scape

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin scāpus, from Ancient Greek (Doric) σκᾶπος (skâpos).

Noun[edit]

scape (plural scapes)

  1. (botany) a leafless stalk growing directly out of a root
  2. the lowest part of an insect's antenna
  3. (architecture) the shaft of a column
  4. (architecture) The apophyge of a shaft.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Formed by aphesis from escape.

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Verb[edit]

scape (third-person singular simple present scapes, present participle scaping, simple past and past participle scaped)

  1. (archaic) to escape
    • 17th century, John Donne, Elegy IX: The Autumnal:
      No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
      As I have seen in one autumnal face.
      Young beauties force our love, and that's a rape,
      This doth but counsel, yet you cannot scape.

Noun[edit]

scape (plural scapes)

  1. (archaic) escape
    • Shakespeare
      I spake of most disastrous chances, [] Of hairbreadth scapes in the imminent, deadly breach.
  2. (obsolete) A means of escape; evasion.
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  3. (obsolete) A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade.
    • Milton
      Not pardoning so much as the scapes of error and ignorance.
  4. (obsolete) A loose act of vice or lewdness.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

scape

  1. vocative singular of scapus