Meaning of cape


Pronunciation: (kāp), [key]
— n., v., caped, cap•ing.
  1. a sleeveless garment of various lengths, fastened around the neck and falling loosely from the shoulders, worn separately or attached to a coat or other outer garment.
  2. the capa of a bullfighter.
  1. (of a matador or capeador during a bullfight) to induce and guide the charge of (a bull) by flourishing a capa.


Pronunciation: (kāp), [key]
— n., v., adj. caped, cap•ing,
  1. a piece of land jutting into the sea or some other large body of water.
    1. Northeastern U.S.SeeCape Cod.
    2. SeeCape of Good Hope.
  2. capeskin.
  1. (of a ship) to have good steering qualities.
  1. (cap.) pertaining to the Cape of Good Hope or to South Africa: a Cape diamond.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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