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NIGHTCAP

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nightcap mean? 

NIGHTCAP (noun)
  The noun NIGHTCAP has 3 senses:

1. an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic
2. a cloth cap worn in bed
3. the final game of a double header

  Familiarity information: NIGHTCAP used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIGHTCAP (noun)


Sense 1nightcap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

drink (a single serving of a beverage)


Sense 2nightcap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cloth cap worn in bed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

cap (a tight-fitting headdress)

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

gown; night-robe; nightdress; nightgown; nightie (lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women)


Sense 3nightcap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The final game of a double header

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

game (a single play of a sport or other contest)

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

double feature; doubleheader; twin bill (two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day))


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