In sport, a cap is a metaphorical term for a player's appearance on a select team, such as a national team. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom of awarding a cap to every player in an international match of association football. In the early days of football, the concept of each team wearing a set of matching shirts had not been universally adopted, so each side would distinguish itself from the other by wearing a specific sort of cap. Contrary to popular belief, "cap" is not an acronym for Country Appearance.

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  1. A close-fitting head covering either without a brim or with a peak.
    The children were all wearing caps to protect them from the sun.
  2. A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc.
  3. An academic mortarboard
  4. A protective cover or seal
    He took the cap of the bottle and splashed himself with some cologne.
  5. A crown for covering a tooth
    He had golden caps on his teeth.
  6. The summit of a mountain etc.
    There was snow on the cap of the mountain.
  7. An artificial upper limit or ceiling
    We should put a cap on the salaries, to keep them under control.
  8. The top part of a mushroom
  9. A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun
    Billy spent all morning firing caps with his friends, re-enacting storming the beach at Normandy.
  10. A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives
    He wired the cap to the bundle of dynamite, then detonated it remotely.
  11. A bullet used to shoot someone.
  12. An international appearance
    Rio Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.
  13. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  14. A respectful uncovering of the head.
  15. The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  16. The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.
    the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate
  17. Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  18. A collar of iron or wood used in joining spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the end of a rope.
  19. A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  20. A large size of writing paper.
    flat cap; foolscap; legal cap

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Capitalization.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. An uppercase letter.


  1. To cover or seal with a cap
  2. To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.
  3. To lie over or on top of something
  4. To surpass or outdo
  5. To set an upper limit on something
    cap wages.
  6. To make something even more wonderful at the end.
    That really capped my day.
  7. To select a player to play for a specified side
  8. To shoot someone
    If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.
  9. to select to play for the national team.
    Peter Shilton is the most capped English footballer.
  10. To uncover the head respectfully.
  11. To deprive of a cap.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To convert text to uppercase.

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