caper

  • 1 Caper — Ca per, n. [F. c[^a]pre, fr. L. capparis, Gr. ?; cf. Ar. & Per. al kabar.] 1. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper ({Capparis spinosa}), much used for pickles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 caper — CÁPER, caperi, s.m. Arbust spinos care creşte în regiunile calde ale Europei, cu flori mari albe sau roşietice (Capparis spinosa). – Din it. cappero. Trimis de valeriu, 11.02.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  cáper s. m., pl. cáperi Trimis de siveco,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 CAPER — (Heb. צָלָף; ẓalaf), the shrub Capparis spinosa, which grows wild in Israel in rocky places, as well as in old stone walls, including the Western Wall. The personal name Zalaph occurs in the Bible (Neh. 3:30). The caper s fruit, the evyonah, is… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 4 caper — caper1 [kā′pər] vi. [prob. < CAPRIOLE] to skip or jump about in a playful manner; frisk; gambol n. 1. a playful jump or leap 2. a wild, foolish action or prank ☆ 3. Slang a criminal plan or act, esp. a robbery cut a caper or cut capers …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 caper — ● caper verbe transitif Poser la cape d un cigare. ● caper (synonymes) verbe transitif Poser la cape d un cigare. Synonymes : rober caper v. tr. (Maurice) d1./d Mordre (en parlant d un chien). Le chien lui a capé le mollet …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 6 caper — ‘jump about’ [16] and the edible caper [15] are two different words. The former is a shortening of capriole ‘leap’, now obsolete except as a technical term in horsemanship, which comes via early French capriole from Italian capriola, a derivative …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 7 caper — Ⅰ. caper [1] ► VERB ▪ skip or dance about in a lively or playful way. ► NOUN 1) a playful skipping movement. 2) informal an illicit or ridiculous activity or escapade. ● cut a caper Cf. ↑cut a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 caper — ‘jump about’ [16] and the edible caper [15] are two different words. The former is a shortening of capriole ‘leap’, now obsolete except as a technical term in horsemanship, which comes via early French capriole from Italian capriola, a derivative …

    Word origins

  • 9 Caper — Ca per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Capered} p. pr. & vb. n. {capering}.] [From older capreoll to caper, cf. F. se cabrer to prance; all ultimately fr. L. caper, capra, goat. See {Capriole}.] To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Caper — Ca per, n. A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank. [1913 Webster] {To cut a caper}, to frolic; to make a sportive spring; to play a prank. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Caper — (Caperschiff, engl. Privateer, franz. Armateur), Schiffe, welche zu Kriegszeiten mit Erlaubniß des kriegführenden Staates von Privaten ausgerüstet werden, um der feindlichen Macht durch Angriffe auf ihre Kriegs od. Handelsflotte Schaden zuzufügen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Caper — Caper, ein Seemann, welcher von der Macht, der er angehört, durch ein schriftliches Zeugniß bevollmächtigt wird, ein Schiff auszurüsten und zu bewaffnen, um damit Privatleuten derjenigen Macht, welche mit der seinigen im Kriege steht, allen… …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 13 caper — [n] antic, lark escapade, gag*, gambol, high jinks*, hop, hot foot*, jest, joke, jump, leap, mischief, monkeyshines*, practical joke, prank, put on*, revel, rib*, rollick, shenanigan*, sport, stunt, tomfoolery*, trick; concept 386 caper [v]… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 Caper — Ca per, n. [D. kaper.] A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer. Wright. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 caper — n *prank, monkeyshine, antic, dido Analogous words: gamboling or gambol, rollicking or rollick, romping or romp, frolicking or frolic (see corresponding nouns under PLAY vb): skipping or skip, hopping or hop, bounding or bound (see SKIP) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 Caper — taxobox name = Caper regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Capparaceae genus = Capparis species = C. spinosa binomial = Capparis spinosa binomial authority …

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  • 17 caper — caper1 caperer, n. caperingly, adv. /kay peuhr/, v.i. 1. to leap or skip about in a sprightly manner; prance; frisk; gambol. n. 2. a playful leap or skip. 3. a prank or trick; harebrained escapade. 4. a frivolous, carefree episode or activity. 5 …

    Universalium

  • 18 caper — [[t]ke͟ɪpə(r)[/t]] capers, capering, capered 1) N COUNT: usu pl Capers are the small green buds of caper plants. They are usually sold preserved in vinegar. 2) VERB If you caper about, you run and jump around because you are happy or excited. [V… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 caper — I UK [ˈkeɪpə(r)] / US [ˈkeɪpər] noun [countable] Word forms caper : singular caper plural capers 1) a food with a strong flavour that consists of a small green flower bud preserved in salt or vinegar 2) informal an activity that is not honest or… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 CAPER — I. CAPER fluv. Laodiceam clarissimam Cariae urbem cum Lyco et Asopo amnibus alluens, Strabo, l. 12. Caprus Plinio, l. 5. c. 29. dicitur, qui etiam est Asiae minoris fluv. II. CAPER in phiala expressus, pro emblemate, inter opera Myos an Myronis,… …

    Hofmann J. Lexicon universale