Also, cap it all off. Finish or complete something, as in To cap it all off they served three kinds of dessert.
Surpass or outdo something, as in This last story of Henry’s caps them all. Both usages employ cap in the sense of “topping” something. [ First half of 1800s ]
Armor. an iron skullcap worn by medieval archers. Heraldry. a representation of a hood, sometimes used as a mantling.
Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Auriga. Contemporary Examples The YouTube Music Awards Were Alarmingly Strange and Epically Cool Kevin Fallon November 3, 2013 Backstreet’s Back! The Backstreet Boys on 20 Years, New Album, BSB Cruise, and More Marlow Stern June 27, 2013 Viral Video of the Day: ‘Lion King’ Cast Takes Broadway to […]
noun (formerly, in South Africa) a racial classification under apartheid for people of mixed ethic origin Historical Examples Antony Gray,–Gardener Leslie Moore
a river in SW Canada and the NW United States, flowing S and W from SE British Columbia through Washington along the boundary between Washington and Oregon and into the Pacific. 1214 miles (1955 km) long. Cape, a cape on the N coast of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada, in the Arctic Ocean: northernmost point of […]