Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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. Population: 2,890,000.

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  • proper n. The legislative capital of South Africa.

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  • n. port city in southwestern South Africa; the seat of the legislative branch of the government of South Africa

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Examples

  • Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world.

    World's Most Beautiful Cities

  • You set off from Marina Del Ray, you went to the Port of Spain, you went through Cape Town, which is in Africa, Cocos Keeling, Australia.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2009

  • Many white South Africans are returning home, an unprecedented tourism boom is underway and property prices are rising sharply in places like Cape Town, which is now getting its due as a city in the same league as Sydney and San Francisco.

    The Country Of Good Hope

  • We visited a shanty town in Cape Town, which is like a ghetto, but far worse.

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  • On a converted parking lot at Shepperton, the crew has built an entire village of trailers, dubbed Cape Town, where chemists and costume artists churn out neoprene-and-foam-latex Batsuits by the bushel.

    BAT OUT OF HELL

  • But news of his death trickled to us in Cape Town, which is a testament to the international appeal of hip-hop.

    Casanegra

  • This is a similar set up to that of Cape Town, which is run by the DA's Helen Zille.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Hlophe was recently been accused of calling a Cape Town lawyer a

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Hlophe was recently accused of calling a Cape Town lawyer Joshua

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Responsible Gambling Programme's (NRGP) addiction treatment centre at the Kenilworth Clinic, near Cape Town, which is also the national headquarters for the NRGP's treatment and counselling network and helpline.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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