- 1A sleeveless cloak, typically a short one.More example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1A part of a longer coat or cloak that falls loosely over the shoulders from the neckband.More example sentences
- 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.
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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.
mid 16th century: from French, from Provençal capa, from late Latin cappa 'covering for the head'.
- 1A headland or promontory.More example sentences
- ‘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.
- 1.1 (the Cape) Cape Cod, Massachusetts.More example sentences
- In a small remote location on the cape of Massachusetts, an underground lab was in use.
- 2 (Cape) short for Cape Cod (the style of house).
late Middle English: from Old French cap, from Provençal, based on Latin caput 'head'.