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Cap vs. Thimble

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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.’;

Thimblenoun

(sewing) A pitted, now usually metal, cap for the fingers, used in sewing to push the needle.

Capnoun

A special hat to indicate rank, occupation etc.

Thimblenoun

A similarly shaped socket in machinery.

Capnoun

An academic mortarboard

Thimblenoun

A thimbleful.

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Capnoun

A protective cover or seal

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

Thimblenoun

(nautical) A ring of metal or rope used in a ship's rigging; it is a protection against chafing.

Capnoun

A crown for covering a tooth

‘He had golden caps on his teeth.’;

Thimblenoun

A kind of cap or cover, or sometimes a broad ring, for the end of the finger, used in sewing to protect the finger when pushing the needle through the material. It is usually made of metal, and has upon the outer surface numerous small pits to catch the head of the needle.

Capnoun

The summit of a mountain etc.

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

Thimblenoun

Any thimble-shaped appendage or fixure.

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Capnoun

An artificial upper limit or ceiling

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

Thimblenoun

A ring of thin metal formed with a grooved circumference so as to fit within an eye-spice, or the like, and protect it from chafing.

Capnoun

The top part of a mushroom

Thimblenoun

as much as a thimble will hold

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.’;

Thimblenoun

a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container

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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.’;

Thimble

A thimble is a small pitted cup worn on the finger that protects it from being pricked or poked by a needle while sewing. The Old English word þȳmel, the ancestor of thimble, is derived from Old English þūma, the ancestor of the English word ‘thumb’.

Capnoun

(slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.

Capnoun

(soccer) An international appearance

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

Capnoun

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

Capnoun

(obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.

Capnoun

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

Capnoun

(architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.

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

Capnoun

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

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.

Capnoun

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

Capnoun

A large size of writing paper.

‘flat cap; foolscap; legal cap’;

Capnoun

(finance) Capitalization.

Capnoun

(informal) An uppercase letter.

Capnoun

(electronics) capacitor

‘Parasitic caps.’;

Capnoun

(colloquial) A recording or screenshot.

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

Capverb

(transitive) To cover or seal with a cap

Capverb

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

Capverb

(transitive) To lie over or on top of something

Capverb

(transitive) To surpass or outdo

Capverb

(transitive) To set an upper limit on something

‘cap wages.’;

Capverb

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

‘That really capped my day.’;

Capverb

To select a player to play for a specified side

Capverb

To shoot (someone) with a firearm.

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

Capverb

to select to play for the national team.

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

Capverb

To uncover the head respectfully.

Capverb

To deprive of a cap.

Capverb

To convert text to uppercase.

Capverb

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

Capnoun

A covering for the head

Capnoun

The top, or uppermost part; the chief.

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

Capnoun

A respectful uncovering of the head.

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

Capnoun

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

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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