The Alternative Tagalog Dictionary: kapal

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Entry definition

kapal etymology From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Indonesian tebal, Malay tebal).
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. thickness
verb: {{head}}
  1. to grow thicker Kumakapal ang alikabok sa mesa nang nakaliligtaan na itong linisin. -- The dust on the table thickens as it is being forgotten to clean.
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. thickness Makapal ang tela ng damit kaya mainit ang pakiramdam kapag isinuot ito. -- The shirt's fabric is thick hence wearing it feels hot.
  2. (colloquial) Being too cocky to the point of criticizing bluntly. Ang kapal talaga ng hayop na yun! -- That pig is so full of himself!

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