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Cap vs. Clap

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Capnoun

A close-fitting hat, either brimless or peaked.

‘The children were all wearing caps to protect them from the sun.’;

Clapnoun

The act of striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together.

‘He summoned the waiter with a clap.’;

Capnoun

A special hat to indicate rank, occupation etc.

Clapnoun

The explosive sound of thunder.

Capnoun

An academic mortarboard

Clapnoun

Any loud, sudden, explosive sound made by striking hard surfaces together, or resembling such a sound.

‘Off in the distance, he heard the clap of thunder.’;

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Capnoun

A protective cover or seal

‘He took the cap off the bottle and splashed himself with some cologne.’;

Clapnoun

A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.

‘His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a clap on the shoulder.’;

Capnoun

A crown for covering a tooth

‘He had golden caps on his teeth.’;

Clapnoun

A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.

Capnoun

The summit of a mountain etc.

‘There was snow on the cap of the mountain.’;

Clapnoun

(falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.

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Capnoun

An artificial upper limit or ceiling

‘We should put a cap on the salaries, to keep them under control.’;

Clapnoun

(Yorkshire) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground)

Capnoun

The top part of a mushroom

Clapnoun

Gonorrhea.

Capnoun

A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun

‘Billy spent all morning firing caps with his friends, re-enacting storming the beach at Normandy.’;

Clapverb

To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.

‘The children began to clap in time with the music.’;

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Capnoun

A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives

‘He wired the cap to the bundle of dynamite, then detonated it remotely.’;

Clapverb

To applaud.

‘The audience loudly clapped the actress, who responded with a deep curtsey.’; ‘It isn’t the singers they are clapping; it's the composer.’;

Capnoun

(slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.

Clapverb

To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.

‘He would often clap his teammates on the back for encouragement.’;

Capnoun

(soccer) An international appearance

‘Rio Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.’;

Clapverb

To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.

‘He clapped the empty glass down on the table.’; ‘She clapped the book shut.’; ‘He clapped across the floor in his boots.’;

Capnoun

(obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.

Clapverb

To come together suddenly with noise.

Capnoun

(obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.

Clapverb

To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).

‘We should clap together a shelter before nightfall.’; ‘The rival factions clapped up a truce.’;

Capnoun

(zoology) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.

Clapverb

To set or put, usually in haste.

‘The sheriff clapped him in jail.’; ‘She was the prettiest thing I'd ever clapped eyes on.’;

Capnoun

(architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.

‘the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate’;

Clapverb

To shoot (somebody) with a gun.

Capnoun

Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.

Clapverb

To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.

‘Then like a bird it sits and sings,And whets and claps its silver wings.’;

Capnoun

(nautical) A collar of iron or wood used in joining spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the end of a rope.

Clapverb

To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; - often followed by to, into, on, or upon.

‘He had just time to get in and clap to the door.’; ‘Clap an extinguisher upon your irony.’;

Capnoun

(geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.

Clapverb

To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.

Capnoun

A large size of writing paper.

‘flat cap; foolscap; legal cap’;

Clapverb

To knock, as at a door.

Capnoun

(finance) Capitalization.

Clapverb

To strike the hands together in applause.

‘Their ladies bid them clap.’;

Capnoun

(informal) An uppercase letter.

Clapverb

To come together suddenly with noise.

‘The doors around me clapped.’;

Capnoun

(electronics) capacitor

‘Parasitic caps.’;

Clapverb

To enter with alacrity and briskness; - with to or into.

Capnoun

(colloquial) A recording or screenshot.

‘Anyone have a cap of the games last night?’;

Clapverb

To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.

Capverb

(transitive) To cover or seal with a cap

Clapnoun

A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.

Capverb

(transitive) To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.

Clapnoun

A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.

‘Horrible claps of thunder.’;

Capverb

(transitive) To lie over or on top of something

Clapnoun

A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.

‘What, fifty of my followers at a clap!’;

Capverb

(transitive) To surpass or outdo

Clapnoun

A striking of hands to express approbation.

‘Unextrected claps or hisses.’;

Capverb

(transitive) To set an upper limit on something

‘cap wages.’;

Clapnoun

Noisy talk; chatter.

Capverb

(transitive) To make something even more wonderful at the end.

