Definitions for ROPEroʊp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roperoʊp(n.; v.)roped, rop•ing.

  1. (n.)a strong, thick line or cord, usu. made of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, wire, or the like.

  2. a lasso.

  3. ropes, the cords used to enclose a prize ring or other space. the operations of a business or the details of any undertaking:

    to learn the ropes; showed her the ropes.

    Category: Informal

  4. a hangman's noose.

  5. the sentence or punishment of death by hanging.

  6. material or objects twisted or strung together in the form of a cord.

  7. a stringy, viscid formation in a liquid.

  8. Slang. a thick, heavy gold chain worn as jewelry.

    Category: Jewelry, Informal

  9. (v.t.)to tie, bind, or fasten with a rope.

  10. to enclose or mark off with a rope (often fol. by off):

    to rope off the reserved seats.

  11. to catch with a lasso; lasso.

  12. (v.i.)to become ropy or stringy.

  13. rope in,to lure, esp. by trickery.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

Idioms for rope:

  1. on the ropes, close to defeat, failure, or utter collapse.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of rope:

bef. 900; (n.) ME rop(e), rap(e), OE rāp, c. OFris rāp, OHG reif, ON reip, Go -raip (in skaudaraip thong); (v.) ME, der. of the n.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rope(noun)

    a strong line

  2. R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle(verb)

    street names for flunitrazepan

  3. lasso, rope(verb)

    catch with a lasso

    "rope cows"

  4. rope, leash(verb)

    fasten with a rope

    "rope the bag securely"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rope(noun)ʊp

    a long piece of twisted string or fiber, used to tie or pull things

    They tied the rope to the wagon.

  2. ropeʊp

    the way to do a job

    a new employee learning the ropes; We'll find someone to show you the ropes.


  1. rope(Noun)

    Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line.

    Nylon rope is usually stronger than similar rope made of plant fibers.

  2. rope(Noun)

    An individual length of such material.

    The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes.

  3. rope(Noun)

    A cohesive strand of something.

  4. rope(Noun)

    A continuous stream.

  5. rope(Noun)

    A hard line drive.

    He hit a rope past third and into the corner.

  6. rope(Noun)

    A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.

  7. rope(Noun)

    A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.

  8. rope(Noun)

    A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second.

  9. rope(Noun)

    A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.

  10. rope(Verb)

    To tie (something) with something.

    The robber roped the victims.

  11. rope(Verb)

    To throw a rope around (something).

    The cowboy roped the calf.

  12. rope(Noun)

    Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.

  13. rope(Noun)

    A unit of length equal to 20 feet.

  14. rope(Noun)

    Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.

  15. Origin: From rap. Cognate with Albanian rrip,rryp.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rope(noun)

    a large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage

  2. Rope(noun)

    a row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions

  3. Rope(noun)

    the small intestines; as, the ropes of birds

  4. Rope(verb)

    to be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality

  5. Rope(verb)

    to bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods

  6. Rope(verb)

    to connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope

  7. Rope(verb)

    to partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd

  8. Rope(verb)

    to lasso (a steer, horse)

  9. Rope(verb)

    to draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters

  10. Rope(verb)

    to prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing


  1. Rope

    A rope is a linear collection of plies, yarns or strands which are twisted or braided together in order to combine them into a larger and stronger form. Ropes have tensile strength and so can be used for dragging and lifting, but are far too flexible to provide compressive strength. As a result, they cannot be used for pushing or similar compressive applications. Rope is thicker and stronger than similarly constructed cord, line, string, and twine.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. rope

    An element of chaff consisting of a long roll of metallic foil or wire which is designed for broad, low-frequency responses. See also chaff.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROPE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4477

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROPE' in Nouns Frequency: #1740

Anagrams of ROPE

  1. pore

  2. repo

Translations for ROPE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to tie or fasten with a rope

He roped the suitcase to the roof of the car.

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