I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -cāp, from Late Latin cappa head covering Date: 13th century 1. a long enveloping ecclesiastical vestment 2. a. something resembling a cope (as by concealing or covering) <
the dark sky's starry cope — P. B. Shelley
b. coping II. transitive verb (coped; coping) Date: 14th century to cover or furnish with a cope III. verb (coped; coping) Etymology: Middle English copen, coupen, from Anglo-French couper to strike, cut, from cop, colp blow, from Late Latin colpus, alteration of Latin colaphus, from Greek kolaphos buffet Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. obsolete strike, fight 2. a. to maintain a contest or combat usually on even terms or with success — used with with b. to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties — often used with with <
learning to cope with the demands of her schedule
3. archaic meet, encounter transitive verb 1. obsolete to meet in combat 2. obsolete to come in contact with 3. obsolete match IV. transitive verb (coped; coping) Etymology: probably from French couper to cut Date: circa 1901 1. to shape (a structural member) to fit a coping or conform to the shape of another member 2. notch

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