Civil Air Patrol.
Common Agricultural Policy: a coordinated system established in 1960 by the European Economic Community for stabilizing prices of farm products of its member countries.
computer-aided publishing.
Stock Exchange. convertible adjustable preferred (stock).
a covering for the head, esp a small close-fitting one made of cloth or knitted
such a covering serving to identify the wearer’s rank, occupation, etc: a nurse’s cap
something that protects or covers, esp a small lid or cover: lens cap
an uppermost surface or part: the cap of a wave

See percussion cap
a small amount of explosive enclosed in paper and used in a toy gun

(sport, mainly Brit)

an emblematic hat or beret given to someone chosen for a representative team: he has won three England caps
a player chosen for such a team

the upper part of a pedestal in a classical order
the roof of a windmill, sometimes in the form of a dome
(botany) the pileus of a mushroom or toadstool

money contributed to the funds of a hunt by a follower who is neither a subscriber nor a farmer, in return for a day’s hunting
a collection taken at a meet of hounds, esp for a charity


the natural enamel covering a tooth
an artificial protective covering for a tooth

See Dutch cap (sense 2)
an upper financial limit
a mortarboard when worn with a gown at an academic ceremony (esp in the phrase cap and gown)

the cloud covering the peak of a mountain
the transient top of detached clouds above an increasing cumulus

cap in hand, humbly, as when asking a favour
(Brit) if the cap fits, the allusion or criticism seems to be appropriate to a particular person
set one’s cap for, set one’s cap at, (of a woman) to be determined to win as a husband or lover
verb (transitive) caps, capping, capped
to cover, as with a cap: snow capped the mountain tops
(informal) to outdo; excel: your story caps them all, to cap an anecdote
to cap it all, to provide the finishing touch: we had sun, surf, cheap wine, and to cap it all a free car
(sport, Brit) to select (a player) for a representative team: he was capped 30 times by Scotland
to seal off (an oil or gas well)
to impose an upper limit on the level of increase of (a tax, such as the council tax): rate-capping
(hunting) to ask (hunt followers) for a cap
(mainly Scot & NZ) to award a degree to
Common Agricultural Policy: (in the EU) the system for supporting farm incomes by maintaining agricultural prices at agreed levels

Mister; sir •Used in direct address to a man one wishes to flatter (1840s+)

To buy narcotics; cop: I capped me some more pot (1950s+ Narcotics)
To open or use a capsule of narcotics; bust a cap (1950s+ Narcotics)

To best or outdo, esp with a funnier joke, stranger story, etc; top: She told a lie that capped mine (1940s+)
To shoot; kill by shooting •Compare bust a cap: I should just cap you right now/ I think I’m going to cap myself today (1960s+)
CAP ON someone (1980s+ Teenagers)

Capricornus (constellation)
Civil Air Patrol
carcinoma of prostate
community-acquired pneumonia
computer-aided publishing

cap and gown
cap in hand
cap it all


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