cape

noun (1), often attributive
\ˈkāp \

Definition of cape 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

cape

noun (2)

Definition of cape (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of cape

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1758, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cape

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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cape

noun
\ˈkāp \

Kids Definition of cape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cape

noun

Kids Definition of cape (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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