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English noun: caper

1. caper (plant) any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis

Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub

Narrower (hyponym)bay-leaved caper, caper tree, caper tree, Capparis arborea, Capparis cynophallophora, Capparis flexuosa, Capparis mitchellii, Capparis spinosa, common caper, Jamaica caper tree, native orange, native pomegranate

Member meronymCapparis, genus Capparis

2. caper (food) pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces

Broader (hypernym)pickle

Part meronymCapparis spinosa, common caper

3. caper (act) a crime (especially a robbery)

SamplesThe gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis.


Broader (hypernym)robbery

4. caper (act) a playful leap or hop


Broader (hypernym)bounce, bound, leap, leaping, saltation, spring

5. caper (act) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

SamplesIt was all done in play.
Their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly.

Synonymsfrolic, gambol, play, romp

Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation

Narrower (hyponym)coquetry, craziness, dalliance, flirt, flirtation, flirting, folly, foolery, game, horseplay, indulgence, lunacy, teasing, tomfoolery, toying, word play

6. caper (act) a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Synonymsantic, joke, prank, put-on, trick

Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation

Narrower (hyponym)dirty trick, practical joke

English verb: caper

1. caper (motion) jump about playfully

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)bound, jump, leap, spring

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