capcap1 /kæp/ ●●●S3 noun [countable]1hatHATa)DCCa type of flathat that has a curved part sticking out at the front, and is often worn as part of a uniforma baseball capold men in flat capsa chauffeur’s peaked capb)DCCa covering that fits very closely to your heada swimming capa shower capc)a type of simple hat that fits very closely to your head, worn especially by women in the pasta white lace cap2coveringTOP/COVERING a protective covering that you put on the end or top of an objectSYN topMake sure you put the cap back on the pen.a bottle cap3limitLIMIT an upperlimit that is put on the amount of money that someone can earn, spend, or borrowa cap on local council spending4sport British Englisha)if a sportspersonwins a cap or is given a cap, he or she is chosen to play for their countryHe won his first England cap against Wales in 1994.b)a sportsperson who has played for his or her countryMason is one of two new caps in the team.5DHTsmall explosiveEXPLOSIVE a small papercontainer with explosiveinside it, used especially in toyguns6sexSEXSYMB a contraceptive made of a round piece of rubber that a woman puts inside her vaginaSYN diaphragm7 →go cap in hand (to somebody) →flat cap, ice cap, kneecap, mob cap, skull cap, toecap, → a feather in your capat feather1(2), → if the cap fits (, wear it)at fit1(8), → put your thinking cap onat thinking1(3)COLLOCATIONStypes of cap a baseball cap (=that people wear for baseball and for fashion)He was wearing a sweater and a baseball cap.a flat cap (also a cloth cap) British English (=made of cloth with a stiff piece that sticks out at the front)We saw an old man in a jacket and a brown flat cap.a peaked cap (=worn as part of a uniform)She wore a sailor's peaked cap.a swimming/bathing capA swimming cap will stop you getting your hair wet.a shower cap (=worn to keep your hair dry when having a shower)There was a little bag containing soap, shampoo and a shower cap.verbswear a capHe was wearing a baseball cap.put on/take off/remove your capHe opened the door, took off his cap, and threw it on a hook.
cap• The museumdedicationcapped a week of nonstopHolocaustcommemoration in the capital.• Some state colleges have capped enrollment for budgetaryreasons.• To cap it off, the last but one trapcontained a ten pounder.• Payton capped the game with three baskets in the finalminute.• The chain-link fence is capped with barbed wire.CAP, thethe CAPCAP, the /ˌsiː eɪ ˈpiː/(the Common Agricultural Policy) a system of laws arranged by the EuropeanUnion to control the production of food and other farmcrops. It set limits on how much farmers can grow, and provided them with financialsupport. The CAP has often been criticized as a wasteful use of European Union money, and some people think it has given a lot of money to rich farmers who do not need it.From King Business DictionaryCAPCAPECONOMICSabbreviation for COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICYcapcap /kæp/ verb (capped, capping) [transitive]1ECONOMICS to put a limit on the amount of money that can be charged or spentThe total annual fee is capped at 1.5%.Up to 150 local government jobs could go if the Council has its spending capped by the new Home Secretary.2BANKING to put a limit on the amount of interest that can be charged on a loan, however much interest ratesriseannual rate increases capped at two percentage points —capping noun [uncountable]Councillor Carr has warned that services will suffer as a result of capping. —cap noun [countable]The administration has put a cap on domestic spending.The banks were instructed to put a cap on credit card interest rates.→ See Verb tableOrigincap1(900-1000)Late Latincappa“covering for the head, cloak”, perhaps from Latincaput“head”