There are 2 definitions of cape in English:

cape1

Syllabification: cape
Pronunciation: /kāp
 
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noun

  • 1A sleeveless cloak, typically a short one.
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    • He wears a grey t-shirt underneath a plaid flannel shirt and short grey cape, jeans, runners, and a plain black mask.
    • His short cape blew along with the night wind, dancing to its melody as it sang through the desert.
    • Nutty knitwear - woollen boots, sparkly, spartan leg warmers, bizarre capes and frocks combined to create a blindingly colourful but incomprehensible collection.
    Synonyms
    cloak, mantle, cope, wrap, stole, poncho, shawl, tippet, capelet
    historical pelisse, mantelet
  • 1.1A part of a longer coat or cloak that falls loosely over the shoulders from the neckband.
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    • Cover clothing with the shoulder capes or take a cotton sheet and drape it over the clothing for the season to avoid dust and fading.
  • 1.2North American The pelt from the head and neck of an animal, for preparation as a hunting trophy.

verb

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  • Skin the head and neck of (an animal) to prepare a hunting trophy.

Derivatives

caped

adjective
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  • After playing the caped hero in two sequels, he knew there was a danger of becoming typecast.
  • Painted to the right was what was left of a faded image of a caped woman with blonde hair, holding a bow.
  • The caped figure removed the hood and turned around to face her.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, from Provençal capa, from late Latin cappa 'covering for the head'.

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There are 2 definitions of cape in English:

cape2

Syllabification: cape
Pronunciation: /
 
kāp/

noun

  • 1A headland or promontory.
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    • ‘And this,’ he said, with a sweep of his arm that took in the stark capes and headlands, the fleets of islands and the sea around us, ‘this was my school room.’
    • For the same reasons sanctuaries were sited at the tip of capes or peninsulas or on an island close to the mainland.
    • Without wasting a moment we head for the last cape of the Peninsula de Paria, with the help of a GPS that they inexplicably left behind.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1 (the Cape) Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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    • In a small remote location on the cape of Massachusetts, an underground lab was in use.
  • 1.2 (the Cape) The Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1.3 (the Cape) The former Cape Province of South Africa.
  • 2 (Cape) short for Cape Cod (the style of house).

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French cap, from Provençal, based on Latin caput 'head'.

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