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Dictionary definition for: Cap

1. (n) a tight-fitting headdress

2. (v) lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains"

3. (n) a top (as for a bottle)

4. (v) restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"

5. (n) a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive

6. (n) something serving as a cover or protection

7. (n) a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom

8. (n) an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap for prices"

9. (n) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth

10. (n) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

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