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.
Other definitions for scape (2 of 3)
an archaic variant of escape.
Other definitions for -scape (3 of 3)
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.
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How to use scape in a sentence
Has it 'scaped thee how Paullus paid a meed of pious tears to the misfortunes of King Perseus, his prisoner?The Consolation of Philosophy | Boethius
I seed mo' den dat—I seed wut until dat time had 'scaped me—I seed dat de man wuz good lookin'.Up Terrapin River | Opie P. Read
What, have I scaped love-letters in the holiday-time of my beauty, and am I now a subject for them?The Merry Wives of Windsor | William Shakespeare
I would not have missed the 'vile comparison' to have 'scaped being one of the 'Arcades ambo et cantare pares.'Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III | Thomas Moore
He 'scaped it, and he stood; but, as he stood, With horror infinite the weapon saw Planted so near him.The Iliad of Homer | Homer
British Dictionary definitions for scape (1 of 3)
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
- scapose, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for scape (2 of 3)
an archaic word for escape
British Dictionary definitions for -scape (3 of 3)
indicating a scene or view of something, esp a pictorial representation: seascape
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