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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcapcap1 /kæp/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 baseball_hat.jpg hatHAT a) DCCa type of flat hat that has a curved part sticking out at the front, and is often worn as part of a uniform 🔊 a baseball cap 🔊 old men in flat caps 🔊 a chauffeur’s peaked cap b) DCCa covering that fits very closely to your head 🔊 a swimming cap 🔊 a shower cap c) a type of simple hat that fits very closely to your head, worn especially by women in the past 🔊 a white lace cap2 fountain_pen.jpg coveringTOP/COVERING a protective covering that you put on the end or top of an object syn top 🔊 Make sure you put the cap back on the pen. 🔊 a bottle cap3 limitLIMIT an upper limit that is put on the amount of money that someone can earn, spend, or borrow 🔊 a cap on local council spending4 sport British English a) if a sportsperson wins a cap or is given a cap, he or she is chosen to play for their country 🔊 He won his first England cap against Wales in 1994. b) a sportsperson who has played for his or her country 🔊 Mason is one of two new caps in the team.5 DHTsmall explosiveEXPLOSIVE a small paper container with explosive inside it, used especially in toy guns6 sexSEXSYMB a contraceptive made of a round piece of rubber that a woman puts inside her vagina syn diaphragm7 → go cap in hand (to somebody) → flat cap, ice cap, kneecap, mob cap, skull cap, toecap, → a feather in your cap at feather1(2), → if the cap fits (, wear it) at fit1(8), → put your thinking cap on at thinking1(3)COLLOCATIONStypes of cap a baseball cap (=that people wear for baseball and for fashion)He was wearing a sweater and a baseball cap.a flat cap (also a cloth cap) British English (=made of cloth with a stiff piece that sticks out at the front)We saw an old man in a jacket and a brown flat cap.a peaked cap (=worn as part of a uniform)She wore a sailor's peaked cap.a swimming/bathing capA swimming cap will stop you getting your hair wet.a shower cap (=worn to keep your hair dry when having a shower)There was a little bag containing soap, shampoo and a shower cap.verbswear a capHe was wearing a baseball cap.put on/take off/remove your capHe opened the door, took off his cap, and threw it on a hook.
Examples from the Corpus
cap• Proposition 13 put a cap on property taxes.• Glancing towards the car park, I am transfixed by the sight of a man in a flat cap cleaning our car.• This'll be a feather in her cap, right enough, a princess named after her.• People get dressed up in caps and gowns.• Use a vacuum cleaner to remove debris from between the key caps and clean them with a suitable solution.• the lens cap for a camera• No cap, no apron or anything.• We... arranged the violets in our caps.• a nurse's cap• Only these caps with Yankees and Mets logos are hot pink and bright red, hardly the stuff of traditionalists.