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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 guns 6 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
capProposition 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 cameraNo cap, no apron or anything.We... arranged the violets in our caps.a nurse's capOnly these caps with Yankees and Mets logos are hot pink and bright red, hardly the stuff of traditionalists.