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Regulation \Reg`u*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n.
     1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated. [1913 Webster]

              The temper and regulation of our own minds.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school. [1913 Webster]

     {Regulation sword}, {cap}, {uniform}, etc. (Mil.), a sword, cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by the official regulations. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: {Law}; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See {Law}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cap \Cap\ (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: "Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum." See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st {Cope}.]
     1. A covering for the head; esp.
        (a) One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys; (b) One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants; (c) One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal. [1913 Webster]

     2. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
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              Thou art the cap of all the fools alive. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. A respectful uncovering of the head.
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              He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks.
                                                    --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Zool.) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck. [1913 Webster]

     5. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use; as: (a) (Arch.) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate. (b) Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament. (c) (Naut.) 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. (d) A percussion cap. See under {Percussion}. (e) (Mech.) The removable cover of a journal box. (f) (Geom.) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface. [1913 Webster]

     6. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap. [1913 Webster]

     {Cap of a cannon}, a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep the priming dry; -- now called an apron.

     {Cap in hand}, obsequiously; submissively.

     {Cap of liberty}. See {Liberty cap}, under {Liberty}.

     {Cap of maintenance}, a cap of state carried before the kings of England at the coronation. It is also carried before the mayors of some cities.

     {Cap money}, money collected in a cap for the huntsman at the death of the fox.

     {Cap paper}.
        (a) A kind of writing paper including flat cap, foolscap, and legal cap. (b) A coarse wrapping paper used for making caps to hold commodities.

     {Cap rock} (Mining), The layer of rock next overlying ore, generally of barren vein material.

     {Flat cap}, cap See {Foolscap}.

     {Forage cap}, the cloth undress head covering of an officer of soldier.

     {Legal cap}, a kind of folio writing paper, made for the use of lawyers, in long narrow sheets which have the fold at the top or "narrow edge."

     {To set one's cap}, to make a fool of one. (Obs.) --Chaucer.

     {To set one's cap for}, to try to win the favor of a man with a view to marriage. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cap \Cap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Capped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Capping}.]
     1. To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun. [1913 Webster]

              The bones next the joint are capped with a smooth cartilaginous substance.              --Derham. [1913 Webster]

     2. To deprive of cap. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     3. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity. [1913 Webster]

     4. To salute by removing the cap. [Slang. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

              Tom . . . capped the proctor with the profoundest of bows.                                 --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     5. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Now I have him under girdle I'll cap verses with him to the end of the chapter.            --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     Note: In capping verses, when one quotes a verse another must cap it by quoting one beginning with the last letter of the first letter, or with the first letter of the last word, or ending with a rhyming word, or by applying any other arbitrary rule may be agreed upon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cap \Cap\, v. i.
     To uncover the head respectfully. --Shak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

CAP
         Carrierless Amplitude Phase [modulation] (ADSL, AT&T)


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CAP
         Common Alerting Protocol (XML, OASIS)


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CAP
         Communications-electronics Accommodation Program


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CAP
         Computer Aided Planning (CIM)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

CAP
         Component Approval Process


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CAP
         Computer Aided Publishing


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

CAP
         Consistency, Availability, Partition tolerance


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301 Moby Thesaurus words for "cap":
     Balmoral, Dutch cap, Panama, Panama hat, Salvation Army bonnet, Stetson, acme, apex, apogee, ascender, astrakhan, back, balaclava helmet, baseball cap, bastard type, beany, beard, bearskin, beaver, befog, belly, beret, best, better, bevel, bewilder, black letter, blanket, blasting cap, boater, body, bonnet, boot, bowler, bracket capital, brass hat, breech, brow, busby, button up, calash, campaign hat, cap, capital, capote, capsheaf, caput, carry to completion, case, castor, ceil, chapeau, chapeau bras, clean up, climax, cloak, cloche, close out, close up, cloud nine, coat, cob, cock-and-pinch, coif, complete, conclude, confound, confuse, consummate, cork, cornice, counter, cover, coverchief, coxcomb, crest, crown, culmen, culminate, culmination, derby, descender, detonating powder, detonator, dome, edge, electric detonator, em, en, end, exceed, excel, exploder, extreme limit, extremity, face, fantail, fat-faced type, feet, fez, finalize, finish, finish off, finish up, font, frock, frost, fulminating mercury, fuse, get done, get it over, get through, get through with, give in kind, go one better, gown, groove, handkerchief, hard hat, hat, head, headcloth, headdress, headgear, heading, headpiece, headtire, headwear, heaven, heavens, height, helmet, high noon, highest pitch, highest point, homburg, hood, ice, improve on, italic, jacket, jockey cap, kaffiyeh, kelly, kepi, kerchief, leghorn, letter, lex talionis, lid, ligature, limit, logotype, lower case, majuscule, mantle, match, maximum, mercury fulminate, meridian, millinery, minuscule, mobcap, mop up, mortarboard, mountaintop, ne plus ultra, nick, nightcap, no place higher, noon, opera hat, operculum, outshine, outstrip, outtop, outweigh, overarch, overbalance, overbear, overcast, overcome, overlay, overpass, overseas cap, overspread, overtop, pass, peak, peaked cap, percussion cap, perfect, perplex, pi, pica, picture hat, pillbox, pinhead, pinnacle, pitch, pith hat, pith helmet, plug, point, poke, pole, porkpie, pose, predominate, preponderate, prevail, primacord, primer, priming, print, puggree, repay in kind, return the compliment, return the like, ridge, roman, roof, roof in, round out, rumal, sailor, sans serif, scraper, script, seventh heaven, shank, shirt, shoe, shoulder, shovel hat, silk hat, skullcap, sky, slouch hat, small cap, small capital, snood, sock, sombrero, spire, squib, stamp, stem, stocking, stopper, stovepipe, stumble, summit, sun hat, sun helmet, sunbonnet, sundown, surmount, surpass, tam, ten-gallon hat, terminate, tin hat, tip, tip-top, top, top hat, top off, top out, topee, topknot, topper, tower above, tower over, transcend, trilby, trump, turban, type, type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry, tyrolean hat, upmost, upper case, upper extremity, uppermost, utmost, vertex, very top, wide-awake, wimple, wind up, wind-cutter, wrap up, yarmulka, zenith


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