Definition of "cape" [cape]

  • A sleeveless outer garment fastened at the throat and worn hanging over the shoulders. (noun)
  • A brightly colored cloth used in maneuvering the bull in a bullfight; a capote or muleta. (noun)
  • To maneuver (the bull) by means of a cape in a bullfight. (verb-transitive)
  • A point or head of land projecting into a body of water. (noun)

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Use "cape" in a sentence
  • "IV. iii.140 (431,3) [a small compass'd cape] A _compass'd cape_ is a round cape."
  • ""He thinks the cape is his enemy," explained Maria Valenzuela."
  • "The next morning, he descried a promontory which he called cape Cod, and, holding his course along the coast as it stretched to the south-west, touched at two islands, the first of which he named Martha's Vineyard, and the second, Elizabeth's Island."