Cape of Good Hope
geographical name 1. — see good hope (Cape of) 2. (or Cape Province) (or Kaapland) (or earlier Cape Colony) former province S Republic of South Africa capital Cape Town area 278,465 square miles (724,009 square kilometers)

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  • Cape of Good Hope — the Cape of Good Hope a ↑peninsula (=a piece of land surrounded on three sides by water) at the southwestern end of South Africa, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cape of Good Hope — Cape′ of Good Hope′ n. 1) geg a cape in S Africa, in the SW Republic of South Africa 2) geg Also called Cape′ Prov ince Formerly, Cape Colony a province in the Republic of South Africa. 7,443,500; 277,169 sq. mi. (717,868 sq. km). Cap.:Cape Town …   From formal English to slang

  • Cape of Good Hope — (spr. kehp ŏf gudd hohp), engl. Name des Kaps der Guten Hoffnung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cape of Good Hope —   [keɪp ɔv gʊd həʊp, englisch], das Kap der Guten Hoffnung.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Cape of Good Hope — The Cape of Good Hope (Afrikaans: Kaap die Goeie Hoop , nl. Kaap de Goede Hoop, pt. Cabo da Boa Esperança, Persian Language: دماغه امید نیک ) is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of South Africa. There is a very common misconception that the …   Wikipedia

  • CAPE OF GOOD HOPE —    a cape in South Africa, discovered by Diaz in 1486; called at first Cape of Storms, from the experience of the first navigators; altered in consideration of the promised land reached beyond …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cape of Good Hope — noun 1. a point of land in southwestern South Africa (south of Cape Town) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑cape, ↑ness 2. a province of western South Africa • Instance Hypernyms: ↑state, ↑province * * * 1. a cape in S Africa, in the SW Republic of South… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cape of Good Hope — 1. a cape in S Africa, in the SW Republic of South Africa. 2. Also called Cape Province. Formerly, Cape Colony. a province in the Republic of South Africa. 6,731,820; 277,169 sq. mi. (717,868 sq. km). Cap.: Cape Town. * * * …   Universalium

  • Cape of Good Hope — noun a cape in southwestern South Africa, near Cape Town …   Wiktionary

  • Cape of Good Hope — noun a cape near the southern extremity of Africa …   Australian English dictionary

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