scape

verb
\ ˈskāp How to pronounce scape (audio) \
scaped; scaping

Definition of scape

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: escape some innocents scape not the thunderbolt— William Shakespeare

scape

noun (1)

Definition of scape (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a peduncle arising at or beneath the surface of the ground in an acaulescent plant (such as the tulip) broadly : a flower stalk
2 : the shaft of an animal part (such as an antenna or feather)

scape

noun (2)

Definition of scape (Entry 3 of 3)

: a view or picture of a scene usually used in combination cityscape

Examples of scape in a Sentence

Verb the queen has vowed that none of the traitors shall scape the gallows, be their station ever so high

First Known Use of scape

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scape

Verb

Middle English, short for escapen

Noun (1)

Latin scapus shaft, stalk — more at shaft

Noun (2)

landscape

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“Scape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scape. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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