or 'scape

[ skeyp ]
/ skeɪp /

noun, verb (used with or without object), scaped, scap·ing. Archaic.

Nearby words

  1. scantly,
  2. scantness,
  3. scanty,
  4. scanzoni's maneuver,
  5. scapa flow,
  6. scape wheel,
  7. scapegoat,
  8. scapegoatism,
  9. scapegrace,
  10. scapewheel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scaping

  • It would vex me to the dogs that letters should miscarry between Dublin and Wexford, after 'scaping the salt seas.

    The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
  • There was no room for 'scaping; and that mist Bereft us, both of sight and the pure air.

British Dictionary definitions for scaping


/ (skeɪp) /


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 Formsscapose, adjective

Word Origin for scape

C17: from Latin scāpus stem, from (Doric) Greek skapos; see shaft




/ (skeɪp) /

verb, noun

an archaic word for escape
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Word Origin and History for scaping
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