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Meaning of LOPE

Pronunciation:  lowp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a smooth 3-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
  2. [n]  a slow pace of running
  3. [v]  run easily

LOPE is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: canter, jog, trot
 See Also: dogtrot, gait, locomotion, run, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lope\, imp.
    of {Leap}. [Obs.]
          And, laughing, lope into a tree. Spenser.
  2. \Lope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Loped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Loping}.] [See {Leap}.]
    1. To leap; to dance. [Prov. Eng.] ``He that lopes on the
       ropes.'' --Middleton.
    2. To move with a lope, as a horse. [U.S.]
  3. \Lope\, n.
    1. A leap; a long step. [Prov. Eng.]
    2. An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.
             The mustang goes rollicking ahead, with the eternal
             lope, . . . a mixture of two or three gaits, as easy
             as the motions of a crade.            --T. B.
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