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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.
the capa of a bullfighter.
(of a matador or capeador during a bullfight) to induce and guide the charge of (a bull) by flourishing a capa.
a piece of land jutting into the sea or some other large body of water.
the Cape.

Northeastern U.S. Cape Cod.
Cape of Good Hope.

Nautical. (of a ship) to have good steering qualities.
(initial capital letter) pertaining to the Cape of Good Hope or to South Africa:
a Cape diamond.
Contemporary Examples

Mark Shriver’s Quest to Understand “A Good Man” Scott Stossel June 3, 2012
Amazon to Start Selling Fine Art On Line CNBC July 1, 2013
No Draft, And No Sex Orly Halpern May 21, 2012
Mailer’s Final Gift Lawrence Schiller February 4, 2009
Drink Like Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Exciting New Wine Jordan Salcito December 13, 2013

Historical Examples

Elsie Inglis Eva Shaw McLaren
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 Various
The History of the Post Office in British North America William Smith
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
The Nursery, March 1881, Vol. XXIX Various

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but usually shorter
a strip of material attached to a coat or other garment so as to fall freely, usually from the shoulders
a headland or promontory
noun the Cape
the SW region of South Africa, in Western Cape province
See Cape of Good Hope
A point or head of land projecting into a body of water.


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