cap Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "cap" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

capnoun [C]

 us   /kæp/

cap noun [C] (HAT)

a soft, light hat, esp. one with a curved part sticking out at the front: a painter’s cap My uncle must have a hundred baseball caps to choose from.

cap noun [C] (COVER)

a small lid or cover: a pen cap I can’t get the cap off this bottle. A cap is also a crown (= cover for a tooth).

cap noun [C] (EXPLOSIVE)

a small amount of explosive powder on a paper roll, used esp. in toy guns to make a loud noise

capverb [T]

 us   /kæp/ (-pp-)

cap verb [T] (LIMIT)

to put a limit on expenses or amounts charged: Our mortgage is capped for five years.
(Definition of cap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cap?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cap” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More