CAP, n. 1. A part of dress made to cover the head.2. The ensign of a cardinalate.3. The top, or the uppermost; the highest.Thou art the cap of fools.4. A vessel in form of a cap.5. An act of respect, made by uncovering the head.Cap of cannon, a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep the priming dry; now called an apron.Cap of maintenance, an ornament of state, carried before the Kings of England at the coronation. It is also carried before the mayors of some cities.In ship-building, a cap is a thick strong block of wood, used to confine two masts together, when one is erected at the head of another.
CAP, VT 1. To cover the top, or end; to spread over; as, a bone is capped at the joint with a cartilaginous substance.The cloud-capped towers.2. To deprive of the cap, or take off a cap.To cap verses, is to name alternately verses beginning with a particular letter; to name in opposition or emulation; to name alternately in contest.