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definitions - cape

cape (n.)

1.a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

2.a strip of land projecting into a body of water

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CapeCape (kāp), 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 (Zoöl.) 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 (Zoöl.), 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.

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

CapeCape, 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.

CapeCape, v. i. [See Gape.] To gape. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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-Cape Ann • Cape Breton Island • Cape Canaveral • Cape Cod • Cape Cod Bay • Cape Cod Canal • Cape Colony • Cape Fear • Cape Fear River • Cape Flattery • Cape Froward • Cape Girardeau • Cape Hatteras • Cape Horn • Cape Kennedy • Cape May • Cape May warbler • Cape Passero • Cape Province • Cape Sable • Cape Town • Cape Trafalgar • Cape Verde • Cape Verde Islands • Cape Verde escudo • Cape Verde monetary unit • Cape Verdean • Cape York • Cape York Peninsula • Cape buffalo • Cape dagga • Cape hunting dog • Cape kafferboom • Cape lobster • Cape of Good Hope • Cape of Good Hope Province • Cape periwinkle • Cape primrose • Cape tulip • Passero Cape • Republic of Cape Verde • cape aloe • cape barren goose • cape forget-me-not • cape gooseberry • cape hyacinth • cape jasmine • cape jessamine • cape marigold • cape yellowwood • capital of Cape Verde • dwarf cape gooseberry

-African Independence Party of Cape Verde • Alexander Bay, Northern Cape • Alice, Eastern Cape • Arniston, Western Cape • Battle of Cape Matapan • Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797) • Battle of Cape St. Vincent • Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1780) • Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1833) • Cape Air • Cape Alava • Cape Apostolos Andreas • Cape Arid National Park • Cape Arkona • Cape Blanco, Oregon • Cape Breton • Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia • Cape Breton Development Corporation • Cape Breton Highlands National Park • Cape Breton Island • Cape Breton University • Cape Canaveral • Cape Canaveral, Florida • Cape Carteret, North Carolina • Cape Catoche • Cape Charles, Virginia • Cape Cod • Cape Cod (house) • Cape Cod Branch Railroad • Cape Cod Canal • Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge • Cape Cod Central Railroad • Cape Cod Community College • Cape Cod Crusaders • Cape Cod League • Cape Cod National Seashore • Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater • Cape Cod Railroad • Cape Codder (Amtrak) • Cape Codder (train) • Cape Colony • Cape Coloureds • Cape Coral, Florida • Cape Crow • Cape D'Aguilar • Cape D'Aguillar • Cape Darnley • Cape Denison • Cape Dezhnev • Cape Doctor • Cape Dorset Airport • Cape Elizabeth, Maine • Cape Eluanbi • Cape Fear (1962 film) • Cape Fear (1962 movie) • Cape Fear (1991 film) • Cape Fear (1991 movie) • Cape Fear Indians • Cape Filchner • Cape Finisterre • Cape Flats • Cape Folger • Cape Fourcroy • Cape Freshfield • Cape Gannet • Cape Gelidonya • Cape Girardeau County, Missouri • Cape Girardeau Regional Airport • Cape Goodenough • Cape Griffon Vulture • Cape Grisnez • Cape Guardafui • Cape Hallett • Cape Hare • Cape Hatteras National Seashore • Cape Henry • Cape Hillsborough National Park • Cape Horn Current • Cape Islander • Cape Jason • Cape Juby • Cape Kormakitis • Cape Le Grand National Park • Cape Lookout (North Carolina) • Cape Lookout (South Shetland Islands) • Cape Marigold • Cape Matapan • Cape May County, New Jersey • Cape May Court House, New Jersey • Cape May Point, New Jersey • Cape May, New Jersey • Cape Meares, Oregon • Cape Melville National Park • Cape Mendocino • Cape Morse • Cape Neddick Light • Cape Neddick, Maine • Cape Negrais • Cape Palmerston National Park • Cape Pangolin • Cape Pankof • Cape Penck • Cape Peremennyy • Cape Poge Light • Cape Poinsett • Cape Porcupine • Cape Province • Cape Race, Newfoundland • Cape Range National Park • Cape Reclus • Cape Roca • Cape Sable Island • Cape San Diego • Cape Smythe Air • Cape St. Claire, Maryland • Cape Sōya • Cape Talk • Cape Teal • Cape Town International Airport • Cape Upstart National Park • Cape Verde Archipelago • Cape Verde Islands • Cape Verde Islands dry forests • Cape Verde Peninsula • Cape Verde Petrel • Cape Verdean escudo • Cape Vincent (town), New York • Cape Vincent (village), New York • Cape Waldron • Cape Wind • Cape Wind Project • Cape Wind project • Cape Yelcho • Cape York (Greenland) • Cape York, Greenland • Cape cart • Cape gauge • Cape of Good Hope • Cape pangolin • Colonial Heads of Cape Verde • Democratic Renovation Party (Cape Verde) • Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union • Demographics of Cape Verde • Dezhnev Cape • East Cape Girardeau, Illinois • East Cape War • East Cape to Cape Egmont Traverse • Eastern Cape Technikon • Fish Hoek, Cape Town • Flag of the Cape Colony • Foreign relations of Cape Verde • Geography of Cape Verde • George, Western Cape • HMCS Cape Breton • HMCS Cape Breton (ARE 100) • History of Cape Colony Pre-1806 • History of Cape Colony from 1806 to 1870 • History of Cape Colony from 1870 to 1899 • History of Cape Colony from the Second Anglo-Boer War • History of Cape Verde • Humansdorp, Eastern Cape • Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape • Keurboomstrand, Western Cape • King William's Town, Eastern Cape • Laingsburg, Western Cape • List of municipalities of Cape Verde • Long Street (Cape Town) • Military of Cape Verde • Montagu, Western Cape • Mosteiros, Cape Verde (municipality) • Mthatha, Eastern Cape • Music of Cape Verde • North Cape May, New Jersey • Old Cape Cod • Paul, Cape Verde • Paúl, Cape Verde • Pinelands, Cape Town • Politics of Cape Verde • Porto Novo, Cape Verde (municipality) • Praia, Cape Verde • Queenstown, Eastern Cape • Ribeira Grande, Cape Verde (municipality) • Rocky Cape National Park • Santa Catarina, Cape Verde • Santa Cruz, Cape Verde • South Cape (Indonesia) • South East Cape • São Domingos Municipality, Cape Verde • São Miguel, Cape Verde • São Vicente, Cape Verde • Tarrafal, Cape Verde (municipality) • The Cape (TV series) • The Cape Verdean Blues • Tokai, Cape Town • Transport in Cape Verde • University of Cape Coast • West Cape Howe National Park • West Cape May, New Jersey • Worcester, Western Cape

