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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [rohp]
    • /roʊp/
    • /rəʊp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rohp]
    • /roʊp/

Definitions of rope word

  • noun rope a strong, thick line or cord, commonly one composed of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, or the like, or of wire or other material. 1
  • noun rope a lasso. 1
  • noun rope ropes. the cords used to enclose a prize ring or other space. Informal. the operations of a business or the details of any undertaking: The new employee didn't take long to learn the ropes. 1
  • noun rope a hangman's noose, halter, or cord. 1
  • noun rope the sentence or punishment of death by hanging. 1
  • noun rope a quantity of material or a number of things twisted or strung together in the form of a cord: a rope of tobacco. 1

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Origin of rope

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English rop(e), rap(e), Old English rāp; cognate with Dutch reep, German Reif; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Rope


rope popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

rope usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for rope

noun rope

  • bandeau — a narrow band of ribbon, velvet, etc, worn round the head
  • bola — a missile used by gauchos and Indians of South America, consisting of two or more heavy balls on a cord. It is hurled at a running quarry, such as an ox or rhea, so as to entangle its legs
  • bolas — bola (def 1).
  • bond — A bond between people is a strong feeling of friendship, love, or shared beliefs and experiences that unites them.
  • cable — A cable is a thick wire, or a group of wires inside a rubber or plastic covering, which is used to carry electricity or electronic signals.

verb rope

  • bind — If something binds people together, it makes them feel as if they are all part of the same group or have something in common.
  • cinched — a strong girth used on stock saddles, having a ring at each end to which a strap running from the saddle is secured.
  • cinching — a strong girth used on stock saddles, having a ring at each end to which a strap running from the saddle is secured.
  • fasten — to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else.
  • gluing — a hard, impure, protein gelatin, obtained by boiling skins, hoofs, and other animal substances in water, that when melted or diluted is a strong adhesive.

Top questions with rope

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