I. noun Etymology: Middle English loup, lope leap, probably from Old Norse hlaup; akin to Old English hlēapan to leap — more at leap Date: 1809 1. an easy natural gait of a horse resembling a canter 2. an easy usually bounding gait capable of being sustained for a long time II. intransitive verb (loped; loping) Date: circa 1825 to move or ride at a lope • loper noun

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  • Lope — es un nombre de pila español actualmente en desuso, pero que se conserva en el apellido patronímico López. Proviene del latín lupus, lobo.[1] Es el nombre de las siguientes personas: Siglo XI Lope Íñiguez Siglo XII Lope Díaz I de Haro Lope Díaz… …   Wikipedia Español

  • lope — [ lɔp ] n. f. • 1887; de lopaille « pédéraste passif », altér. de copaille, copain ♦ Péj. 1 ♦ Arg. Homosexuel. 2 ♦ Fam. Personne lâche. C est une lope. T. d injure Bande de lopes ! ● lopette ou lope nom féminin Populaire Homme veule, sans… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lope — ist ein heute kaum noch vergebener spanischer männlicher Vorname.[1] Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Namensträger 3 Sonstiges …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lopé — Lope Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Lope (Loup) est un prénom d origine hispanique, actuellement désuet, mais que l on retrouve dans le patronyme López (en portugais, Lopes ) ; il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lope — is an old Spanish given name, derived from Latin lupus , meaning wolf . Lope may refer to:*Félix Lope de Vega (1562 1635), Spanish poet; *Lope de Aguirre Others*Canter *Lope Department Gabonee also*Lupe *Lopez *Ochoa …   Wikipedia

  • lope — [ləup US loup] v also lope off [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: hlaupa to jump ] to run easily with long steps lope along/across/up etc ▪ He loped off down the corridor. >lope n [singular] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lope — Lope, imp. of {Leap}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And, laughing, lope into a tree. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lope — Lope, n. 1. A leap; a long step. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] The mustang goes rollicking ahead, with the eternal lope, . . . a mixture of two or three gaits, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lope — Lope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Loped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Loping}.] [See {Leap}.] 1. To leap; to dance. [Prov. Eng.] He that lopes on the ropes. Middleton. [1913 Webster] 2. To move with a leaping or bounding stride, as a horse. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lope — [ loup ] verb intransitive lope off/into/towards/along to run with long slow steps: I saw him come loping along the road …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lope — [lōp] vi. loped, loping [ME lopen < ON hlaupa, to leap, run (or MDu lopen): see LEAP] to move along easily, with a long, swinging stride or in an easy canter vt. to cause to lope n. a long, easy, swinging stride loper n …   English World dictionary

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