part of speech: noun

definition 1: a soft hat with a peak or visor but no brim.

synonyms: hat

definition 2: anything shaped like a cap that is used to cover an opening, such as a top for a bottle or tube.

synonyms: seal, top

definition 3: a dot of explosive powder contained in paper for use in a toy pistol.

phrase: cap in hand


part of speech: verb

inflections: caps, capping, capped

definition 1: to cover with a cap.

  • Don’t forget to cap the bottle when you’re done with the ketchup.

synonyms: cover, top

definition 2: to finish or complete.

  • They capped their day at the amusement park with a ride on the biggest roller coaster.

synonyms: complete, conclude, end, finish

derivations: capless (adj.), capper (n.)