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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cap v. t. [imp. & p. p. Capped p. pr. & vb. n. Capping.]
 1. 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.   --Derham.
 2. To deprive of cap. [Obs.]
 3. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
 4. To salute by removing the cap. [Slang. Eng.]
    Tom . . . capped the proctor with the profoundest of bows.   --Thackeray.
 5. 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.   --Dryden.
 Note:In capping verses, when one quotes a verse another must cap it by quoting one beginning with the last letter of the first letter, or with the first letter of the last word, or ending with a rhyming word, or by applying any other arbitrary rule may be agreed upon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See cap

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a tight-fitting headdress
      2: a top (as for a bottle)
      3: a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small
         amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction
         of a disrupting explosive [syn: detonator, detonating
      4: something serving as a cover or protection
      5: a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the
         top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom [syn: pileus]
      6: an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap
         for prices" [syn: ceiling]
      7: dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a
         tooth [syn: crownwork]
      8: the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
         [syn: capital, chapiter]
      v 1: lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: crest]
      2: restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number
         of people we can accept into our club"
      [also: capping, capped]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: used especially of front teeth having artificial crowns;
             "capped teeth gave her a beautiful smile"
      2: covered as if with a cap or crown especially of a specified
         kind; "cloud-capped mountains"; "snow-capped peaks"