(noun) a strong line

rope, leash

(verb) fasten with a rope; “rope the bag securely”

lasso, rope

(verb) catch with a lasso; “rope cows”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



rope (countable and uncountable, plural ropes)

(uncountable) Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line.

(countable) An individual length of such material.

A cohesive strand of something.

(dated) A continuous stream.

(baseball) A hard line drive.

(ceramics) A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.

(computer science) A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.

(Jainism) A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second.

(jewelry) A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.

(nautical) Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.

(archaic) A unit of length equal to 20 feet.

(slang) Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.

(slang, vulgar) A shot of semen that a man releases during ejaculation.

(in the plural) The small intestines.


• (thick string): twine, line, cord; see also string

• (unit of cosmic distance): rajju, infinitude


rope (third-person singular simple present ropes, present participle roping, simple past and past participle roped)

(transitive) To tie (something) with rope.

(transitive) To throw a rope (or something similar, e.g. a lasso, cable, wire, etc.) around (something).

(intransitive) To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread.

(slang, intransitive) To commit suicide.


• (tie with rope): tie, bind, secure

• (throw a rope around): lasso


• Pero, oper, pore, reop, repo

Source: Wiktionary

Rope, n. Etym: [AS. rap; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop, Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip latchet.]

1. 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.

2. A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.

3. pl.

Definition: The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds. Rope ladder, a ladder made of ropes.

– Rope mat., a mat made of cordage, or strands of old rope.

– Rope of sand, something of no cohession or fiber; a feeble union or tie; something not to be relied upon.

– Rope pump, a pump in which a rapidly running endless rope raises water by the momentum communicated to the water by its adhesion to the rope.

– Rope transmission (Mach.), a method of transmitting power, as between distant places, by means of endless ropes running over grooved pulleys.

– Rope's end, a piece of rope; especially, one used as a lash in inflicting punishment.

– To give one rope, to give one liberty or license; to let one go at will uncheked.

Rope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roped; p. pr. & vb. n. Roping.]

Definition: To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality. Let us not hang like ropingicicles Upon our houses' thatch. Shak.

Rope, v. t.

1. To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods. Hence: --

2. To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.

3. 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.

4. To lasso (a steer, horse). [Colloq. U.S.]

5. To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters. [Slang, U.S.]

6. To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing. [Racing Slang, Eng.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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