Similarly, his call for capping spending at 20 percent of GDP also would mean deep cuts in safety-net programs.
capping off a fashion week unusually weighed down by real-world concerns—as in, will anyone actually buy these clothes?
The Obama budget does raise taxes on the wealthy by capping their deductions—which is one reason Democrats should rally to it.
And they will be prohibited from capping how much coverage one person can get in a lifetime.
The U.S. added 195,000 new jobs in June, capping off a surprisingly strong spring.
There being no hope of capping this climax they got down to business and surrendered Nicola in a wink.
It is the capping climax of the whole revelation of God's Word.
And then, capping the first pang of his disappointment, a kind of anger seized him.
Then it became eleven, and Crook was tired of it, and made the capping move in his bluff.
It had started to rain slightly, and the light fitful wind was capping the waves with froth, but the tide was coming in.
late Old English cæppe "hood, head-covering, cape," from Late Latin cappa "a cape, hooded cloak" (source of Spanish capa, Old North French cape, French chape), possibly a shortened from capitulare "headdress," from Latin caput "head" (see head (n.)).
Meaning "women's head covering" is early 13c. in English; extended to men late 14c. Figurative thinking cap is from 1839 (considering cap is 1650s). Of cap-like coverings on the ends of anything (e.g. hub-cap) from mid-15c. Meaning "contraceptive device" is first recorded 1916. That of "cap-shaped piece of copper lined with gunpowder and used to ignite a firearm" is c.1826; extended to paper version used in toy pistols, 1872 (cap-pistol is from 1879).
The Late Latin word apparently originally meant "a woman's head-covering," but the sense was transferred to "hood of a cloak," then to "cloak" itself, though the various senses co-existed. Old English took in two forms of the Late Latin word, one meaning "head-covering," the other "ecclesiastical dress" (see cape (n.1)). In most Romance languages, a diminutive of Late Latin cappa has become the usual word for "head-covering" (e.g. French chapeau).
c.1400, "to put a cap on," from cap (n.). Meaning "cover as with s cap" is from c.1600. Figurative sense of "go one better" is from 1580s. Related: Capped; capping.
A protective cover or seal, especially one that closes off an end or a tip and that resembles a close-fitting head covering.
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applejack cap, gimme cap
[all in one way or another fr cap, ''head covering'']
Fellatio; head: Give Jerry some cap (1960s+)