Tope Tope (t[=o]p), n. [Probably from Skr. st[=u]pa a tope, a stupa, through Prakrit th[=u]po.] A moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument, often erected over a Buddhist relic. [1913 Webster]

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  • tope — tope …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • tope — ⇒TOPE, interj. [Pour exprimer l assentiment donné à une pers. quand on accepte un défi ou un pari, quand on conclut une affaire] Allons, calmez vous. Tope! Faisons la paix! Ils se donnèrent la main, et causèrent amicalement (ROLLAND, J. Chr.,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tope — En español significa ‘pieza o elemento destinado a detener un movimiento o amortiguar un choque’ y, en sentido no material, ‘extremo o límite al que puede llegar algo’: «El cañoncito se carga sacando el tirador y poniendo el tope» (VV. AA.… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Tope — Tope, n. [Tamil t[=o]ppu.] A grove or clump of trees; as, a toddy tope. [India] Whitworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tope — Tope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Toped} (t[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Toping}.] [F. t[^o]per to cover a stake in playing at dice, to accept an offer, t[^o]pe agreed!; perhaps imitative of the sound of striking hands on concluding a bargain. From being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tope — Tope, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A small shark or dogfish ({Galeorhinus galeus} syn. {Galeus galeus}), native of Europe, but found also on the coasts of California and Tasmania; called also {toper}, {oil shark}, {miller s dog}, and {penny dog}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tope — tope1 [tōp] vt., vi. toped, toping [Fr toper, to accept the stakes in gambling (prob. < ODu topp, touch): E meaning given here is prob. from the custom of drinking to the conclusion of the wager] Archaic to drink (alcoholic liquor) in large… …   English World dictionary

  • Tope — may refer to: * A Buddhist stupa, a dome shaped monument. * To drink heavily. * Any of several small species of shark, especially the school shark, Galeorhinus galeus . * An incorrect spelling of Taupe, a dark greyish brown colour. * The past… …   Wikipedia

  • Tope — (aus sanskr. Stûpa, »Grabhügel«), Kultusdenkmäler des Buddhismus, grabhügelähnliche Gebäude, in denen vielfach Reliquien Buddhas und seiner Schüler aufbewahrt wurden. Sie sind in halbkugelförmiger Ausbauchung aus Steinen errichtet und ruhen auf… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tope — tope, toppe terre inculte, pâture anc. fr. Dér.: topenne : tertre, pente …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

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