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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cape mean? 

CAPE (noun)
  The noun CAPE has 2 senses:

1. a strip of land projecting into a body of water
2. a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

  Familiarity information: CAPE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CAPE (noun)

Sense 1cape [BACK TO TOP]


A strip of land projecting into a body of water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)


cape; ness

Hypernyms ("cape" is a kind of...):

dry land; earth; ground; land; solid ground; terra firma (the solid part of the earth's surface)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cape"):

spit; tongue (a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea)

Instance hyponyms:

Lindesnes; Naze (a cape at the southern tip of Norway)

Skagens Odde; Skaw (a cape on the northernmost tip of Jutland between the Skagerrak and the Kattegatt)

Hoek van Holland; Hook of Holland (a cape on the southwestern coast of the Netherlands near Rotterdam)

Cape York (the northern tip of Cape York Peninsula at the Torres Strait; the northernmost point of the Australian mainland)

Cape Trafalgar (a small cape in southwestern Spain)

Cape Sable (a cape at the southwest tip of Florida; the southernmost part of the United States mainland)

Cape Hatteras (a promontory on Hatteras Island off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina)

Cape Froward (a cape on the Strait of Magellan in southern Chile; the most southern point on the mainland of South America)

Cape Flattery (a cape of northwestern Washington)

Cape Horn (a rocky headland belonging to Chile at the southernmost tip of South America (south of Tierra del Fuego))

Cape May (a cape of southeast New Jersey extending into the Atlantic Ocean)

Cape of Good Hope (a point of land in southwestern South Africa (south of Cape Town))

Cape Passero; Passero Cape (a cape that forms the southeastern corner of the island of Sicily)

Cape Fear (a cape in southeastern North Carolina extending into the Atlantic Ocean)

Sense 2cape [BACK TO TOP]


A sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


cape; mantle

Hypernyms ("cape" is a kind of...):

cloak (a loose outer garment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cape"):

chlamys (a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece)

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; often consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten)

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