A woman wearing a cape.
- 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.
Origin of capeFrench from Old Provençal capa from Late Latin cappa, cape, hooded cloak
Origin of capeMiddle English and Old French from Medieval Latin caput, headland from L, head
- 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 French cape from Spanish capa ( from 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.