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English noun: cap

1. cap (artifact) a tight-fitting headdress


Broader (hypernym)headdress, headgear


Narrower (hyponym)balaclava, balaclava helmet, Balmoral, baseball cap, bathing cap, beret, berretta, biggin, biretta, birretta, bluebonnet, calpac, calpack, cloth cap, cockscomb, coonskin, coonskin cap, coxcomb, fez, flat cap, garrison cap, Glengarry, golf cap, jockey cap, kalansuwa, kalpac, kepi, liberty cap, mobcap, mortarboard, nightcap, overseas cap, peaked cap, pinner, sailor cap, service cap, shower cap, ski cap, skullcap, stocking cap, swimming cap, tam, tam-o'-shanter, tammy, tarboosh, toboggan cap, watch cap, wishing cap, yachting cap


Part holonymearflap, earlap

2. cap (artifact) a top (as for a bottle)


Broader (hypernym)cover, top


Narrower (hyponym)bottlecap, nipple, radiator cap

3. cap (artifact) a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive


Synonymsdetonating device, detonator


Broader (hypernym)explosive device


Narrower (hyponym)blasting cap, percussion cap

4. cap (artifact) something serving as a cover or protection


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering


Narrower (hyponym)collet, distributor cap, ferrule, hubcap, lens cap, lens cover, thimble

5. cap (plant) a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom


Synonymspileus


Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure


Part meronymfungus

6. cap (object) a protective covering that is part of a plant


Synonymshood


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering


Part meronymflora, plant, plant life

7. cap (communication) an upper limit on what is allowed


SamplesHe put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him.
There was a roof on salaries.
They established a cap for prices.


Synonymsceiling, roof


Broader (hypernym)control


Narrower (hyponym)glass ceiling

8. cap (artifact) (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth


SamplesTomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown.


Synonymscrown, crownwork, jacket, jacket crown


Broader (hypernym)dental appliance


Domain categorydental medicine, dentistry, odontology

9. cap (artifact) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature


Synonymscapital, chapiter


Broader (hypernym)top


Part meronymcolumn, pillar


English verb: cap

1. cap (stative) lie at the top of


SamplesSnow capped the mountains.


Synonymscrest


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lie

2. cap (change) restrict the number or amount of


SamplesWe had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)circumscribe, confine, limit









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