American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sleeveless outer garment fastened at the throat and worn hanging over the shoulders.
- n. A brightly colored cloth used in maneuvering the bull in a bullfight; a capote or muleta.
- v. To maneuver (the bull) by means of a cape in a bullfight.
- n. A point or head of land projecting into a body of water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A circular covering for the shoulders and adjacent parts, either separate or attached to the top of a garment, as that of a gown or an overcoat.
- n. A short circular garment hanging from the shoulders, worn for protection against the weather.
- n. The coping of a wall.
- n. plural Ears of corn broken off in thrashing.
- n. A piece of land jutting into a sea or a lake beyond the adjoining coast-line.
- n. [capitalized] A wine resembling sherry or canary, from the Cape of Good Hope.
- Nautical, to keep a course; head or point: as, how does she cape?
- n. In England, a judicial writ, now abolished, used in proceedings by the king or a feudal lord to recover land on the default of a tenant: called cape from its initial word. The caps magnum, or grand cape, was the writ for possession when the tenant failed to appear. The cape parvum, or petit cape, was the shorter writ issued when the plaintiff prevailed after the tenant had appeared.
- To gaze; gape.
- n. A Cape diamond.
- n. geography A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
- n. A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.
- v. nautical To head or point; to keep a course.
- v. obsolete To gape.
- v. To skin an animal, particularly a deer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.
- v. (Naut.) To head or point; to keep a course.
- n. 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.
- v. obsolete To gape.
- n. a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
- n. a strip of land projecting into a body of water
- Middle French cap, from Latin caput ("head"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English cape, partly variant of cope, cope; see cope2, and partly from Anglo-Norman cape (from Medieval Latin cāpa, variant of Late Latin cappa).Middle English cap, from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin caput, head. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“IV. iii.140 (431,3) [a small compass'd cape] A _compass'd cape_ is a round cape.”
“He thinks the cape is his enemy," explained Maria Valenzuela.”
“The next morning, he descried a promontory which he called cape Cod, and, holding his course along the coast as it stretched to the south-west, touched at two islands, the first of which he named Martha's Vineyard, and the second, Elizabeth's Island.”
“For this reason, the Flash and Batman hoodies are the closest to the costume ideal – and even the Bats hoodie suffers from the fact that the detachable cape is not integrated into the base of the hood-slash-cowl.”
“And his cape is infused with the cries of a thousand souls.”
“Also, the scene with Dick whining to Alfred about the cape is classic.”
“His cape is a fluid, swooping and flowing thing that - for the first time in video game history - actually feels like Batman's cape.”
“The pants are attached firmly and tightly to her legs, but the cape is free-flowing behind her.”
“He comes wearing his Lobot wrist controller, and his trademark cape is included in the package.”
“MICRO-THIN plastic rain cape can be folded to fit in cigarette-size package, even when wet.”
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