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CAPER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does caper mean? 

CAPER (noun)
  The noun CAPER has 6 senses:

1. any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
2. pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
3. a crime (especially a robbery)
4. a playful leap or hop
5. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
6. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

  Familiarity information: CAPER used as a noun is common.


CAPER (verb)
  The verb CAPER has 1 sense:

1. jump about playfully

  Familiarity information: CAPER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAPER (noun)


Sense 1caper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("caper" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "caper"):

Capparis mitchellii; native orange (small Australian tree bearing edible dark purple fruit)

bay-leaved caper; caper tree; Capparis flexuosa (shrub or small tree of southern Florida to Central and South America)

caper tree; Capparis cynophallophora; Jamaica caper tree (shrub of southern Florida to West Indies)

Capparis arborea; native pomegranate (small Australian tree bearing edible fruit resembling the pomegranate)

Capparis spinosa; common caper (prostrate spiny shrub of the Mediterranean region cultivated for its greenish flower buds which are pickled)

Holonyms ("caper" is a member of...):

Capparis; genus Capparis (tropical or subtropical evergreen shrubs or small trees)


Sense 2caper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("caper" is a kind of...):

pickle (vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar)

Holonyms ("caper" is a part of...):

Capparis spinosa; common caper (prostrate spiny shrub of the Mediterranean region cultivated for its greenish flower buds which are pickled)


Sense 3caper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crime (especially a robbery)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

caper; job

Context example:

the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis

Hypernyms ("caper" is a kind of...):

robbery (larceny by threat of violence)


Sense 4caper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A playful leap or hop

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

capriole; caper

Hypernyms ("caper" is a kind of...):

bounce; bound; leap; leaping; saltation; spring (a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards)


Sense 5caper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

frolic; gambol; romp; caper; play

Context examples:

it was all done in play / their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly

Hypernyms ("caper" is a kind of...):

diversion; recreation (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "caper"):

word play (playing on words or speech sounds)

teasing (playful vexation)

horseplay (rowdy or boisterous play)

game (frivolous or trifling behavior)

craziness; folly; foolery; indulgence; lunacy; tomfoolery (foolish or senseless behavior)

coquetry; dalliance; flirt; flirtation; flirting; toying (playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest)


Sense 6caper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

antic; prank; joke; put-on; trick; caper

Hypernyms ("caper" is a kind of...):

diversion; recreation (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "caper"):

dirty trick (an unkind or aggressive trick)

practical joke (a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish))


CAPER (verb)


Sense 1caper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Jump about playfully

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "caper" is one way to...):

bound; jump; leap; spring (move forward by leaps and bounds)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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