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scape 1

1. Botany A leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground, as in the tulip.
2. Biology A stalklike part, such as a feather shaft or the first segment of an insect's antenna.
3. Architecture The shaft of a column.

[Latin scāpus, stalk, perhaps from Greek skāpos.]

scape 2

v. & n. Archaic
Variant of escape.

scape 3

A scene; a view. Often used in combination: seascape; mindscape.

[From landscape.]


1. (Botany) a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers
2. (Zoology) zoology a stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect's antenna
[C17: from Latin scāpus stem, from (Doric) Greek skapos; see shaft]
ˈscapose adj


(skeɪp) or


vb, n
an archaic word for escape



1. a leafless flower stalk rising from the ground.
2. Archit. the shaft of a column.
[1595–1605; < Latin scāpus stalk < Doric Greek skâpos, akin to Attic skêptron staff, scepter]



n., v.t., v.i. scaped, scap•ing.


a combining form extracted from landscape, with the meaning “an extensive view, scenery,” or “a picture or representation” of such a view, as specified by the initial element: cityscape; moonscape.


Past participle: scaped
Gerund: scaping

I scape
you scape
he/she/it scapes
we scape
you scape
they scape
I scaped
you scaped
he/she/it scaped
we scaped
you scaped
they scaped
Present Continuous
I am scaping
you are scaping
he/she/it is scaping
we are scaping
you are scaping
they are scaping
Present Perfect
I have scaped
you have scaped
he/she/it has scaped
we have scaped
you have scaped
they have scaped
Past Continuous
I was scaping
you were scaping
he/she/it was scaping
we were scaping
you were scaping
they were scaping
Past Perfect
I had scaped
you had scaped
he/she/it had scaped
we had scaped
you had scaped
they had scaped
I will scape
you will scape
he/she/it will scape
we will scape
you will scape
they will scape
Future Perfect
I will have scaped
you will have scaped
he/she/it will have scaped
we will have scaped
you will have scaped
they will have scaped
Future Continuous
I will be scaping
you will be scaping
he/she/it will be scaping
we will be scaping
you will be scaping
they will be scaping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scaping
you have been scaping
he/she/it has been scaping
we have been scaping
you have been scaping
they have been scaping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scaping
you will have been scaping
he/she/it will have been scaping
we will have been scaping
you will have been scaping
they will have been scaping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scaping
you had been scaping
he/she/it had been scaping
we had been scaping
you had been scaping
they had been scaping
I would scape
you would scape
he/she/it would scape
we would scape
you would scape
they would scape
Past Conditional
I would have scaped
you would have scaped
he/she/it would have scaped
we would have scaped
you would have scaped
they would have scaped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scape - erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulipscape - erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
peduncle - stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
2.scape - (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
upright, vertical - a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
References in classic literature ?
Scape, lately admitted partner into the great Calcutta House of Fogle, Fake, and Cracksman, in which poor Scape had embarked seventy thousand pounds, the earnings of a long and honourable life, taking Fake's place, who retired to a princely park in Sussex (the Fogles have been long out of the firm, and Sir Horace Fogle is about to be raised to the peerage as Baron Bandanna)--admitted, I say, partner into the great agency house of Fogle and Fake two years before it failed for a million and plunged half the Indian public into misery and ruin.
Walter Scape was withdrawn from Eton and put into a merchant's house.
Nor did ISRAEL scape Th' infection when their borrow'd Gold compos'd The Calf in OREB: and the Rebel King Doubl'd that sin in BETHEL and in DAN, Lik'ning his Maker to the Grazed Ox, JEHOVAH, who in one Night when he pass'd From EGYPT marching, equal'd with one stroke Both her first born and all her bleating Gods.
Nor was his name unheard or unador'd In ancient Greece; and in AUSONIAN land Men call'd him MULCIBER; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry JOVE Sheer o're the Chrystal Battlements: from Morn To Noon he fell, from Noon to dewy Eve, A Summers day; and with the setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On LEMNOS th' AEGAEAN Ile: thus they relate, Erring; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before; nor aught avail'd him now To have built in Heav'n high Towrs; nor did he scape By all his Engins, but was headlong sent With his industrious crew to build in hell.
the economic housing arm of Ayala Land, opens Amaia Scapes Cabuyao, its third and newest project in the province of Laguna.
Epiderma layer of scapes is composed of small and square shaped cells in all taxa.
Ongoing at the University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas in Iloilo is Scapes, a group exhibit of artworks depicting landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes.
Use a sharp knife to cut off the scapes at the base of the curl, but don't discard this tasty bonus crop.
INGREDIENTS 11/4lbs (500g) lean ground turkey 2 to 3 garlic scapes, minced (about 1/4 cup/57g) 1 tablespoon (15ml) extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp (3g) ground cumin 1 tsp (6g) salt 1 tsp (6g) freshly ground black pepper 4 brioche rolls, halved Gruyere cheese slices 2 ripe avocados, pitted and sliced Mustard greens METHOD LIGHT a charcoal grill and allow the coals to turn ashy and white.
Although Appadurai's theory of scapes does not refer to any centre/ periphery framework but is explicitly built against such models, the term "heritage-scape" might seem problematic when used in the singular since it alludes almost inevitably to a unitary reference which includes paradigms, taxonomies, technologies, experts and administrative procedures historically and geographically located in Europe and put into practice elsewhere at least since colonial times.
I love to draw city scapes and forest scapes, influenced by the mountains in the Rhondda.