Definitions of cope

  1. To contend with in equal combat; to match; to encounter; to contend.
  2. To exchange or barter.
  3. To cover with a cope.
  4. To contend on equal terms; followed by with.
  5. To strive or contend on equal terms: often with with.
  6. To vie with, especially on equal terms or successfully: to match.
  7. To vie or contend with on equal terms.
  8. 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"
  9. To cover as with a cope; to form a cope. See Cap.
  10. To contend with on equal terms; to match; to oppose with success; to strive or struggle with.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
  14. The top part of a flask or mold; the outer part of a loam mold.
  15. To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.
  16. To pare the beak or talons of ( a hawk).
  17. To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
  18. 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.
  19. To bargain for; to buy.
  20. To make return for; to requite; to repay.
  21. To match one's self against; to meet; to encounter.
  22. A large semicircular cloak worn by bishops and priests over the surplice.
  23. A covering, a cap or hood: a cloak worn by a priest: anything spread overhead: a coping.
  24. A priest's cloak; a hood; coping.
  25. Anything that arches overhead; a coping.
  26. A long mantle, as of a priest.
  27. A hood; a cloak, furnished with a hood and without sleeves, worn by priests on solemn occasions; anything extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof or covering of a house, the arch over a door, & c.; a coping; an ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil out of the leadmines in some parts of Derbyshire.
  28. A sacerdotal vestment or garment worn in sacred ministrations; a cover for the head; anything spread over the head; the top or covering course of a wall.