[ skeyp ]
/ skeɪp /
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.
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
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Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Origin of scape1
1595–1605; <Latin scāpus
stalk <Doric Greek skâpos,
akin to Attic skêptron
Other definitions for scape (2 of 3)
[ skeyp ]
/ skeɪp /
noun, verb (used with or without object), scaped, scap·ing.Archaic.
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.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
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?
I seed mo' den dat—I seed wut until dat time had 'scaped me—I seed dat de man wuz good lookin'.
What, have I scaped love-letters in the holiday-time of my beauty, and am I now a subject for them?
I would not have missed the 'vile comparison' to have 'scaped being one of the 'Arcades ambo et cantare pares.'
He 'scaped it, and he stood; but, as he stood, With horror infinite the weapon saw Planted so near him.
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
Derived forms of scapescapose, adjective
Word Origin for scape
C17: from Latin scāpus stem, from (Doric) Greek skapos; see shaft
British Dictionary definitions for scape (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for scape (3 of 3)
suffix forming nouns
indicating a scene or view of something, esp a pictorial representationseascape
Word Origin for -scape
abstracted from landscape
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