cape

Definitions

  • Cape Diamond
    Cape Diamond
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cape a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
    • n cape a strip of land projecting into a body of water
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Additional illustrations & photos:

BULL FIGHTS WITH THE MUSK OX ABOUT CAPE SPARBO BULL FIGHTS WITH THE MUSK OX ABOUT CAPE SPARBO
CAPE TOWN AND TABLE BAY CAPE TOWN AND TABLE BAY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa
    • n Cape kāp A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.
    • n Cape 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.
    • v. i Cape To gape.
    • v. i Cape (Naut) To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bulls are colorblind, it is the motion of the cape which angers them.
    • n cape A circular covering for the shoulders and adjacent parts, either separate or attached to the top of a garment, as that of a gown or an overcoat.
    • n cape A short circular garment hanging from the shoulders, worn for protection against the weather.
    • n cape The coping of a wall.
    • n cape plural Ears of corn broken off in thrashing.
    • n cape A piece of land jutting into a sea or a lake beyond the adjoining coast-line.
    • n cape [capitalized] A wine resembling sherry or canary, from the Cape of Good Hope.
    • cape Nautical, to keep a course; head or point: as, how does she cape?
    • n cape In England, a judicial writ, now abolished, used in proceedings by the king or a feudal lord to recover land on the default of a tenant: called cape from its initial word. The caps magnum, or grand cape, was the writ for possession when the tenant failed to appear. The cape parvum, or petit cape, was the shorter writ issued when the plaintiff prevailed after the tenant had appeared.
    • cape To gaze; gape.
    • n cape A Cape diamond.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Bromide, Oklahoma it is illegal for children to use towels as capes and jump from houses pretending to be superman.
    • n Cape kāp a covering for the shoulders attached as a tippet to a coat or cloak: a sleeveless cloak.
    • n Cape kāp a head or point of land running into the sea: a headland: a wine produced in Cape Colony
    • v.i Cape (naut.) to keep a course
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Quotations

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    “Be an optimist -- at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. Cape, fr. F. cape,; cf. LL. cappa,. See Cap, and cf. 1st Cope Chape

Usage

In literature:

On the 15th January, 1709, Cape Horn is said to have been doubled, and the southern ocean entered.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
To become experienced; as it implies sailing round Cape Horn, or the Cape of Good Hope.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Nearing the cape the ice was piled up so high that I feared at one time we should never succeed in rounding the headland.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
Cape, I think, has been exchanged for one of the enemy's wounded.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
I must make my way up the cape to the settlements and join the Americans.
"A Little Maid of Province Town" by Alice Turner Curtis
Some twenty miles below Cape Hatteras light occurs the first great opening in the stretch of sand that extends south from Cape Henry.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Ethel Swann, who was one of the old-time cottagers at Cape May, ran to the side of the boat.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
It is situated between Cape Cod Bay on the N. and Nantucket Sound on the S., extending across Cape Cod.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The numerical strength in the entire State amounted to 5,000 men, and there were many burghers in the Cape Colony.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
Cape Town is to the westward of the Cape, upon an indentation called Table Bay.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
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In poetry:

Where no sail has ever wandered
Beneath that troubled sky,
Frowns the stately Cape of Storms
O'er the drear immensity!
"Song of the Crew of Diaz" by Louisa Stuart Costello
And every grassy cape we passed,
And every reedy island,
Even the bank'd cloud in the west
That loomed a sombre highland;
"Reminiscence" by John Charles McNeill
For him, our guide and Nestor,
Who the march of song began,
The white locks of his ninety years
Bared to thy winds, Cape Ann!
"A Welcome To Lowell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
They passed the gray rocks of Cape Ann,
And Gloucester's harbor-bar;
The watch-fire of the garrison
Shone like a setting star.
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And take this song which fancy shapes
To music like thine own,
And sing it to the cliffs and capes
And crags where I am known!
"Piscataqua River" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
And the fisher in his skiff,
And the hunter on the moss,
Hear their call from cape and cliff,
See their hands the birch-leaves toss.
"The Vanishers" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Sikeston's Chris Word breaks free for a touchdown in the first quarter against Cape Central on Friday night in Cape Girardeau.
In Cape Coral, advance tickets can be purchased at the German American Club, all Hess Express stations, the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce and Trebing Tile.
We headed south to Cape May and took the Cape May-Lewes Ferry across the Delaware Bay to Lewes, Del.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The two Millville men charged with the murder of Khalil Wallace pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon at the Cape May County Superior Court.
A Cape Coral resident, who uses a specially equipped golf cart for transportation due to disability, has asked the Cape Coral City Council for permission to use the device to cross city streets near his home.
A Cape Coral resident, who uses a specially equipped golf cart for transportation due to disability, has asked the Cape Coral City Council for permission to use the device to cross city streets near.
Plus listen for your chance to win tickets to the Cape May Wine Festival next weekend at the Cape May Lewis Ferry Terminal.
4/2 (Cape Cod) Nstar will pay an inflated rate for power from Cape Wind and will pass along those charges to customers.
A resident of Cape Coral, he also volunteers for the Cape Coral Police Department as a Marine Patrol person.
Taylor Morrison will hold a groundbreaking for the construction of the final phase in Sandoval at Cape Coral Friday, Aug 31, at 9 am The ceremony will be held at 2307 Sandoval Blvd, Cape Coral.
Shaina Lynn Raper of Cape Coral, Florida, daughter of Jamie and Brian of Naples, is engaged to Michael Devon Lindsay, of Cape Coral.
Rena Andrews, 82, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of New Madrid, died March 22, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
CAPE GIRARDEAU — Southeast Missouri State is considering building new academic space and a residence hall at its River Campus in Cape Girardeau.
11/30 (Cape Cod) Several Cape Cod high school football teams are heading to the Super Bowl in their respective divisions following playoff wins last night.
The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands on space launch complex 40 ready for launch at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On Sunday, Oct 7, 2012.
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In science:

Runaways may therefore significantly enhance the overall es cape fraction of ionizing radiation, fesc , from small galaxies at high redshift.
Runaway Stars and the Escape of Ionizing Radiation from High-Redshift Galaxies
Church, Kenneth W.; Gale, William; Hanks, Peter; and Hindle, Donald (1989). “Parsing, word associations, and typical predicate-argument relations.” Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"
Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts (1989).
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"
The best known group is probably that at Cape Town led by George Ellis.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the APS TG on gravitation
There are more relativists in and around Durban than in Cape Town, not because there is one large group in Durban, but because there are several universities in the area each with an active interest in relativity.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the APS TG on gravitation
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