Cape n. A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.
Cape buffalo Zool. a large and powerful buffalo of South Africa (Bubalus Caffer). It is said to be the most dangerous wild beast of Africa. See Buffalo, 2.
Cape jasmine, Cape jessamine. See Jasmine.
Cape pigeon Zool., a petrel (Daptium Capense) common off the Cape of Good Hope. It is about the size of a pigeon.
Cape wine, wine made in South Africa [Eng.]
The Cape, the Cape of Good Hope, in the general sense of the southern extremity of Africa. Also used of Cape Horn, and, in New England, of Cape Cod.
Cape, v. i. Naut. To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.
Cape, n. A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. See Cloak.
Cape, v. i. To gape. [Obs.]
n 1: a strip of land projecting into a body of water [syn: ness]
2: a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter [syn: mantle]