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

Tom . . . capped the proctor with the profoundest of bows.

5. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs. Shak.

Now I have him under girdle I'll cap verses with him to the end of the chapter.

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.

(Cap), v. i. To uncover the head respectfully. Shak.

(Ca`pa*bil"i*ty) n.; pl. Capabilities

1. The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability.

A capability to take a thousand views of a subject.
H. Taylor.

2. Capacity of being used or improved.

(Ca"pa*ble) a. [F. capable, LL. capabilis capacious, capable, fr. L. caper to take, contain. See Heave.]

1. 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.

Concious of joy and capable of pain.

2. Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.

More capable to discourse of battles than to give them.

3. Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.

4. Capacious; large; comprehensive. [Obs.] Shak.

Capable is usually followed by of, sometimes by an infinitive.

Syn. — Able; competent; qualified; fitted; efficient; effective; skillful.

(Ca"pa*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being capable; capability; adequateness; competency.

(Ca*pac"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Capacified ] [L. capax, -acis, capacious + -fy.] To quality. [R.]

The benefice he is capacified and designed for.

(Ca*pa"cious) a. [L. capax, -acis, fr. capere to take. See Heave.]

1. Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.

In the capacious recesses of his mind.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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