header, coping, cope(noun)
brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage(verb)
come to terms with
"We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
a covering for the head
anything regarded as extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof of a house, the arch over a door
an ecclesiastical vestment or cloak, semicircular in form, reaching from the shoulders nearly to the feet, and open in front except at the top, where it is united by a band or clasp. It is worn in processions and on some other occasions
an ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England
the top part of a flask or mold; the outer part of a loam mold
to form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow
to pare the beak or talons of (a hawk)
to exchange or barter
to encounter; to meet; to have to do with
to enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle; to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed by with
to bargain for; to buy
to make return for; to requite; to repay
to match one's self against; to meet; to encounter
Origin: [OE. copen, coupen, to buy, bargain, prob. from D. koopen to buy, orig., to bargain. See Cheap.]
The cope is a liturgical vestment, more precisely a long mantle or cloak, open in front and fastened at the breast with a band or clasp. It may be of any liturgical colour. A cope may be worn by any rank of the clergy, and also by lay ministers in certain circumstances. If worn by a bishop, it is generally accompanied by a mitre. The clasp, which is often highly ornamented, is called a morse. In art, angels are often shown wearing copes, especially in Early Netherlandish painting.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kōp, n. a covering: a cap or hood: anything spread overhead: a coping: an ecclesiastical vestment worn over the alb or surplice in processions, at solemn lauds and vespers, but not by the celebrant at mass, semicircular, without sleeves and with a hood, fastened across the breast with a clasp or morse, the straight edge usually ornamented with a broad orphrey.—v.t. to cover with a cope.—ns. Cope′-stone, Cop′ing-stone, the stone which copes or tops a wall; Cop′ing, the covering course of masonry of a wall. [From root of Cap.]
kōp, v.t. to barter or exchange. [Cf. Dut. koopen.]
kōp, v.i. to contend.—v.t. to vie with, esp. on equal terms or successfully: to match.—n. Copes′mate (Shak.), a companion. [Fr. couper—L. colaphus, a blow with the fist.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cope' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2705
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cope' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1707
Rank popularity for the word 'cope' in Verbs Frequency: #397
The numerical value of cope in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of cope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have managed to cope (with deposit withdrawals). Can the situation be repeated? Yes, it can.
However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner ... sulking and nausea.
Automakers are injecting younger blood into the organization to cope with a paradigm shift and lead innovations.
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
Russian banks and Russian corporates will have more ability now to get dollars from the central bank to cope with external debt redemptions.
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- справям се, филонBulgarian
- zurechtkommen, schaffenGerman
- selviytyä, kestää, selvitäFinnish
- chape, débrouiller, faire faceFrench
- kórkápa, biskupskápa, kápaIcelandic
- 処理, 対処Japanese
- mee omgaanDutch
- lidar, aguentarPortuguese
- confrunta, înfrunta, împăcaRomanian
- справиться, справлятьсяRussian
- носити, nositi, izaći na kraj, изаћи на крајSerbo-Croatian
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