“Keep the caps” has become a rallying cry on the right to keep sequester spending caps in place.
Inside the guild, men in caps and long gowns sit in twos, weaving together in small rooms.
The essays read like excited missives to a friend, complete with an overreliance on all caps and WTF-style abbreviations.
Performance by Haitian Singer/Songwriter Emeline Michel Haitian Singer/Songwriter Emeline Michel caps off the summit with a song.
“America Is Open for Business” is the cover line, all in caps.
On the tops 381 of the poles were curious ornaments like caps, made of coloured cloth with flounces.
Especially in Bohemia, where many of its daughters set their caps for him.
The birds met me first, affrightened by the tossing up of caps; and by these harbingers I knew who were coming.
The caps were obtusely convex and of a grayish rufescent color.
But beyond the reach of the waves a deep mantle of white clads the forests and caps the distant peaks.
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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[all in one way or another fr cap, ''head covering'']
Fellatio; head: Give Jerry some cap (1960s+)