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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.


Synonymsjob


Broader (hypernym)robbery

4. caper (act) a playful leap or hop


Synonymscapriole


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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