scape

SCAPE, v.t. To escape; a contracted word, not now used except in poetry, and with a mark of elision. [See Escape.]

SCAPE, n.

1. An escape. [See Escape.]

2. Means of escape; evasion.

3. Freak; aberration; deviation.

4. Loose act of vice or lewdness. [Obsolete in all its senses.

SCAPE, n. [L. scopus; probably allied to scipio, and the Gr. scepter.]

In botany, a stem bearing the fructification without leaves, as in the narcissus and hyacinth.