cap cap  /ˈkæp/


  1. (n) a tight-fitting headdress
  2. (n) a top (as for a bottle)
  3. (n) a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
  4. (n) something serving as a cover or protection
  5. (n) a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
  6. (n) a protective covering that is part of a plant
  7. (n) an upper limit on what is allowed
  8. (n) (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
  9. (n) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
  10. (v) lie at the top of
  11. (v) restrict the number or amount of


  1. Screwcapped wines are quickly gaining popularity, and it's got cork producers coming up with new ways to stay on top.
  2. On day two of a Greenland expedition, a PTI reporter finds doing ice-core science on the ice cap is grueling, exacting work, but life at the campsite is just the opposite.
  3. With cap-and-trade programs, governments limit the level of carbon that can be emitted by an industry.


  1. Three Large-Cap Dividend Dynamos for a Long-Term Portfolio

    Three Large-Cap Dividend Dynamos for a Long-Term Portfolio        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. NBA Salary Cap Chat With Larry Coon 6/14/13

    Larry Coon the noted author of the CBAFAQ, will answer your Salary Cap and Collective Bargaining Agreement questions. Larry will answers your questions about the Salary Cap, NBA trades and the new CBA at 3:00pm
    on June 15, 2013     Source: HoopsWorld

  3. Goldman Small Cap Research Issues Research Report on PetroTech Oil and Gas, Inc.

    Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, has initiated research coverage of PetroTech Oil and Gas, Inc. , an emerging oil and gas firm specializing ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "This is not a cap. The people of the Gulf have my commitment that BP will meet its obligations to them," Obama said.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Province

  2. "You look at the teams that have an awful lot of cap space, there could be a lot of power shifting in this league," Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis said.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Kurt Rambis Source: The Associated Press

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