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scape

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

scapen. [L. scapus shaft, stem, stalk; cf. Gr. a staff: cf. F. scape. Cf. Scepter.].
  •  A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The long basal joint of the antennæ of an insect.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The shaft of a column.  [1913 Webster]
scapev. t. & i. [Aphetic form of escape.].
     To escape.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "Out of this prison help that we may scape."  [1913 Webster]
scapen. 
  •  An escape.  [1913 Webster]
    "I spake of most disastrous chances, . . .
    Of hairbreadth scapes in the imminent, deadly breach.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Means of escape; evasion.  Donne.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade.  [1913 Webster]
    "Not pardoning so much as the scapes of error and ignorance."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Loose act of vice or lewdness.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scape, n.
1 a long flower-stalk coming directly from the root.
2 the base of an insect's antenna.

Etymology
L scapus f. Gk skapos, rel. to SCEPTRE

THESAURUS

scape

Maypole, abscond, airscape, bar, break, breakout, bunk, cityscape, cloudscape, decamp, diorama, exterior, farmscape, flagstaff, flee, flight, fly, getaway, interior, lam, landscape, lookout, outlook, panorama, pastoral, perspective, pole, prospect, riverscape, rod, scene, scenery, scenic view, seapiece, seascape, shaft, sight, skyscape, slip, snowscape, stalk, stem, stick, sweep, tongue, totem pole, townscape, view, vista, waterscape

ROGET THESAURUS

scape

Escape

N escape, scape, avolation, elopement, flight, evasion, retreat, narrow escape, hairbreadth escape, close call, come off, impunity, loophole, path, refuse, vent, vent peg, safety valve, drawbridge, fire escape, reprieve, liberation, refugee, escaping, escaped, stolen away, fled, the bird has flown the coop.

VB escape, scape, make one's escape, effect one's escape, make good one's escape, break jail, get off, get clear off, get well out of, echapper belle, save one's bacon, save one's skin, weather the storm, escape scot-free, elude &c, make off, march off, give one the slip, slip through the hands, slip through the fingers, slip the collar, wriggle out of prison, break out, break loose, break loose from prison, break away, slip away, get away, find vent, find a hole to creep out of, disappear, vanish.


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