Definitions of rope

  1. To draw out in a filament, as any viscous matter.
  2. To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.
  3. To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
  4. 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.
  5. To lasso ( a steer, horse).
  6. To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.
  7. To prevent from winning ( as a horse), by pulling or curbing.
  8. 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.
  9. To tie up, unite, or enclose with rope.
  10. To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
  11. To become drawn out into threads; as, the jelly ropes.
  12. To extend into a thread, as by a glutinous quality.
  13. To be drawn out into a thread.
  14. To fasten with a rope; to bridle in. Rope of sand, a band easily broken.
  15. To draw out or extend into a string or thread by means of a glutinous or adhesive quality.
  16. a strong cord
  17. a strong line
  18. A guide rope.
  19. 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.
  20. A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
  21. The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
  22. 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.
  23. A thick twisted cord.
  24. ROPINESS.
  25. A thick cord.
  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. ROPILY.
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