verb to cape
- (geography) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
- 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.
- To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.
- To gape.
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