What is cape?

  • (noun): A sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter.
    Synonyms: mantle
    See also — Additional definitions below


A cape is any sleeveless outer garment, such as a poncho, but usually it is a long garment that covers only the back half of the wearer, fastening around the neck.

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Cape Finisterre
... Cape Finisterre (Galician Cabo Fisterra) is a rock-bound peninsula on the west coast of Galicia, Spain ... Cape Finisterre is sometimes said to be the westernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula ... The name of Cape Finisterre, like that of Finistère in France, derives from the Latin finis terrae, meaning "end of the earth" ...
Cape Arkona
... Cape Arkona (German Kap Arkona) is a 45-metre-high cape on the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany ... The protected landscape of Cape Arkona, together with the fishing village of Vitt, belongs to the municipality of Putgarten and is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Rügen ... On the cape there are two lighthouses, a navigation tower, two military bunker complexes, the Slavic temple fortress of Jaromarsburg and several tourist buildings (restaurants, pubs ...
Delaware Bay
... The pair of Delaware Capes that denote the outermost boundary of the Bay with the Atlantic are Cape Henlopen and Cape May ... The Cape May-Lewes Ferry crosses the Delaware Bay from Cape May, New Jersey, to Lewes, Delaware ...
Cape Girardeau, Missouri - Health and Education
... There are three major school systems in the city Cape Girardeau Public Schools (including Cape Central High School), the Roman Catholic Church-run ... Cape Girardeau is the hub of Southeast Missouri in health and education ...
Cape Girardeau, Missouri - Transportation
... Cape Girardeau Regional Airport serves the city ... Cape Girardeau is also served by Interstate 55 and an Interstate business loop, known locally as "Kingshighway." Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority provides public ...

More definitions of "cape":

  • (noun): A strip of land projecting into a body of water.
    Synonyms: ness

Famous quotes containing the word cape:

    The allurement that women hold out to men is precisely the allurement that Cape Hatteras holds out to sailors: they are enormously dangerous and hence enormously fascinating. To the average man, doomed to some banal drudgery all his life long, they offer the only grand hazard that he ever encounters. Take them away, and his existence would be as flat and secure as that of a moo-cow.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    A great proportion of the inhabitants of the Cape are always thus abroad about their teaming on some ocean highway or other, and the history of one of their ordinary trips would cast the Argonautic expedition into the shade.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Round the cape of a sudden came the sea,
    And the sun looked over the mountain’s rim:
    And straight was a path of gold for him,
    And the need of a world of men for me.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)