- comb. form forming nouns denoting a view or a representation of a view (moonscape; seascape).
Etymology: after LANDSCAPE
* * *\\ˌskāp\ noun combining form (-s)Etymology: landscape
* * *a combining form extracted from landscape, denoting "an extensive view, scenery," or "a picture or representation" of such a view, as specified by the initial element: cityscape; moonscape; seascape.
* * *-scape /-skāp/suffixIndicating a type of scene or view, as in seascape, streetscapeORIGIN: ↑landscape
* * *used with some nouns to make nouns describing a wide view of a particular type
a beautiful seascape(=view of the sea)
an impressive cityscape(=view of the city)
* * *Archaic. escape.scape2 «skayp», noun.1. Botany . a leafless flower stalk rising from the ground, such as that of the narcissus, dandelion, or hyacinth.2. something like a stalk, such as the shaft of a feather or the shaft of a column.╂[< Latin scāpus stalk]scape3 «skayp», noun.a view of scenery of any kind: »
to sketch a scape in pencil.╂[abstracted from landscape]scape4 «skayp», noun.U.S. Aerospace. a space suit: »
This period is referred to officially by NASA as the “Scape-phase,” a reference to an acronym used to describe the protective suits (Robert Lindsey).Archaic. escape.╂[short for escape]-scape,combining form. a scenic picture or view of, as in seascape.
* * *comb. form denoting a specified type of scene
moonscapeOrigin:on the pattern of (land)scape
* * *(in nouns) a view or scene of
Useful english dictionary. 2012.