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Cape Town

or Cape·town  (kāp′toun′)
The legislative capital of South Africa, in the extreme southwest part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1652 as a supply station for the Dutch East Indies Company.
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Cape Town

n
(Placename) the legislative capital of South Africa and capital of Western Cape province, situated in the southwest on Table Bay: founded in 1652, the first White settlement in southern Africa; important port. Pop: 3 740 026 (2011)
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Cape′ Town`


n.
the legislative capital of the Republic of South Africa, in the SW part: also capital of Cape of Good Hope province. 855,000.
Cape•to•ni•an (keɪpˈtoʊ ni ən) n.
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Noun1.Cape Town - port city in southwestern South Africa; the seat of the legislative branch of the government of South Africa
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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Translations

Cape Town

[ˈkeɪp ˈtaʊn] nLe Cap
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Cape Town

nCittà del Capo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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For a few seconds I wondered how he had come to live in Cape Town without my knowledge and it was only when the man in the television spoke with a Capetonian accent, that I realised that he was a doppelganger.
Dug into a sloping site, this South African home designed by Capetonian firm SAOTA frames dramatic views of the Table Mountain.
Welcome conditions for a Capetonian? "It's actually a bit cold in Cape Town, obviously with winter, so I am glad to catch some sun," he explained.
Cape Apple is a crafty natural sparkling apple spritzer with true Capetonian character.
Even in more hierarchical relationships, idioms of kinship serve to consolidate or redefine many different forms of relatedness, for example by making claims to shared moral obligations with regard to child rearing or other household responsibilities, as Andrew Spiegel demonstrates in his ethnography from a post-apartheid Capetonian shanty town.
This study included the cataloguing of a private library of a local Capetonian, Imam Manie Bassier.
An area that was, until recently, wracked with crime is now a lively, pedestrian-friendly swath lined with art spaces and enough coffee shops to make cafe-hopping a Capetonian pastime.
"Hmm," he said again (he can't very well deny that people from other in Benmore Gardens Centre with my new friend, I happened to be fresh off the plane from Cape Town, where I interviewed a young Capetonian who has just been appointed by the Paris Metro to spearhead an exciting new data integration project in France.
Installed in a museum, he became the spectacle of bemused crowds--finger-pointing schoolchildren from the townships, weeping mamas, camera-wielding American tourists, vegan Capetonian housewives--touched his bracelets and anklets, his dreadlocks, shuka and his enkamoga as if to confirm that he was not a figment of their overheated imaginations.
It's a far cry from her rural origins on a farm near Montagu, but she's stayed a Capetonian, having graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1960, where Chris Barnard was one of her final-year lecturers.
The collections presented by Nthabiseng Molefe from Durban, Capetonian Thebe Magugu and Armand Dicker and Martelle Ludik from Johannesburg so impressed the judges that they were each awarded a R10,000 cash prize and an internship with an established AFI fashion designer, as well as an opportunity to launch a capsule collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2015.
As a recently transplanted Capetonian, I've reveled in uncovering the city's gems.