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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In the early morning light he could see that she wore a black cape over a dark red dress.
▪ After handing it to me Janir turned and sprinted after the other kids, his black cape trailing behind him.
▪ Players wore black Stetsons, black capes.
▪ So he dons black cape and mask and finds romance and adventure as El Zerro!
▪ The old man, shrouded in his black cape, was more silent than usual.
▪ The black cape was already moving away.
▪ At least the Archbishop was wrapped in his black cape.
▪ Until then, drivers had to wear protective capes. 3.
▪ He never wore swirling capes or giant fedoras.
▪ She wore a cape of white feathers that she slowly removed to reveal her nakedness.
▪ MacFadyen was killed by a nurse with blonde hair wearing a cape.
▪ But it does have an intelligent cast and none of them wear capes.
▪ In the early morning light he could see that she wore a black cape over a dark red dress.
▪ That night she was perched on her stool wearing her cape trimmed with marabou over the dress.
▪ a black cape with a red stripe down the back
▪ Capo Boi, a small cape tucked into the eastern curve of the bay, is certainly one of the loveliest.
▪ I unfastened my cape and laid it across my suitcases.
▪ My intention was to stand off and on the cape until the head wind changed.
▪ Players wore black Stetsons, black capes.
▪ So he dons black cape and mask and finds romance and adventure as El Zerro!
▪ Their word for this cape was Bourani.
▪ Two bedroom cape with add-on potential.
▪ Until then, drivers had to wear protective capes. 3.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cape \Cape\, v. i. [See Gape.] To gape. [Obs.]


Cape \Cape\ (k[=a]p), n. [F. cap, fr. It. capo head, cape, fr. L. caput heat, end, point. See Chief.] A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.

Cape buffalo (Zo["o]l.) a large and powerful buffalo of South Africa ( Bubalus Caffer). It is said to be the most dangerous wild beast of Africa. See Buffalo, 2.

Cape jasmine, Cape jessamine. See Jasmine.

Cape pigeon (Zo["o]l.), a petrel ( Daptium Capense) common off the Cape of Good Hope. It is about the size of a pigeon.

Cape wine, wine made in South Africa [Eng.]

The Cape, the Cape of Good Hope, in the general sense of the southern extremity of Africa. Also used of Cape Horn, and, in New England, of Cape Cod.


Cape \Cape\, v. i. (Naut.) To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.


Cape \Cape\, n. [OE. Cape, fr. F. cape; cf. LL. cappa. See Cap, and cf. 1st Cope, Chape.] A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. See Cloak.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

garment, late Old English capa, cæppe, from Late Latin cappa "hooded cloak" (see cap (n.)). The modern word and meaning ("sleeveless cloak") are a mid-16c. reborrowing from French cape, from Spanish, in reference to a Spanish style.


"promontory," late 14c., from Middle French cap "cape; head," from Latin caput "headland, head" (see capitulum). The Cape of Good Hope in southern Africa has been the Cape since 1660s. Sailors called low cloud banks that could be mistaken for landforms on the horizon Cape fly-away (1769).


Etymology 1 n. (context geography English) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland. Etymology 2

n. A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. vb. 1 (context nautical English) To head or point; to keep a course. 2 (context obsolete English) To gape. 3 To skin an animal, particularly a deer.

  1. n. a strip of land projecting into a body of water [syn: ness]

  2. a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter [syn: mantle]

Cape (geography)

In geography, a cape is a headland or a promontory of large size extending into a body of water, usually the sea. A cape usually represents a marked change in trend of the coastline. Their proximity to the coastline makes them prone to natural forms of erosion, mainly tidal actions. This results in capes having a relatively short geologic lifespan. Capes can be formed by glaciers, volcanoes, and changes in sea level. Erosion plays a large role in each of these methods of formation.

Cape (disambiguation)

A cape is a sleeveless outer garment, which drapes the wearer's back and fastens at the neck.

Cape, the Cape, or CAPE may also refer to:

Cape (surname)

Cape is the surname of:

  • Jack Cape (1911-1994), English footballer
  • Joey Cape (born 1966), American singer, songwriter and producer
  • Safford Cape (1906-1973), American conductor and musicologist
  • Thomas Cape (1868-1947), English Member of Parliament

A cape is a sleeveless outer garment, which drapes the wearer's back, arms and chest, and fastens at the neck.

Cape (writ)

In old British law, a cape was a judicial writ concerning a plea of lands and tenements; so called, as most writs are, from the word which carried the chief intention of the writ.

The writ was divided into cape magnum, or the grand cape, and cape parvum, or the petit cape. While they were alike in their effect, as to taking hold of immovable things, they differed in the following circumstances: first, in that the cape magnum lay before, and the cape parvum after; second, cape magnum summoned the defendant to answer to the default, in addition to answering to the plaintiff, while cape parvum only summoned the defendant to answer to the default. It might have been called petit cape, not because of small force, but because it was contained in few words.

