a type of soft flat hat with a peak (= a hard curved part sticking out in front). Caps are worn especially by men and boys, often as part of a uniform.
a school cap
usually in compounds
a soft hat that fits closely and is worn for a particular purpose
a shower cap
a soft hat with a square flat top worn by some university teachers and students at special ceremonies
a cap given to sb who is chosen to play for a school, country, etc.; a player chosen to play for their country, etc.
He won his first cap (= was first chosen to play) for England against France.
There are three new caps in the side.
a cover or top for a pen, bottle, etc.
a lens cap
limit on money
an upper limit on an amount of money that can be spent or borrowed by a particular institution or in a particular situation
The government has placed a cap on local council spending.
in toy guns
a small paper container with explosive powder inside it, used especially in toy guns
to ask sb for sth, especially money, in a very polite way that makes you seem less important
if you feel that a remark applies to you, you should accept it and take it as a warning or criticism
I didn't actually say that you were lazy, but if the cap fits…
an action that you can be proud of
This idiom comes from the Native American custom of giving a feather to sb who had been very brave in battle.
to cover the top or end of sth with sth
mountains capped with snow
to limit the amount of money that can be charged for sth or spent on sth
a capped mortgage
to say or do sth that is funnier, more impressive, etc. than sth that has been said or done before
What an amazing story. Can anyone cap that?
to put an artificial covering on a tooth to make it look more attractive
He's had his front teeth capped.
to choose sb to play in their country's national team for a particular sport
He has been capped more than 30 times for Wales.
used to introduce the final piece of information that is worse than the other bad things that you have just mentioned
These are all words for a cover for a container.
a cover over a container that can be removed or opened by turning or lifting it
a jar with a tight-fitting lid
a thing that you put over the end of sth such as a pen or bottle in order to close it
a small round object made of cork or plastic that is used for closing bottles, especially wine bottles
(often in compounds) a top for a pen or a protective cover for sth such as the lens of a camera
a round piece of material that you put into a hole in order to block it; a flat round rubber or plastic thing that you put into the hole of a sink in order to stop the water from flowing out
a bath plug
In American English, the word plug is also used to mean a stopper.
a bottle with a glass plug
an object that fits into the top of a bottle to close it
a bottle with a glass stopper