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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
cap
    n 1: a tight-fitting headdress
    2: a top (as for a bottle)
    3: a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount
       of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a
       disrupting explosive [syn: detonator, detonating device,
       cap]
    4: something serving as a cover or protection
    5: a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that
       forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
       [syn: cap, pileus]
    6: a protective covering that is part of a plant [syn: hood,
       cap]
    7: an upper limit on what is allowed; "he put a ceiling on the
       number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on
       salaries"; "they established a cap for prices" [syn:
       ceiling, roof, cap]
    8: (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial
       crown for a broken or decayed tooth; "tomorrow my dentist
       will fit me for a crown" [syn: crown, crownwork,
       jacket, jacket crown, cap]
    9: the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
       [syn: capital, chapiter, cap]
    v 1: lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: cap,
         crest]
    2: restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number
       of people we can accept into our club"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Regulation \Reg`u*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n.
   1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.
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            The temper and regulation of our own minds.
                                                  --Macaulay.
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   2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government;
      prescription; a regulating principle; a governing
      direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society
      or a school.
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   Regulation sword, cap, uniform, etc. (Mil.), a sword,
      cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by
      the official regulations.
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   Syn: Law; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See
        Law.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cap \Cap\ (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape,
   hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as
   Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: "Capa, quia quasi
   totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum." See 3d Cape,
   and cf. 1st Cope.]
   1. A covering for the head; esp.
      (a) One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men
          and boys;
      (b) One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants;
      (c) One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office,
          or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
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   2. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
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            Thou art the cap of all the fools alive. --Shak.
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   3. A respectful uncovering of the head.
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            He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks.
                                                  --Fuller.
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   4. (Zool.) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base
      of the bill to the nape of the neck.
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   5. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use; as:
      (a) (Arch.) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as,
          the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping,
          cornice, lintel, or plate.
      (b) Something covering the top or end of a thing for
          protection or ornament.
      (c) (Naut.) A collar of iron or wood used in joining
          spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and
          the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the
          end of a rope.
      (d) A percussion cap. See under Percussion.
      (e) (Mech.) The removable cover of a journal box.
      (f) (Geom.) A portion of a spherical or other convex
          surface.
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   6. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap;
      legal cap.
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   Cap of a cannon, a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep
      the priming dry; -- now called an apron.

   Cap in hand, obsequiously; submissively.

   Cap of liberty. See Liberty cap, under Liberty.

   Cap of maintenance, a cap of state carried before the kings
      of England at the coronation. It is also carried before
      the mayors of some cities.

   Cap money, money collected in a cap for the huntsman at the
      death of the fox.

   Cap paper.
      (a) A kind of writing paper including flat cap, foolscap,
          and legal cap.
      (b) A coarse wrapping paper used for making caps to hold
          commodities.

   Cap rock (Mining), The layer of rock next overlying ore,
      generally of barren vein material.

   Flat cap, cap See Foolscap.

   Forage cap, the cloth undress head covering of an officer
      of soldier.

   Legal cap, a kind of folio writing paper, made for the use
      of lawyers, in long narrow sheets which have the fold at
      the top or "narrow edge."

   To set one's cap, to make a fool of one. (Obs.) --Chaucer.

   To set one's cap for, to try to win the favor of a man with
      a view to marriage. [Colloq.]
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cap \Cap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Capped; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Capping.]
   1. To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a
      cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap
      upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun.
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            The bones next the joint are capped with a smooth
            cartilaginous substance.              --Derham.
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   2. To deprive of cap. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   3. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or
      consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
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   4. To salute by removing the cap. [Slang. Eng.]
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            Tom . . . capped the proctor with the profoundest of
            bows.                                 --Thackeray.
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   5. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to;
      as, to cap text; to cap proverbs. --Shak.
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            Now I have him under girdle I'll cap verses with him
            to the end of the chapter.            --Dryden.
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   Note: In capping verses, when one quotes a verse another must
         cap it by quoting one beginning with the last letter of
         the first letter, or with the first letter of the last
         word, or ending with a rhyming word, or by applying any
         other arbitrary rule may be agreed upon.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Cap \Cap\, v. i.
   To uncover the head respectfully. --Shak.
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6. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014)
CAP
       Carrierless Amplitude Phase [modulation] (ADSL, AT&T)
       

7. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014)
CAP
       Common Alerting Protocol (XML, OASIS)
       

8. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014)
CAP
       Communications-electronics Accommodation Program
       

9. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014)
CAP
       Component Approval Process
       

10. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014)
CAP
       Computer Aided Planning (CIM)
       

11. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014)
CAP
       Computer Aided Publishing
       

12. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014)
CAP
       Consistency, Availability, Partition tolerance
       

13. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)
CAP

   1.  Columbia AppleTalk Package.

   2.  Carrierless Amplitude/Phase Modulation.

   3.  Competitive Access Provider


Thesaurus Results for cap:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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