DOPE

pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane

(noun) street names for marijuana

dope, poop, the skinny, low-down

(noun) slang terms for inside information; “is that the straight dope?”

cola, dope

(noun) carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (‘dope’ is a southernism in the United States)

dumbbell, dummy, dope, boob, booby, pinhead

(noun) an ignorant or foolish person

dope, dope up

(verb) give a narcotic to; “The athletes were dope by the coach before the race”

dope

(verb) add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties; “The resistors have been doped”

dope

(verb) take drugs to improve one’s athletic performance

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

dope (countable and uncountable, plural dopes)

(uncountable) Any viscous liquid or paste, such as a lubricant, used in preparing a surface.

(uncountable) An absorbent material used to hold a liquid.

(uncountable, aeronautics) Any varnish used to coat a part, such as an airplane wing or a hot-air balloon in order to waterproof, strengthen, etc.

(uncountable, slang) Any illicit or narcotic drug that produces euphoria or satisfies an addiction; particularly heroin.

(uncountable, slang) Information, usually from an inside source, originally in horse racing and other sports.

(uncountable, fireams) Ballistic data on previously fired rounds, used to calculate the required hold over a target.

(countable, slang) A stupid person.

(US, Ohio) Dessert topping.

Synonyms

• See also fool

Verb

dope (third-person singular simple present dopes, present participle doping, simple past and past participle doped)

(transitive, slang) To affect with drugs.

(transitive) To treat with dope (lubricant, etc.).

(transitive, electronics) To add a dopant such as arsenic to (a pure semiconductor such as silicon).

(slang) To use drugs; especially, to use prohibited performance-enhancing drugs in sporting competitions.

(slang, transitive, dated) To judge or guess; to predict the result of.

Adjective

dope (comparative doper, superlative dopest)

(slang) Amazing.

Anagrams

• deop, depo, op-ed, oped, p.o.'ed, p.o.ed, pedo, pedo-, pode, poed

Source: Wiktionary


Dope (dop), n. [D. doop a dipping, fr. doopen to dip. Cf. Dip.]

1. Any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as of opium for medicinal purposes, of grease for a lubricant, etc.

2. Any preparation, as of opium, used to stupefy or, in the case of a race horse, to stimulate. [Slang or Cant]

3. An absorbent material; esp., in high explosives, the sawdust, infusorial earth, mica, etc., mixed with nitroglycerin to make a damp powder (dynamite, etc.) less dangerous to transport, and ordinarily explosive only by suitable fulminating caps.

4. Information concerning the previous performances of race horses, or other facts concerning them which may be of assistance in judging of their chances of winning future races; sometimes, similar information concerning other sports. [Sporting Slang]

Dope, v. t.

1. To treat or affect with dope; as, to dope nitroglycerin; specif.: (a) To give stupefying drugs to; to drug. [Slang] (b) To administer a stimulant to (a horse) to increase his speed. It is a serious offense against the laws of racing. [Race-track Slang]

2. To judge or guess; to predict the result of, as by the aid of dope. [Slang]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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