Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sleeveless outer garment fastened at the throat and worn hanging over the shoulders.
  • noun A brightly colored cloth used in maneuvering the bull in a bullfight; a capote or muleta.
  • transitive verb To maneuver (the bull) by means of a cape in a bullfight.
  • noun A point or head of land projecting into a body of water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • Nautical, to keep a course; head or point: as, how does she cape?
  • noun 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.
  • noun A short circular garment hanging from the shoulders, worn for protection against the weather.
  • noun The coping of a wall.
  • noun plural Ears of corn broken off in thrashing.
  • noun A piece of land jutting into a sea or a lake beyond the adjoining coast-line.
  • noun [capitalized] A wine resembling sherry or canary, from the Cape of Good Hope.
  • To gaze; gape.
  • noun A Cape diamond.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb (Naut.) To head or point; to keep a course.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a large and powerful buffalo of South Africa (Bubalus Caffer). It is said to be the most dangerous wild beast of Africa. See Buffalo, 2.
  • noun See Jasmine.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a petrel (Daptium Capense) common off the Cape of Good Hope. It is about the size of a pigeon.
  • noun [Eng.] wine made in South Africa.
  • noun the Cape of Good Hope, in the general sense of the southern extremity of Africa. Also used of Cape Horn, and, in New England, of Cape Cod.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To gape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geography A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
  • noun A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.
  • verb nautical To head or point; to keep a course.
  • verb obsolete To gape.
  • verb To skin an animal, particularly a deer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
  • noun a strip of land projecting into a body of water

Etymologies

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

[Middle English cape, partly variant of cope, cope; see cope, and partly from Anglo-Norman cape (from Medieval Latin cāpa, variant of Late Latin cappa).]

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle French cap, from Latin caput ("head").

Examples

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  • Capa (clothes), cabo (geology) // Similar meaning (clothes): cloak and robe // WordReference

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