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Meaning of ROPE

Pronunciation:  rowp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a strong cord
  2. [v]  fasten with a rope; "rope the bag securely"
  3. [v]  catch with a lasso; "rope cows"
 

ROPE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: lasso, leash
 
 See Also: bight, bind, bola, brace, bungee, bungee cord, cable, capture, catch, cord, cordage, get, halliard, halyard, hangman's halter, hangman's rope, harpoon line, hawser, hemp, hempen necktie, jump rope, jute, lariat, lashing, lasso, prolonge, reata, riata, rope in, sisal, sisal hemp, skip rope, skipping rope, small stuff, tie, tier, tightrope, trip line

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rope\, n. [AS. r[=a]p; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop,
    Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip
    latchet.]
    1. 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. A row or string consisting of a number of things united,
       as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
    
    3. pl. The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
    
    {Rope ladder}, a ladder made of ropes.
    
    {Rope mat}., a mat made of cordage, or strands of old rope.
    
    
    {Rope of sand}, something of no cohession or fiber; a feeble
       union or tie; something not to be relied upon.
    
    {Rope pump}, a pump in which a rapidly running endless rope
       raises water by the momentum communicated to the water by
       its adhesion to the rope.
    
    {Rope transmission} (Mach.), a method of transmitting power,
       as between distant places, by means of endless ropes
       running over grooved pulleys.
    
    {Rope's end}, a piece of rope; especially, one used as a lash
       in inflicting punishment.
    
    {To give one rope}, to give one liberty or license; to let
       one go at will uncheked.
    
    
  2. \Rope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Roped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Roping}.]
    To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament
    or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
    
          Let us not hang like ropingicicles Upon our houses'
          thatch.                                  --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Rope\, v. t.
    1. To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a
       bale of goods. Hence:
    
    2. To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain
       climbers, with a rope.
    
    3. 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.
    
    4. To lasso (a steer, horse). [Colloq. U.S.]
    
    5. To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy;
       as, to rope in customers or voters. [Slang, U.S.]
    
    6. To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or
       curbing. [Racing Slang, Eng.]
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing ropes in your dream, represents some connection or a way to tie/hold things together. Dreaming that you are walking on a rope indicates that you will engage in a doubtful investment but it will prove to be successful. Dreaming that you are climbing up a rope indicates your determination to succeed and overcome adversity. It may also represent your climb to the top. If you are climbing down a rope, then it indicates that you are experiencing disappointments and decline in some business affair. Dreaming that you are tied up in ropes means that you will let your heart guide you contrary to your better judgment.
 

 

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