• To cover or seal with a cap.
  • To award a cap as a mark of distinction.
  • To lie over or on top of something.
  • To surpass or outdo.
  • To set an upper limit on something.
  • To make something even more wonderful at the end.
  • To select a player to play for a specified side.
  • To shoot (someone) with a firearm.
  • To lie; to tell a lie.
  • To select to play for the national team.
  • To salute by uncovering the head respectfully.
  • To deprive of a cap.
  • To convert text to uppercase.
  • To take a screenshot or to record a copy of a video.


  • From Middle English cappe, from Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa. cape, chape, and cope.
  • From capitalization, by shortening.
  • From capital, by shortening.
  • From capacitor, by shortening.
  • Shortening of capture.
  • Scots, probably from Old English copp ("a cup").

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