What does TOPE mean?

Definitions for TOPEtoʊp

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tope

    tōp, v.i. to drink hard or to excess: to tipple:—pr.p. tō′ping; pa.p. tōped.—n. Tō′per, a drunkard. [From tope, an obs. verb 'to drink hard,' from the phrase to top off, sig. 'to drink off at one draught.']

  2. Tope

    tōp, n. a Buddhist tumulus for the preservation of relics, of more or less solid masonry, in which the relics are deposited—the oldest spherical, others having polygonal bases, originally crowned with an umbrella-shaped finial, and surrounded by a carved stone railing with elaborately carved gateway. [Corr. from Sans. stūpa, a heap.]

  3. Tope

    tōp, n. a small species of British shark—the Miller's dog and Penny dog.

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TOPE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TOPE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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