A scene; a view. Often used in combination: seascape; mindscape.
Origin of scape
- (botany) a leafless stalk growing directly out of a root
- the lowest part of an insect's antenna
- (architecture) the shaft of a column
- (architecture) The apophyge of a shaft.
From Latin scÄpus, from Ancient Greek (Doric) ÏƒÎºá¾¶Ï€Î¿Ï‚ (skÃ¢pos).
(third-person singular simple present scapes, present participle scaping, simple past and past participle scaped)
- (archaic) to escape
- (archaic) escape
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Formed by aphesis from escape.
- form, formation, shape
- scene, picture, view
- A specific type of space
Abstracted from landscape, the suffix representing Middle Dutch -schap (“-ship"), from Old Dutch -skap (“-ship"), from Proto-Germanic *-skapiz (“-ship"), from Proto-Germanic *skapaz (“shape, form"). Cognate with Modern Dutch -schap (“-ship"), German -schaft (“-ship"), Swedish -skap (“-ship"), Old English -sceap, -scipe (“-ship"). More at -ship, shape.