Definitions for TOPEtoʊp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

topetoʊp(v.)toped, top•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to drink alcoholic liquor habitually and to excess.

  2. (v.t.)to drink (liquor) habitually and to excess.

Origin of tope:

1645–55; orig. uncert.


  1. a small shark, Galeorhinus galeus, of European coasts.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of tope:

1680–90; perh. akin to toper dogfish (Norfolk dial.), of obscure orig.


  1. Category: Eastern Religions, Indian (India)

    Ref: stupa.

Origin of tope:

1805–15; < Hindi ṭop

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stupa, tope(verb)

    a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists

  2. drink, tope(verb)

    drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic

    "The husband drinks and beats his wife"


  1. tope(Noun)

    A small, grey, European shark, Galeorhinus galeus, that has rough skin and a long snout.

  2. tope(Verb)

    To drink excessively; to get drunk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tope(noun)

    a moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument, often erected over a Buddhist relic

  2. Tope(noun)

    a grove or clump of trees; as, a toddy tope

  3. Tope(noun)

    a small shark or dogfish (Galeorhinus, / Galeus, galeus), native of Europe, but found also on the coasts of California and Tasmania; -- called also toper, oil shark, miller's dog, and penny dog

  4. Tope(noun)

    the wren

  5. Tope(verb)

    to drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tope

    the popular name in Buddhist countries for a species of cupola-shaped tumulus surmounted by a finial, in shape like an open parasol, the emblem of Hindu royalty; these parasol finials were often placed one upon the top of the other until a great height was reached; one in Ceylon attains a height of 249 ft., with a diameter of 360 ft.; were used to preserve relics or to commemorate some event.

Translations for TOPE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a device, eg a wedge etc, for stopping the movement of something, or for keeping it in a fixed position

a door-stop.

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