Origin of capeFrench from Old Provençal capa from Late Latin cappa, cape, hooded cloak
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 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.
- The length from Cape Teulada in the S.W.
- C. wardi and the Cape G.
- A very refined modification of the Cape machine is described by A.
- Between the Swan and North-West Cape the principal rivers are the Greenough, Murchison and Gascoyne; on the north-west coast, the Ashburton, Fortescue and De Grey; and in the Kimberley district, the Fitzroy, Panton, Prince Regent and the Ord.
- The electric lamp a gives illumination of the webs in a dark field, nearly in the manner described for the Cape transit circle micrometer; the intensity of illumination is regulated by a carbon-resistance controlled by the screw b.