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1A sleeveless cloak, typically a short one.
cloak, mantle, shawl, wrap, stole, tippetView synonyms
- ‘You can dress up a wolf in a bonnet and cape and pretend it's your granny, but - as another fable should have taught us long ago - it will still behave according to its nature.’
- ‘But ponchos and capes are back in vogue too as well as oversize batwing or kimono jumpers, and they should give us all a bit of a break from the trim, belted look.’
- ‘From moonboots to Barbour jackets via plastic capes and wellies, only a summer festival in rain-sodden Scotland could inspire people to wear the kind of gear you would normally pack for a winter break in Prague.’
- ‘A multi-colour short cape worn over hot pants - indeed very hot and chic - opened the show.’
- ‘Her cape had fallen back off one shoulder, but she didn't seem to notice or care.’
- ‘Despite the drizzly rain the 23 year old beauty looked amazing, wrapped in a red cape made by Irish designer Ciaran Sweeney.’
- ‘A man intelligent enough to know that he stands on the edge of despair every night he dons that cape, and passionate enough to do it anyway.’
- ‘His short cape blew along with the night wind, dancing to its melody as it sang through the desert.’
- ‘I like wearing capes; they make me feel like a super hero.’
- ‘Mind you, the outfits are of the least sensible variety, with flowing capes and swirling belts that would trip up even modest attempts to walk.’
- ‘My favourites were the bagpipers in kilts and bonnets with green capes thrown over one shoulder.’
- ‘With his topcoat resting across his shoulders like a cape, he strolled around the room with the flair of a Hollywood dandy.’
- ‘Todd whirled the blanket he had draped around his shoulders like a cape and exited back into the kitchen.’
- ‘He wears a grey t-shirt underneath a plaid flannel shirt and short grey cape, jeans, runners, and a plain black mask.’
- ‘The hairdresser tied a cape around his shoulders, washed his hair with shampoo that smelled like peaches.’
- ‘Colombian flags waved in the wind and served as hats, ponchos, skirts and capes for the dozens of Colombians whose enthusiasm wasn't dampened by steady showers.’
- ‘Nutty knitwear - woollen boots, sparkly, spartan leg warmers, bizarre capes and frocks combined to create a blindingly colourful but incomprehensible collection.’
- ‘Only one single figure silently slid through the gates, cloaked with a black cape, face hidden under the hood.’
- ‘The 55-year-old dad-of-two from Worsley has been told by the best doctors on Spain's bullfighting circuit that he should hang up his cape and sword.’
- ‘It's like she's waiting for someone to run in from backstage and throw a cape over her shoulders.’
- 1.1 A part of a longer coat or cloak that falls loosely over the shoulders from the neckband.
- ‘Cover clothing with the shoulder capes or take a cotton sheet and drape it over the clothing for the season to avoid dust and fading.’
- 1.2North American The pelt from the head and neck of an animal, for preparation as a hunting trophy.
Skin the head and neck of (an animal) to prepare a hunting trophy.
Mid 16th century: from French, from Provençal capa, from late Latin cappa ‘covering for the head’.
1A headland or promontory.
headland, promontory, point, head, foreland, neckView synonyms
- ‘It really has nothing to do with Kerry other than to prove that people do actually hunt deer on the cape.’
- ‘‘And this,’ he said, with a sweep of his arm that took in the stark capes and headlands, the fleets of islands and the sea around us, ‘this was my school room.’’
- ‘During the trip, on this cloudy but dry day, the boat passed Larn Island and went to the southwestern cape of Man Wichai Island.’
- ‘Right now I think coastal erosion is a good possibility for the cape and the island and for eastern Long Island, as we're likely to see the surf pick up.’
- ‘The beachline is interrupted by rocky capes and cliffs and the mouths of four rivers - the Kali, the Aghanashini, the Bedthi and the Sharavathy, where ferry services are available.’
- ‘On the bus back from the cape, you pass the lagoon at Porto Conte, with water as blue as the old Bounty ads.’
- ‘There is also an asphalt road to the small wetland Bolata north of the cape.’
- ‘For the same reasons sanctuaries were sited at the tip of capes or peninsulas or on an island close to the mainland.’
- ‘Without wasting a moment we head for the last cape of the Peninsula de Paria, with the help of a GPS that they inexplicably left behind.’
- ‘Farms unfurled to the Bays of Pollenca and Alcudia as one last surge of Sierra forked into capes Pinar and Formentor.’
- ‘I know I did state the bleeding obvious while saying that, but how am I to know if you still know a cape from a bay from an isthmus from a strait?’
- ‘The Spaniards have no claim to property there except that they have established a few settlements and named rivers and capes.’
- 1.1 Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
- ‘In a small remote location on the cape of Massachusetts, an underground lab was in use.’
- 1.2 The Cape of Good Hope.
- 1.3 The former Cape Province of South Africa.
Late Middle English: from Old French cap, from Provençal, based on Latin caput ‘head’.
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