Cope Cope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Coped} (k[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coping}.] [OE. copen, coupen, to buy, bargain, prob. from D. koopen to buy, orig., to bargain. See {Cheap}.] 1. To exchange or barter. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To encounter; to meet; to have to do with. [1913 Webster]

Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man As e'er my conversation coped withal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle; to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed by with. [1913 Webster]

Host coped with host, dire was the din of war. --Philips. [1913 Webster]

Their generals have not been able to cope with the troops of Athens. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Coping — may refer to: Coping (architecture) consists of the capping or covering of a wall Coping (psychology) is the process of managing stressful circumstances Coping (joinery), a woodworking technique A coping is the part of a Crown (dentistry) that… …   Wikipedia

  • coping — c.1600 as an architectural term, from cope (n.), the cape like vestment worn by priests (14c.), a variant of CAPE (Cf. cape). Coping saw attested by 1931 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coping — Cop ing, n. [See {Cope}, n.] (Arch.) The highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often with sloping edges to carry off water; sometimes called {capping}. Gwill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coping — ● coping nom masculin (de l anglais to cope, supporter) En psychologie, stratégie développée par l individu pour faire face au stress …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coping —   [ koʊpɪȖ, zu englisch to cope »mit jemandem/etwas fertig werden«] das, s, psychische Bewältigung und Verarbeitung von Belastungen, die insbesondere durch chronische oder unheilbare Erkrankungen und Behinderungen verursacht werden …   Universal-Lexikon

  • coping — ► NOUN ▪ the top, typically rounded or sloping, course of a brick or stone wall. ORIGIN from COPE(Cf. ↑coper), originally meaning «dress in a cope», hence «to cover» …   English terms dictionary

  • coping — [kō′piŋ] n. [< fig. use of COPE2] the top layer of a masonry wall, usually sloped to carry off water …   English World dictionary

  • Coping — Stress Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tension et Stress (homonymie). Le stress ou tension nerveuse est le syndrome général d adaptation. Il s agit d un anglicisme : ce mot signifie contrainte en anglais. Le stress fait partie des troubles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coping — Bewältigungsstrategie, Copingstrategie, Coping (von englisch: to cope with = bewältigen , überwinden ) bezeichnet die Art des Umgangs mit einem als bedeutsam und schwierig empfundenen Lebensereignis oder einer Lebensphase. In diesem Sinne sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coping — I UK [ˈkəʊpɪŋ] / US [ˈkoʊpɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms coping : singular coping plural copings the final layer of bricks or stone built along a wall II UK [ˈkəʊpɪŋ] / US [ˈkoʊpɪŋ] adjective coping behaviour or skills are ways that… …   English dictionary

  • coping — n. the top (usu. sloping) course of masonry in a wall or parapet. Phrases and idioms: coping stone a stone used in a coping …   Useful english dictionary

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