Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of cap.
  • n. The act of removing one's hat as a token of respect.
  • n. rock that overlies a mineral deposit
  • n. the process of covering a borehole in order to seal an oil well
  • n. the selling of a security etc close to an expiry date
  • n. the conversion of a polyhedron into a stellated polyhedron by raising a pyramid on each face

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cover used to finish or protect anything; in building, a coping.
  • n. In mining, the rock between a vein of ore and the overlying soil.
  • n. In geology, the uppermost formation of an area, usually a more resistant stratum than those immediately underlying: sometimes used also to designate the Quaternary covering of drift or alluvium.

Etymologies

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From cap +‎ -ing.

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