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Meaning of COPE

Pronunciation:  kowp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  2. [v]  come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

COPE is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: contend, coping, deal, get by, grapple, header, make do, make out, manage
 See Also: act, brick, cope with, cut, extemporize, fend, hack, improvise, match, meet, move, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cope\ (k[=o]p), n. [A doublet of cape. See {Cape}, {Cap}.]
    1. A covering for the head. [Obs.] --Johnson.
    2. 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. ``The starry cope of heaven.'' --Milton.
    3. 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. --Piers plowman.
             A hundred and sixty priests all in their copes.
                                                   --Bp. Burnet.
    4. An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the
       lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
    5. (Founding) The top part of a flask or mold; the outer part
       of a loam mold. --Knight. De Colange.
  2. \Cope\, v. i.
    To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow. [Obs.]
          Some bending down and coping toward the earth.
  3. \Cope\, v. t. (Falconry)
    To pare the beak or talons of (a hawk). --J. H. Walsh.
  4. \Cope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Coped} (k[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Coping}.] [OE. copen, coupen, to buy, bargain, prob. from
    D. koopen to buy, orig., to bargain. See {Cheap}.]
    1. To exchange or barter. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    2. To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
             Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man As e'er my
             conversation coped withal.            --Shak.
    3. 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.
             Host coped with host, dire was the din of war.
             Their generals have not been able to cope with the
             troops of Athens.                     --Addison.
  5. \Cope\, v. t.
    1. To bargain for; to buy. [Obs.]
    2. To make return for; to requite; to repay. [Obs.]
             three thousand ducats due unto the Jew, We freely
             cope your courteous pains withal.     --Shak.
    3. To match one's self against; to meet; to encounter.
             I love to cope him in these sullen fits. --Shak.
             They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle,
             and struck him down.                  --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
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