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
To maneuver (the bull) by means of a cape in a bullfight.
Origin: 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).
noun Abbr. C.
A point or head of land projecting into a body of water.
Origin: Middle English cap, from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.
or Cape of
For names of actual capes, see the specific element of the names, for example, Hatteras, Cape; Good Hope, Cape of. Other geographic names beginning with Cape are entered under Cape, for example, Cape Coral, Florida; Cape York Peninsula.