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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


Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure

Part meronymfungus

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


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.


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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