- The definition of a cape is piece of land that sticks into the water.
An example of a cape is the piece of land just north of Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts.
- A cape is defined as a piece of clothing without any sleeves that's worn over the shoulders and attaches at the front of the neck.
An example of a cape is what Superman wears to help him fly.
A woman wearing a cape.
Origin of capeFrench ; from Old ProvenÃ§al capa ; from Late Latin cappa, cape, hooded cloak
- Cape of Good Hope
- Cape of Good Hope Province
- Cape Cod
- A sleeveless outer garment fastened at the throat and worn hanging over the shoulders.
- A brightly colored cloth used in maneuvering the bull in a bullfight; a capote or muleta.
transitive verbcaped, cap·ing, capes
Origin of capeMiddle English cape, partly variant of cope, cope; see cope2, and partly from Anglo-Norman cape (from Medieval Latin cāpa, variant of Late Latin cappa).
Origin of capeMiddle English cap, from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.
or Cape of
- A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.
(third-person singular simple present capes, present participle caping, simple past and past participle caped)
- (nautical) To head or point; to keep a course.
- The ship capes southwest by south.
- To skin an animal, particularly a deer.