- Botany. a leafless peduncle rising from the ground.
- Zoology. a stemlike part, as the shaft of a feather.
- Architecture. the shaft of a column.
- Entomology. the stemlike basal segment of the antenna of certain insects.
Origin of scape1
- a combining form extracted from landscape, denoting “an extensive view, scenery,” or “a picture or representation” of such a view, as specified by the initial element: cityscape; moonscape; seascape.
Examples from the Web for scape
Unlike the kneelers, they do not bow and scape to any man, not even the King-Beyond-the-Wall.‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 for Dummies
March 27, 2013
Much better: Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?Hamlet
Use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping?Familiar Quotations
If he scape this age, he has scaped a tempest, and may live to be a man.Microcosmography
There'll be a kerridge for you; and whatever you want, you just 'scape out and we'll 'tend to it.Roughing It
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Thou know'st I can scape now, that's all I look for: I'll leave.Beaumont and Fletcher's Works (9 of 10)
- a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers
- zoology a stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect's antenna
- an archaic word for escape
- indicating a scene or view of something, esp a pictorial representationseascape
Word Origin and History for scape
"scenery view," 1773, abstracted from landscape (n.); as a comb. element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape.
late 13c., shortened form of escape; frequent in prose till late 17c. Related: Scaped (sometimes 15c.-16c. with strong past tense scope); scaping. As a noun from c.1300.