7 letter word starting with cap

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
capping present participle & vb. noun of Cap
capable adjective Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault., Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations., Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will., Capacious; large; comprehensive.
capapie adverb From head to foot; at all points.
caparro noun A large South American monkey (Lagothrix Humboldtii), with prehensile tail.
capcase noun A small traveling case or bandbox; formerly, a chest.
capelan noun See Capelin.
capelin noun A small marine fish (Mallotus villosus) of the family Salmonidae, very abundant on the coasts of Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, and Alaska. It is used as a bait for the cod.
capella noun A brilliant star in the constellation Auriga.
capelle noun The private orchestra or band of a prince or of a church.
capered imp. & past participle of Caper
caperer noun One who capers, leaps, and skips about, or dances.
capital noun Of or pertaining to the head., Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment., First in importance; chief; principal., Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation; as, Washington and Paris are capital cities., Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song., The head or uppermost member of a column, pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts, abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and Column., The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis., Money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See Capital stock, under Capital, a., That portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production., Anything which can be used to increase one’s power or influence., An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts., A chapter, or section, of a book., See Capital letter, under Capital, a.
capitol The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met., The edifice at Washington occupied by the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which the legislature of State holds its sessions; a statehouse.
capling noun The cap or coupling of a flail, through which the thongs pass which connect the handle and swingel.
caponet noun A young capon.
capouch noun & verb t. Same as Capoch.
cappeak noun The front piece of a cap; — now more commonly called visor.
caprate noun A salt of capric acid.
caprice verb i. An abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion., See Capriccio.
caprine adjective Of or pertaining to a goat; as, caprine gambols.
caproic adjective See under Capric.
capsize verb t. & i. To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body., An upset or overturn.
capstan noun A vertical cleated drum or cylinder, revolving on an upright spindle, and surmounted by a drumhead with sockets for bars or levers. It is much used, especially on shipboard, for moving or raising heavy weights or exerting great power by traction upon a rope or cable, passing around the drum. It is operated either by steam power or by a number of men walking around the capstan, each pushing on the end of a lever fixed in its socket.
capsule noun a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the seeds, as, the capsule of the poppy, the flax, the lily, etc., A small saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier., a small, shallow, evaporating dish, usually of porcelain., A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed., A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint; as, the capsule of the lens of the eye. Also, a capsulelike organ., A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle., A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.
captain noun A head, or chief officer, The military officer who commands a company, troop, or battery, or who has the rank entitling him to do so though he may be employed on other service., An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army., By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain., The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel., One in charge of a portion of a ship’s company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc., The foreman of a body of workmen., A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat’s crew; the captain of a football team., A military leader; a warrior., To act as captain of; to lead., Chief; superior.
caption noun A caviling; a sophism., The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process., That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it was taken, found, or executed., The heading of a chapter, section, or page.
captive noun A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another., One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated., Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement., Subdued by love; charmed; captivated., Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours., To take prisoner; to capture.
capture noun The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal., The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction., The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey., To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.
capulet noun Same as Capellet.
capulin noun The Mexican cherry (Prunus Capollin).