capping capping  /ˈkæ pɪŋ/


  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. The World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies produced astonishing twin images of heroism and destruction, capping a year full of photos that were truly unforgettable.
  2. Tort reform like capping malpractice awards could help.
  3. Unlike capping, it cannot be used on the biting surface of the back teeth, where great strength is needed to take the punishment of chewing.


  1. Italy overhaul Japan to reach Confederation Cup semis

    By Andrew Downie RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) - Substitute Sebastian Giovinco tapped in a late goal to secure Italy a thrilling 4-3 win over Japan on Wednesday and a semi-final berth in the Confederations Cup. Giovinco slotted home the winner in the 86th minute after latching onto a cross in the area, capping a pulsating contest that saw the Azzurri edge ahead with three consecutive goals after ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. In South America, Volleyball finds success and fun outside of comfort zone

    Seven months after capping the 2012 season with a surprise run to the program’s first-ever NCAA semifinals, the Michigan volleyball team found themselves in foreign territory once again. This time, it truly was foreign. After its surprise run to Louisville, Ky., the Wolverines traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first stop on their 13-day tour of Argentina and Brazil. read more
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Michigan Daily

  3. Southern Wells looks at capping transfers

    The Southern Wells schools might start capping the number of out-of-district students they accept, if school board members approve a policy introduced Tuesday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bluffton News-Banner


  1. "But, beyond that photo," Emanuel explained, "there's really a substance here that matters. That's clearly a PR mistake, but he's made a number of those mistakes. What's important is: are we capping the well? Are we capturing the oil? Are we...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Rahm Emanuel Source: ABC News (blog)

  2. "Look at the shot Sergio hit in the playoff," Goydos said. "I got beat. I played good golf. That doesn't mean you win. There's no defense. I can't tackle the little guy. There's no knee-capping. You have to accept the guy beat me. They key is...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Paul Goydos Source: WTOP

  3. "I know from my conversations with BP that they want to play the fullest possible part in capping the well, in dealing with the clean-up and, yes, in paying compensation to the hotel owners and the fishermen and others who have suffered,"...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: The Guardian

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