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  Inverness cape, a sleeveless topcoat, common with Highland dress
  A young woman in a crocheted cape

A cape is any sleeveless outer garment, such as a poncho, but usually it is a long garment that covers only the back half of the wearer, fastening around the neck.

Capes were common in medieval Europe, especially when combined with a hood in the chaperon, and have had periodic returns to fashion, for example, in nineteenth century Europe. Roman Catholic clergy wear a type of cape known as a ferraiolo, which is worn for formal events outside of a liturgical context. The cope is a liturgical vestment in the form of a cape. Capes are often highly decorated with elaborate embroidery. Capes remain in regular use as rain wear in various military units and police forces, for example in France. A gas cape was a voluminous military garment designed to give rain protection to someone wearing the bulky gas masks used in twentieth century wars.

In fashion, the word cape usually refers to a shorter garment and cloak to a full-length version of the different types of garment, though the two terms are sometimes used synonymously for full-length coverings. The fashion cape does not cover the front to any appreciable degree. In raingear, a cape is usually a long and roomy protective garment worn to keep one dry in the rain.

In full evening dress, ladies frequently use the cape as a fashion statement, or to protect the wearer or the fine fabrics of their evening-wear from the elements, especially where a coat would crush—or hide—the garment. These capes may be short (over the shoulders or to the waist) or a full-length cloak. Short capes were usually made of, or trimmed in, fur; however, because fur is less accepted as a fashion accessory in modern times, other expensive materials are substituted for it, with an opulent lining and trim. Typical fabrics used are velvet, silk and satin. Capes are still authorized as an alternative to the more utilitarian trench coat for U.S. Army officers in mess dress, formal evening uniform.

Caped overcoats were popular for men during the Victorian era, with some caped Ulsters featuring multiple layered capes, and the Inverness coat (both formal evening and working day variants) had a cape.[1] The Inverness coat is no longer commonly worn, and the Ulster lost its cape in the 1920s.

In modern times, comic book superheroes, such as Superman, Batman, and Thor are often described as wearing "capes" or "opera capes", although most of these are long enough to count as opera cloaks.

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