cope
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
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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
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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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