a strip of land projecting into a body of water
a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.
To head or point; to keep a course.
The ship capes southwest by south.
To skin an animal, particularly a deer.
Origin: cap, from caput.
a piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland
to head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south
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
Origin: [See Gape.]
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
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.]
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
A neck in the sea. CAPER A foot in the air.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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.
The numerical value of cape in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of cape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of cape in a Sentence
Cape Cod.Read More was shocking.
Living in Cova da Moura is just like living in Cape Verde.
As far as we're concerned, Cape Town's still business as usual.
As far as we’re concerned, Cape Town’s still business as usual.
The Cape Fear sample also had higher levels of chromium, lead, manganese and selenium.
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- нос, пелеринаBulgarian
- cap, capaCatalan, Valencian
- Kap, CapeGerman
- kabo, manteloEsperanto
- cabo, capaSpanish
- neem, peleriin, keepEstonian
- niemeke, niemi, viittaFinnish
- cap, capeFrench
- ceap, cleòcScottish Gaelic
- capo, cappa, mantellinaItalian
- 岬, ケープJapanese
- nuukKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 갑, 곶, 岬Korean
- promunturium, cappa, promontoriumLatin
- kūrae, tūpuniMāori
- tanah penganjur, tanjungMalay
- kaap, mantelDutch
- kapp, capeNorwegian
- cabo, capaPortuguese
- promontoriu, cap, capăRomanian
- пелерина, мыс, накидкаRussian
- rt, ртSerbo-Croatian
- kap, cape, slängkappaSwedish
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