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Cape

 (kāp) or Cape of
For names of actual capes, see the specific element of the names; for example, Hatteras, Cape; Good Hope, Cape of. Other geographic names beginning with Cape are entered under Cape; for example, Cape Town, South Africa; Cape York Peninsula.

cape 1

 (kāp)
n.
1. A sleeveless outer garment fastened at the throat and worn hanging over the shoulders.
2. A brightly colored cloth used in maneuvering the bull in a bullfight; a capote or muleta.
tr.v. caped, cap·ing, capes
To maneuver (the bull) by means of a cape in a bullfight.

[Middle French cape, from Spanish capa (from Late Latin cappa).]

cape 2

 (kāp)
n. Abbr. C.
A point or head of land projecting into a body of water.

[Middle English cap, from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

cape

(keɪp)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a sleeveless garment like a cloak but usually shorter
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a strip of material attached to a coat or other garment so as to fall freely, usually from the shoulders
[C16: from French, from Provençal capa, from Late Latin cappa; see cap]

cape

(keɪp)
n
(Physical Geography) a headland or promontory
[C14: from Old French cap, from Old Provençal, from Latin caput head]

Cape

(keɪp)
n
1. (Placename) the SW region of South Africa, in Western Cape province
2. (Placename) See Cape of Good Hope

cape1

(keɪp)

n.
a sleeveless garment of variable length, fastened at the neck and falling loosely from the shoulders, worn separately or attached to another garment.
[1350–1400; Old English -cāp (see cope2), reinforced by Sp capa < Late Latin cappa hooded cloak, cope2]

cape2

(keɪp)

n.
1. a piece of land jutting into the sea or some other large body of water; point; headland.
[1350–1400; Middle English cap < Middle French < Old Provençal < Vulgar Latin *capum, for Latin caput head]

cape

(kāp)
A point of land projecting into a body of water.

cape

A pointed mass of land jutting into the sea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cape - a strip of land projecting into a body of watercape - a strip of land projecting into a body of water
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
spit, tongue - a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
2.cape - a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shortercape - a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
chlamys - a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece
cloak - a loose outer garment
mantelet, mantilla - short cape worn by women
pelisse - a sleeveless cape that is lined or trimmed with fur
tippet - a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends; often consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten

cape

noun headland, point, head, peninsula, ness (archaic), promontory voyages of exploration round the Cape
Translations
رأس أرضي داخِلِ البحررِداءٌ بِدونِ أكْمام
myspelerína
forbjergkapkappenæs
kabo
niemekeniemiviitta
rt
höfîislá
apmetniszemesrags
pelerína

cape

1 [keɪp]
A. N (Geog) → cabo m
the Cape (= Cape Province) → la provincia del Cabo; (= Cape of Good Hope) → el Cabo de Buena Esperanza
B. CPD Cape Canaveral NCabo m Cañaveral
Cape Cod NCape Cod
Cape Coloureds NPL personas de padres racialmente mixtos (que habitan en la provincia del Cabo)
cape honeysuckle Nmadreselva f siempreviva, bignonia f del Cabo
Cape Horn NCabo m de Hornos
Cape of Good Hope NCabo m de Buena Esperanza
Cape Province NProvincia f del Cabo
Cape Town NEl Cabo, Ciudad f del Cabo
Cape Verde Islands NPLIslas fpl de Cabo Verde

cape

2 [keɪp] N (= garment) → capa f; (short) → capotillo m, esclavina f; [of policeman, cyclist] → chubasquero m (Bullfighting) → capote m

cape

[ˈkeɪp] n
(= garment) → cape f
(= headland) → cap mCape Canaveral [ˈkeɪp kəˈnævərəl] nCap CanaveralCape gooseberry [ˈkeɪp] ngroseille f du Cap

Cape

:
Cape Canaveral
nKap Canaveral nt
Cape Cod
nCape Cod nt
Cape Coloured
nFarbige(r) mf, → Gemischtrassige(r) mf
cape gooseberry
nKapstachelbeere f, → Physalis f
Cape Horn
nKap ntHoorn
Cape of Good Hope
nKap ntder guten Hoffnung

Cape

:
Cape Town
nKapstadt nt
Cape Verde Islands
plKapverdische Inseln pl, → Kapverden pl

cape

1
nCape nt, → Umhang m, → Pelerine f (old)

cape

2
n (Geog) → Kap nt

cape

1 [keɪp] n (Geog) → capo

cape

2 [keɪp] n (garment) → cappa, mantello; (of policeman, cyclist) → mantella

cape1

(keip) noun
a long, loose, sleeveless outer garment hanging from the shoulders and fastening at the neck. a waterproof cycling cape.

cape2

(keip) noun
a headland sticking out into the sea. The fishing-boat rounded the cape; Cape Breton.
References in classic literature ?
It was somewhere near the Cape - THE Cape being, of course, the Cape of Good Hope, the Cape of Storms of its Portuguese discoverer.
Lay from Cape Somerset to Singapore direct, keeping highest levels.
The members of the Cape Pleasant Club were easygoing refugees from other and more exacting clubs, men who pottered rather than raced round the links; men, in short, who had grown tired of having to stop their game and stand aside in order to allow perspiring experts to whiz past them.
He might have carried him round by the way of the Cape of Good Hope.
On another occasion, when seventeen miles off Cape Corrientes, I had a net overboard to catch pelagic animals.
I remembered what Silver had said about the current that sets northward along the whole west coast of Treasure Island, and seeing from my position that I was already under its influence, I preferred to leave Haulbowline Head behind me and reserve my strength for an attempt to land upon the kindlier-looking Cape of the Woods.
The capador stepped to the side, with a twirl of the cape eluding the bull and spreading the cape on his own shoulders.
He was a native of Cape Cod; and hence, according to local usage, was called a Cape-Cod-man.
We left this island early the next morning, and soon came in sight of Cape Gardafui, so celebrated heretofore under the name of the Cape of Spices, either because great quantities were then found there, or from its neighbourhood to Arabia the Happy, even at this day famous for its fragrant products.
The 3rd of July we were at the opening of the Straits of Magellan, level with Cape Vierges.
The Resolute plunged along rapidly toward the Cape of Good Hope, the weather continuing fine, although the sea ran heavier.
She got up to rouse herself, and slipped off her plaid and the cape of her warm dress.