‘That really capped my day.’;

Clapnoun

The nether part of the beak of a hawk.

Capverb

To select a player to play for a specified side

Clapnoun

Gonorrhea.

Capverb

To shoot (someone) with a firearm.

‘If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.’;

Clapnoun

a sudden very loud noise

Capverb

to select to play for the national team.

‘Peter Shilton is the most capped English footballer.’;

Clapnoun

a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra

Capverb

To uncover the head respectfully.

Clapnoun

a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated

Capverb

To deprive of a cap.

Clapverb

put quickly or forcibly;

‘The judge clapped him in jail’;

Capverb

To convert text to uppercase.

Clapverb

cause to strike the air in flight;

‘The big bird clapped its wings’;

Capverb

(transitive) To take a screenshot or to record a copy of a video.

Clapverb

clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Capnoun

A covering for the head

Clapverb

clap one's hands together;

‘The children were clapping to the music’;

Capnoun

The top, or uppermost part; the chief.

‘Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.’;

Clapverb

strike the air in flight;

‘the wings of the birds clapped loudly’;

Capnoun

A respectful uncovering of the head.

‘He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks.’;

Clapverb

strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting

Capnoun

The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.

Clapverb

strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise;

‘clap two boards together’;

Capnoun

Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use

Capnoun

A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap.

Capverb

To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun.

‘The bones next the joint are capped with a smooth cartilaginous substance.’;

Capverb

To deprive of cap.

Capverb

To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.

Capverb

To salute by removing the cap.

‘Tom . . . capped the proctor with the profoundest of bows.’;

Capverb

To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs.

‘Now I have him under girdle I'll cap verses with him to the end of the chapter.’;

Capverb

To uncover the head respectfully.

Capnoun

a tight-fitting headdress

Capnoun

a top (as for a bottle)

Capnoun

a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive

Capnoun

something serving as a cover or protection

Capnoun

a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom

Capnoun

an upper limit on what is allowed;

‘they established a cap for prices’;

Capnoun

dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth

Capnoun

the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

Capverb

lie at the top of;

‘Snow capped the mountains’;

Capverb

restrict the number or amount of;

‘We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club’;

Capnoun

a kind of soft, flat hat without a brim and typically with a peak

‘a man wearing a raincoat and a flat cap’; ‘her cap of dark hair’;

Capnoun

a kind of soft, close-fitting head covering worn for a particular purpose

‘a bathing cap’; ‘a shower cap’;

Capnoun

a cap awarded as a sign of membership of a particular sports team, especially a national team

‘he has won three caps for Scotland’;

Capnoun

a player to whom a cap is awarded

‘a former naval officer and rugby cap’;

Capnoun

an academic mortar board

‘school-leavers in cap and gown’;

Capnoun

the top of a bird's head when distinctively coloured.

Capnoun

a protective lid or cover for an object such as a bottle, the point of a pen, or a camera lens

‘a glass bottle with a screw cap’; ‘a lens cap from a camera’;

Capnoun

an artificial protective covering for a tooth.

Capnoun

an upper limit imposed on spending or borrowing

‘he raised the cap on local authority spending’;

Capnoun

a contraceptive diaphragm.

Capnoun

the broad upper part of the fruiting body of most mushrooms and toadstools, at the top of a stem and bearing gills or pores.

Capnoun

short for percussion cap

Capnoun

short for capitalization

‘small-cap stocks’; ‘mid-cap companies’;

Capverb

put a lid or cover on

‘he capped his pen’;

Capverb

form a covering layer or topmost part of

‘snow-capped mountains’;

Capverb

put an artificial protective covering on (a tooth)

‘his smile revealed perfectly capped teeth’;

Capverb

provide a fitting climax or conclusion to

‘he capped a memorable season by becoming champion of champions’;

Capverb

follow or reply to (a story, remark, or joke) by producing a better one

‘he prayed no wit would cap his remark with some repartee’;

Capverb

place a limit or restriction on (prices, expenditure, or borrowing)

‘council budgets will be capped’;

Capverb

be chosen as a member of a particular sports team, especially a national one

‘he was capped ten times by England’;

Capverb

confer a university degree on.

Cap

A cap is a kind of soft and flat headgear, usually with a visor. Caps have crowns that fit very close to the head.

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