Cape magnum was defined in the Old Natura Brevium as follows:

"Where a Man hath brought a Precipe quod reddet of a Thing that touches Plea of Land, and the Tenant makes default at the Day to him given in the original Writ; then this Writ shall be for the King to take the Land into his Hands : and if the Tenant come not at the Day given him by the Writ, he loses his land."

Cape parvum was defined was thus definied, Ibid.

"Where the Tenant is summon'd in Plea of Land, and comes at the Summons, and his Appearance is recorded; and at the Day given him, prays the View; and having it granted, makes default : then shall this Writ issue for the King", etc.

Cape ad valentiam, a species of cape magnum so called from the end to which it tends, was thus described,

"Where I am impleaded of Lands, and I vouch to warrant another, against whom the Summons ad Warrantandum hath been awarded, and the Sheriff comes not at the Day given; then, if the Defendant recover against me, I shall have a Writ against the Vouchee; and shall recover so much in value of the Lands of the Vouchee, if he has so much : otherwise, I shall have Execution of such Lands and Tenements as descend to him in Fee; or, if he purchase afterwards, I shall have a Re-summons against him : And if he can say nothing, I shall recover the Value."

Category:Writs Category:British laws

Cape (dog)

A cape, jacket, or vest is an article worn by a working dog to identify or assist them in their job.

Many assistance dogs wear capes if nothing else than identification is needed. They often bear the logo of the organization that trained them, the names of companies that sponsored their training, and usually a patch requesting that the dog is not petted or distracted. Although they are not assistance dogs in the legal sense, some therapy dogs wear similar capes to identify them as such.

A police or detection dog might wear a jacket to identify them and/or protect their torso. Some short-haired or less hardy dogs wear jackets when it is cold, much like a human does.

Another piece of equipment similar to a cape is the harnesses that guide dogs and some mobility assistance dogs wear for leading, bracing, or pulling. Also, assistance dogs that carry items for their handlers wear backpacks, though sometimes these are also referred to as jackets.

Usage examples of "cape".

Fifteen minutes later a golden-hued aeroplane flashed past the Cape Charles light.

When she was attired in a grey alpaca dress with a cape to match, a blue straw bonnet resting on her brown hair, and a pair of black buttoned boots on her feet, she went to the top drawer of the chest and took out the long envelope and looked at it.

Along the north coast the United States 45h Division, followed by their 3d Division, reached Cape Orlando on August 10, with the aid of two small but skilful outflanking amphibious operations.

They should have been thyme, he thought, thyme and arbutus and tamarisk clothing the capes of the Sicilian sea, for this was a night of Theocritus.

The young Arend had changed out of his garish clothing and now wore brown hose, a green tunic, and a dark-brown wool cape.

CHAPTER ONE BIG JOE, the tiger cat, poised for another playful spring at the tangle of cod line Asey Mayo was patiently unwinding in the woodshed of his Cape Cod home, abruptly changed his mind in mid - air.

Now I observed lines of priests wrapped in great capes, kneeling upon the face of the rock and engaged apparently in prayer, but of Hes the Mother, or of Atene, or of the corpse of the dead Khan I could see nothing.

Of course, the moment Spain gives way or is attacked we shall dispatch two expeditions which we have long been holding in readiness, one from Britain to one of the islands in the Azores, and subsequently to a second island, and the second expedition to do the same in the Cape Verdes.

He was looking at, he knew, a great auk, a bird that up in his world had been extinct but which, a few centuries before, had been common from Cape Cod to far north in Canada.

Knuckles dinged and bleeding, his clothes white, nose filled with plaster dust, he bashed a hole big enough, dropped the hammer and wriggled through, tearing his cape in the process.

At the same time the others will work right along the coast, moving as fast as ever they can to keep ahead of the news that we are here, right along the coast, while we keep pace offshore, from Cape Palmas to the Bight of Benin.

We held on to the east outside this drift-ice and along the eastern Barrier till past midnight, but as Balloon Bight was not to be found, we returned to the above-mentioned break or cape, where we lay during the whole forenoon of the 13th, as the ice was too thick to allow us to make any progress.

Finally, to fill the cup of wrath against her, she had sunk a blockader off the coast of Texas, given the slip to a Union manof-war at the Cape of Good Hope, and kept the Navy guessing her unanswered riddles for two whole years.

Cape Fear River, the early morning had been such as to tempt her to try to make her way through the blockaders to sea.

The Rebels held the strong forts of Caswell and Fisher, at the mouth of Cape Fear River, and outside, the Frying Pan Shoals, which extended along the coast forty or fifty miles, kept our blockading fleet so far off, and made the line so weak and scattered, that there was comparatively little risk to the small, swift-sailing vessels employed by the blockade runners in running through it.