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Meaning of TOPE

Pronunciation:  towp

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"

TOPE is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: drink
 See Also: habituate, use



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tope\ (t[=o]p), n. [Probably from Skr. st[=u]pa a tope, a
    stupa, through Prakrit th[=u]po.]
    A moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument, often
    erected over a Buddhist relic.
  2. \Tope\, n. [Tamil t[=o]ppu.]
    A grove or clump of trees; as, a toddy tope. [India]
  3. \Tope\, n.
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A small shark or dogfish ({Galeorhinus, or
       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}.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) The wren. [Prov. Eng.]
  4. \Tope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Toped} (t[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Toping}.] [F. t[^o]per to cover a stake in playing at
    dice, to accept an offer, t[^o]pe agreed!; -- perhaps
    imitative of the sound of striking hands on concluding a
    bargain. From being used in English as a drinking term,
    probably at first in accepting a toast.]
    To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous
    liquors to excess.
          If you tope in form, and treat.          --Dryden.