Meaning of CAPE in English

cape 1

— caped , adj.

/kayp/ , n. , v. , caped, caping .


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.


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 COPE 2 ), reinforced in 16th century by Sp capa cappa hooded cloak, COPE 2 ]

cape 2

/kayp/ , n. , v. , caped, caping , adj.


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 .

b. See Cape of Good Hope .

3. capeskin.


4. Naut. (of a ship) to have good steering qualities.


5. ( cap. ) pertaining to the Cape of Good Hope or to South Africa: a Cape diamond.

[ 1350-1400; ME cap capum for L caput head ]

Syn. 1. point, promontory, headland, spit.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .