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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cape:


Cape is sometimes a misspelling of chop.

The word cape is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun cape

What does cape mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • cape: capes
  • Cape: Capes

  1. a strip of land projecting into a body of water
  2. a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of cape: mantle
    • more generic word: cloak = a loose outer garment
    • more specific words:
      • chlamys = a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder
      • mantelet / mantilla = short cape worn by women
      • pelisse = a sleeveless cape that is lined or trimmed with fur
      • tippet = a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends

Alternative definition of the noun cape


  1. [geography] A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
  2. A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.


Cape is a publisher.


Cape is a fictional film character.


"Cape" a.k.a. "The Cape and Other Stories from the Japanese Ghetto" is a book by Kenji Nakagami.


"CAPE" is a short film, directed by Eric Joris.


  1. Cape: A cape is any sleeveless outer garment, such as a poncho, but usually it is a long piece of clothing that covers only the back half of the wearer, fastening around the neck.
  2. capE is a gene.
  3. Cape: In old British law, a cape was a judicial writ concerning a plea of lands and tenements; so called, as most writs are, from the word which carried the chief intention of the writ.
  4. Cape a.k.a. structural maintenance of chromosomes 2 is a gene.
    • also known as SMC2 (structural maintenance of chromosomes 2, yeast)-like 1; chromosome-associated protein E; SMC2 structural maintenance of chromosomes 2-like 1 (yeast); structural maintenance of chromosomes 2-like 1; structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) family member, chromosome-associated protein E

Phrases with Cape

  1. cape ann
  2. cape cod
  3. Cape Fox
  4. Cape Ivy
  5. cape may
  6. Cape Oak
  7. Cape-Ivy
  8. cape aloe
  9. Cape Crow
  10. cape fear
  11. Cape Hake
  12. Cape Hare
  13. cape horn
  14. Cape Lion
  15. Cape Sole
  16. Cape Teal
  17. cape town
  18. Cape Weed
  19. cape york
  20. Cape Batis

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cape

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Google previewTender Buttons – Objects, Food, Rooms (2016)

Collection of Poems in Verse and Prose by Gertrude Stein

A cape is a cover, a cape is not a ...

Google previewGERTRUDE STEIN Premium Collection: 60+ Poems, Tales & Plays in One Volume (2016)

Three Lives, Tender Buttons, Geography and Plays, Matisse, Picasso and Gertrude Stein, The Making of Americans, The Psychology of Nations, Do Let Us Go Away… by Gertrude Stein

A cape is a cover, ...

Google previewInsiders' Guide® to Massachusetts (2013)

by Maria Olia

Technically the Cape is an island, separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the man-made Cape Cod Canal and connected by the heavily...

The Upper Cape refers to the towns closest to the bridges, including Falmouth and Sandwich.

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1920)

Bloemfontein— (via Cape Town, East London, Griqua Land, West... (via Cape ;3 Griqua Land, East.... (via Port Natal or Algoa Bay) Griqua Town.

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Brown bear - cheetah (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The cape buffalo is the only species of wild cattle found in Africa. A powerful and heavy creature, it has the reputation of being the most dangerous of all the African big- game animals. This bulky oxlike creature stands 3jX-5Kfeet (1-1.7 m) at ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1997)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Indonesian, old zaki Japanese cape, point Malay zalew Polish bay, lagoon tung Chinese east zaliv Russian bay, gulf tunturi Finnish treeless mountain zapad Russian west tur'at Arabic canal zapadnaya Russian western ue-no- Japanese ...

Google previewThe little classic, and chronological companion. To which is added, The miniature law dictionary. The whole extr. from Maunder's Treasury of knowledge (1836)

by Samuel Maunder

9, t7o7 ; oear Carthageoa, May 25, t79S ; Spaaish fieet destroyed hy Sir George Byog, TM Cape Pastaro, io thc Mediteoa. Jicao, Aog. II, t7ta; oo Tooloo, hetweeo the comhioed fiects of Fraace aod Spain, aod the ...

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Small photo of A businessman in shimmering scarlet cape turned back on white background. New business. Finding help. Lost opportunities.Small photo of business, power and people concept - young smiling businesswoman in red superhero capeSmall photo of A girl stands at Cape Leveque. Cape Leveque is the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Cape Leveque is 240 kilometres north of Broome.Small photo of Cape Tribulation in Tropical North QueenslandSmall photo of An aerial view of Myall Beach at Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland, Australia More...

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Quotes about Cape

But very unfortunately the merchant marine died away till even the majority of fishing done about the Cape is in the hands of the Portuguese who emigrated to the Cape some fifty years ago. (Joseph C. Lincoln)
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Scrabble value of C3A1P3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CAPE

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