cape

cape1
caped, adj.
/kayp/, n., v., caped, caping.
n.
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.
v.t.
3. (of a matador or capeador during a bullfight) to induce and guide the charge of (a bull) by flourishing a capa.
[1350-1400; ME (north); OE -cap (see COPE2), reinforced in 16th century by Sp capa < LL cappa hooded cloak, COPE2]
cape2
/kayp/, n., v., caped, caping, adj.
n.
1. a piece of land jutting into the sea or some other large body of water.
2. the Cape.
a. Northeastern U.S. See Cape Cod.
3. capeskin.
v.i.
4. Naut. (of a ship) to have good steering qualities.
adj.
5. (cap.) pertaining to the Cape of Good Hope or to South Africa: a Cape diamond.
[1350-1400; ME cap < MF < OPr < VL *capum for L caput head]
Syn. 1. point, promontory, headland, spit.

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(as used in expressions)
Agulhas Cape
Ann Cape
Bojador Cape
Canaveral Cape
Republic of Cape Verde
Dezhnev Cape
Good Hope Cape of
Hatteras Cape
Henry Cape
Horn Cape
Morris Jesup Cape
Nasrani Cape
Roca Cape
Saint Vincent Cape
Cape Bon Peninsula
York Cape

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Universalium. 2010.

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