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scape

play
verb \ˈskāp\

Definition of scape

scapedscap·ing

  1. :  escape <some innocents scape not the thunderbolt — Shakespeare>



Examples of scape

  1. <the queen has vowed that none of the traitors shall scape the gallows, be their station ever so high>



Origin of scape

Middle English, short for escapen


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with scape


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scape

noun

Definition of scape

  1. 1 :  a peduncle arising at or beneath the surface of the ground in an acaulescent plant (as the tulip); broadly :  a flower stalk

  2. 2 :  the shaft of an animal part (as an antenna or feather)



Origin of scape

Latin scapus shaft, stalk — more at shaft


First Known Use: 1601


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scape

noun

Definition of scape

  1. :  a view or picture of a scene —usually used in combination <cityscape>



Origin of scape

landscape


First Known Use: 1773

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