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Definition 1: a tight-fitting headdress - [noun denoting artifact]

(cap is a kind of ...) clothing for the head

(... is a kind of cap ) a cap that is wrapped around by a turban and worn by Muslim religious elders

(... is a kind of cap ) a cap with a flat circular top and a visor

(... is a kind of cap ) close-fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800

(... is a kind of cap ) large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women

(... is a kind of cap ) an academic cap with a flat square with a tassel on top

(... is a kind of cap ) a cloth cap worn in bed

(... is a kind of cap ) a woman's cap with two long flaps pinned on

(... is a kind of cap ) a cap worn by sailors

(... is a kind of cap ) a tight cap worn to keep hair dry while showering

(... is a kind of cap ) a close-fitting woolen cap; often has a tapering tail with a tassel

(... is a kind of cap ) rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head

(... is a kind of cap ) a woolen cap of Scottish origin

(... is a kind of cap ) a knitted dark blue wool cap worn by seamen in cold or stormy weather

(... is a kind of cap ) a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face

(... is a kind of cap ) a Scottish cap with straight sides and a crease along the top from front to back; worn by Highlanders as part of military dress

(... is a kind of cap ) a brimless dark blue Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume on one side

(... is a kind of cap ) a cap with a bill

(... is a kind of cap ) a tight-fitting cap that keeps hair dry while swimming

(... is a kind of cap ) a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth

(... is a kind of cap ) a child's tight-fitting cap; often ties under the chin

(... is a kind of cap ) a stiff cap with ridges across the crown; worn by Roman Catholic clergy

(... is a kind of cap ) a high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus

(... is a kind of cap ) a flat woolen cap with a stiff peak

(... is a kind of cap ) a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red

(... is a kind of cap ) a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back

(... is a kind of cap ) a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown

(... is a kind of cap ) a wedge-shaped wool or cotton cap; worn as part of a uniform

(... is a kind of cap ) a magical cap that secures whatever one wishes for

(cap is a part of ...) one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm

Definition 2: the upper part of a column that supports the entablature - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cap in the sense of this definition

(cap is a kind of ...) the upper part of anything

"the mower cuts off the tops of the grass" "the title should be written at the top of the first page"

(... is part of cap) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

Definition 3: a top (as for a bottle) - [noun denoting artifact]

(cap is a kind of ...) covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)

"he removed the top of the carton" "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle" "put the cover back on the kettle"

(... is a kind of cap ) a cap that seals a bottle

(... is a kind of cap ) a flexible cap on a baby's feeding bottle or pacifier

(... is a kind of cap ) cap on the opening in the top of a radiator through which a coolant liquid can be added

Definition 4: something serving as a cover or protection - [noun denoting artifact]

(cap is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of cap ) the cap of the distributor that holds in place the wires from the distributor to the spark plugs

(... is a kind of cap ) a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting

(... is a kind of cap ) cap that fits over the hub of a wheel

(... is a kind of cap ) cap used to keep lens free of dust when not in use

(... is a kind of cap ) a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container

Definition 5: (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown

Synonyms for cap in the sense of this definition

(cap is a kind of ...) a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth

(cap belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

Definition 6: a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cap in the sense of this definition

(cap is a kind of ...) device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

(... is a kind of cap ) a small tube filled with detonating substances; used to detonate high explosives

(... is a kind of cap ) a detonator that explodes when struck

Definition 7: an upper limit on what is allowed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where cap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him
  • there was a roof on salaries
  • they established a cap for prices

Synonyms for cap in the sense of this definition

(cap is a kind of ...) the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

"they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"

(... is a kind of cap ) a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions

Definition 8: a protective covering that is part of a plant - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for cap in the sense of this definition

(cap is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

(... is part of cap) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Definition 9: a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cap in the sense of this definition

(cap is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is part of cap) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

Definition 10: restrict the number or amount of - [verb of change]

Samples where cap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club

(cap is a kind of ...) restrict or confine within limits

"I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" "please confine your questions to the topic" "our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"

Definition 11: lie at the top of - [verb of stative]

Samples where cap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Snow capped the mountains

Synonyms for cap in the sense of this definition

(cap is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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