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cape

noun, often attributive \ ˈkāp \

Definition of cape

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


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cape

noun

Definition of cape

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


CAPE Defined for Kids

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cape

noun \ ˈkāp \

Definition of cape for Students

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

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cape

noun

Definition of cape for Students

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


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