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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a sleeveless garment of variable length, fastened at the neck and falling loosely from the shoulders, worn separately or attached to another garment.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of cape:

1350–1400; OE -cāp (see cope2), reinforced by Sp capa < LL cappa hooded cloak, cope2


  1. a piece of land jutting into the sea or some other large body of water; point; headland.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. Ref: capeskin.

Origin of cape:

1350–1400; ME cap < MF < OPr < VL *capum, for L caput head

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cape, ness(noun)

    a strip of land projecting into a body of water

  2. cape, mantle(noun)

    a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cape(noun)ɪp

    a piece of loose clothing worn over the shoulders

    Superman's cape

  2. capeɪp

    a piece of land surrounded on three sides by water

    Cape Horn


  1. cape(Noun)

    A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.

  2. cape(Verb)

    To head or point; to keep a course.

    The ship capes southwest by south.

  3. cape

    To skin an animal, particularly a deer.

  4. Origin: cap, from caput.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cape(noun)

    a piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland

  2. Cape(verb)

    to head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south

  3. Cape(noun)

    a sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. See Cloak

  4. Cape(verb)

    to gape


  1. Cape

    A cape is any sleeveless outer garment, such as a poncho, but usually it is a long garment that covers only the back half of the wearer, fastening around the neck. Capes were common in medieval Europe, especially when combined with a hood in the chaperon, and have had periodic returns to fashion, for example, in nineteenth century Europe. Roman Catholic clergy wear a type of cape known as a ferraiolo, which is worn for formal events outside of a liturgical context. The cope is a liturgical vestment in the form of a cape. Capes are often highly decorated with elaborate embroidery. Capes remain in regular use as rain wear in various military units and police forces, for example in France. A gas cape was a voluminous military garment designed to give rain protection to someone wearing the bulky gas masks used in twentieth century wars. In fashion, the word cape usually refers to a shorter garment and cloak to a full-length version of the different types of garment, though the two terms are sometimes used synonymously for full-length coverings. The fashion cape does not cover the front to any appreciable degree. In raingear, a cape is usually a long and roomy protective garment worn to keep one dry in the rain.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CAPE

    A neck in the sea. CAPER A foot in the air.

Anagrams of CAPE

  1. APEC

  2. EPCA

  3. PACE

Translations for CAPE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a headland sticking out into the sea

The fishing-boat rounded the cape; Cape Breton.

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