I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rāp; akin to Old High German reif hoop Date: before 12th century 1. a. a large stout cord of strands of fibers or wire twisted or braided together b. a long slender strip of material used as rope <
rawhide rope
c. a hangman's noose d. lariat 2. a row or string consisting of things united by or as if by braiding, twining, or threading 3. plural special or basic techniques or procedures <
show him the ropes
4. line driveropelike adjective II. verb (roped; roping) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord b. to partition, separate, or divide by a rope <
rope off the street
c. lasso 2. to draw as if with a rope ; lure intransitive verb to take the form of or twist in the manner of rope • roper noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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