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

  1. escape.


  1. a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers
  2. zoology a stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect’s antenna

verb, noun

  1. an archaic word for escape

n.“scenery view,” 1773, abstracted from landscape (n.); as a comb. element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape. v.late 13c., shortened form of escape; frequent in prose till late 17c. Related: Scaped (sometimes 15c.-16c. with strong past tense scope); scaping. As a noun from c.1300.

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