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Definitions of rope

  1. catch with a lasso; " rope cows"
  2. fasten with a rope; " rope the bag securely"
  3. a strong cord
  4. a strong line
  5. A guide rope.
  6. 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.
  7. A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
  8. The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
  9. To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
  10. To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.
  11. To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
  12. 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.
  13. To lasso ( a steer, horse).
  14. To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.
  15. To prevent from winning ( as a horse), by pulling or curbing.
  16. A thick, stout cord made of several strands of hemp, cotton. Flax, etc., twisted together; a collection of things braided or twined together in a line or string; as, a rope of pearls; any glutinous or slimy thread formed in a liquid.
  17. To fasten, bind, or tie with a rope; to divide off, by means of a rope; as, to rope off a plot of ground; colloquially, to lasso, or draw in by means of a noose, as a steer.
  18. To become drawn out into threads; as, the jelly ropes.
  19. A thick twisted cord.
  20. To extend into a thread, as by a glutinous quality.
  21. ROPILY.
  22. ROPINESS.
  23. A thick cord.
  24. To be drawn out into a thread.
  25. To tie up, unite, or enclose with rope.
  26. A thick cord of twisted fibers.
  27. A glutinous filament or thread.
  28. A thick cord of several strands twisted together; a row of things strung together.
  29. To fasten with a rope; to bridle in. Rope of sand, a band easily broken.
  30. To draw out in a filament, as any viscous matter.
  31. To draw out or extend into a string or thread by means of a glutinous or adhesive quality.
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Usage examples for rope

  1. He laughed and pulled at the rope again. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. Guy's in the rope! – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  3. Then the rope tautened. – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  4. But where is the rope? – The Eagle's Nest by S. E. Cartwright
  5. " Here, lay hold o' the rope," cried Tommy, whose only desire now was to save the life of the wretched man; " there, don't you feel it?" – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  6. Stannard gave him a keen glance, but Deering said, Let's try; I've brought the rope. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  7. You have from now until nearly midnight to call your company together at the rope walk where I landed. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  8. Now, you boys, here's a bit of rope. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  9. How much rope have 'ee got, Jim? – I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  10. " Me come- cow come too," said Eagle Feather, and he led the cow by the broken rope. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope
  11. The woman had already fled down the passage and was dragging the boy by a rope in order to make him walk despite the cords with which he was bound. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  12. " Well, I had that, too, but I took the rope off a little while ago, so I could run loose," explained the live monkey. – The Story of Calico Clown by Laura Lee Hope
  13. Are- are they going to rope Diablo? – Bull Hunter by Max Brand
  14. We would rope them and throw them for that purpose. – Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History by F. C. Grable
  15. " The rope," Tony said. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  16. We must not wait for the rope! – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. " Put away that rope, boys! – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  18. At the same time a man took his place at each guide rope. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  19. He guided her hand to a rope. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
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