; put percussion c. on nipple of (gun); protect (end of beam &c.) with metal &c., whence capping n.; lie on top of, crown; outdo (c. anecdote, quotation, &c., produce a better or another apposite one; c. verses, reply with one beginning with the last\'s last letter); touch or take off one\'s hat to (also intr. with to); injure at point (horse caps its hocks).
part of speech: noun
Head-dress (woman\'s, esp. of muslin &c. worn indoors, but also now, like man\'s or boy\'s, for out-door use, brimless& of cloth or soft material; c. in hand, humbly; c. fits, person feels that general remark is true of him; set one\'s c. at, try to attract as suitor); special head-dress (college or square c.; steel c., helmet; Scotch c., part of Highland costume; football c., of velvet &c., sign of inclusion in team; c. of MAINTENANCE; c. of liberty, conical, given to Roman slave on emancipation, now Republican symbol; c. & bells, jester\'s in-signia; FOOL\'s c.); caplike covering, natural (mushroom top, knee-c., &c.), or added for various purposes (windmill top, toe-c., inner watch-case; percussion c., for igniting explosive in cartridges &c.); (Naut.) doubly pierced block for lengthening mast by extra spar; conical paper bag, cornet; c.-paper, whity-brown for packing, also a size of writing-paper; c.-stone, top stone, coping. [old English]