AskDefine | Define capping

Dictionary Definition

capping (See cap)


1 a tight-fitting headdress
2 a top (as for a bottle)
3 a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive [syn: detonator, detonating device]
4 something serving as a cover or protection
5 a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom [syn: pileus]
6 an upper limit on what is allowed; "they established a cap for prices" [syn: ceiling]
7 dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth [syn: crownwork]
8 the upper part of a column that supports the entablature [syn: capital, chapiter]


1 lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: crest]
2 restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club" [also: capping, capped]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of cap


  1. rock that overlies a mineral deposit
  2. the process of covering a borehole in order to seal an oil well
  3. the selling of a security etc close to an expiry date
  4. the conversion of a polyhedron into a stellated polyhedron by raising a pyramid on each face

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capping in Catalan: Cap
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capping in Dutch: Cap
capping in Japanese: CAP
capping in Polish: CAP
capping in Portuguese: CAP
capping in Slovak: Cap
capping in Finnish: CAP
capping in Contenese: Cap

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