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cape

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noun, often attributive \ˈkāp\

Definition of cape

  1. 1 :  a point or extension of land jutting out into water as a peninsula or as a projecting point

  2. 2 often capitalized :  cape cod cottage



Origin and Etymology of cape

Middle English cap, from Anglo-French cape, from Old Occitan cap, from Latin caput head — more at head


First Known Use: 14th century


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cape

noun

Definition of cape

  1. 1 :  a sleeveless outer garment or part of a garment that fits closely at the neck and hangs loosely over the shoulders

  2. 2 :  the short feathers covering the shoulders of a fowl — see duck illustration



Origin and Etymology of cape

probably from Spanish capa cloak, from Late Latin cappa head covering, cloak


First Known Use: 1758


CAPE Defined for Kids

1

cape

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noun \ˈkāp\

Definition of cape for Students

  1. :  a point of land that juts out into the sea or into a lake




2

cape

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noun

Definition of cape for Students

  1. :  a sleeveless garment worn so as to hang over the shoulders, arms, and back





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