What does rope mean?

Definitions for rope

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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"


  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

  11. Origin: [AS. rp; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop, Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip latchet.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rope

    showing method of construction.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rope

    Is composed of hemp, hide, wire, or other stuff, spun into yarns and strands, which twisted together forms the desired cordage. The word is very old, being the actual representative of the Anglo-Saxon ráp.--To rope a sail. To sew the bolt-rope round its edges, to strengthen it and prevent it from rending.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rope

    A large, stout, twisted cord, of not less, usually, than an inch in circumference. It differs from cord, line, and string only in its size. Ropes are ranked under two descriptions, cable-laid and hawser-laid; the former composed of nine strands, or three great strands, each consisting of three small ones; the latter made with three strands, each composed of a certain number of rope-yarns.

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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

How to pronounce rope?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say rope in sign language?

  1. rope


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rope in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rope in a Sentence

  1. Jason Bostic:

    We are walking a tight rope.

  2. Ayn Rand:

    Guilt is a rope that wears thin.

  3. Andy Smith:

    Both of them have to walk a tight rope.

  4. Belkacem Machane:

    They have now reached the end of their rope.

  5. Jonathan Ross:

    You can’t make a wave if the rope is tight.

Images & Illustrations of rope

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