What does cape mean?

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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

Wiktionary

  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

  5. Origin: [See Gape.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cape

    kāp, n. a covering for the shoulders attached as a tippet to a coat or cloak: a sleeveless cloak. [O. Fr. cape—Low L. cappa.]

  2. Cape

    kāp, n. a head or point of land running into the sea: a headland: a wine produced in Cape Colony.—v.i. (naut.) to keep a course.—The Cape, for the Cape Colony. [Fr. cap—L. caput, the head.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CAPE

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cape

    A projecting point of land jutting out from the coast-line; the extremity of a promontory, of which last it is the secondary rank. It differs from a headland, since a cape may be low. The Cape of Good Hope is always familiarly known as "The Cape." Cape was also used for a rhumb-line.

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  1. APEC

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cape in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cape in a Sentence

  1. Megan McGuire:

    Cape Cod.Read More was shocking.

  2. Francisco Fortes:

    Living in Cova da Moura is just like living in Cape Verde.

  3. Alon Lits:

    As far as we're concerned, Cape Town's still business as usual.

  4. Alon Lits:

    As far as we’re concerned, Cape Town’s still business as usual.

  5. Donna Lisenby:

    The Cape Fear sample also had higher levels of chromium, lead, manganese and selenium.

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