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From Old English rāp.

Noun

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Singular
rope

Plural
s

rope (s)
Length of rope.
  1. (uncountable) Thick, strong string or other cordage made of several strands that have been twisted together. syn. transl.
    This nylon rope is very strong.
    The load is suspended from the crane with a wire rope.
  2. (countable) An individual length of such material.
    The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes.
  3. A cohesive strand of something.
  4. (dated) A continuous stream.
  5. (baseball) A hard line drive.
    He hit a rope past third and into the corner.
  6. (ceramics) A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.
  7. (computer science) A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second. syn.
    • 2001, “Review of Metaphysical Teaching”, in Nagendra Kr. Singh ed., Encyclopaedia of Jainism[2], ISBN 8126106913, page 7522,  
      The central strip of the loka, the Middle World, represents its smallest area, being only one rope wide and one hundred thousand leagues high, []
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.
  10. (nautical) Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.
  11. (archaic) A unit of length equal to 20 feet.
  12. (slang) Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.

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Verb

Infinitive
to rope

Third person singular
rop

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to rope (third-person singular simple present rop, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To tie (something) with something.
    The robber roped the victims.
  2. (transitive) To throw a rope around (something).
    The cowboy roped the calf.

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Finnish

(index R)

Abbreviation

rope (shortened form of roolipeli)

  1. (gaming) RPG (role-playing game)

Norwegian

Verb

rope (present tense roper; past tense ropte; past participle ropt; present participle ropende; imperative rop)

  1. to shout

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