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Definition of Cope


  1. A covering for the head.
  2. Anything regarded as extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof of a house, the arch over a door.
  3. An ecclesiastical vestment or cloak, semicircular in form, reaching from the shoulders nearly to the feet, and open in front except at the top, where it is united by a band or clasp. It is worn in processions and on some other occasions.
  4. An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
  5. The top part of a flask or mold; the outer part of a loam mold.
  6. To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.
  7. To pare the beak or talons of (a hawk).
  8. To exchange or barter.
  9. To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
  10. To enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle; to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed by with.
  11. To bargain for; to buy.
  12. To make return for; to requite; to repay.
  13. To match one's self against; to meet; to encounter.

Cope Quotations

If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.
Kris Carr

Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
Caleb Carr

We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Stephen King

This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.
Charlie Chaplin

Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
Virginia Satir
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Cope Translations

cope in Norwegian is greie
cope in Spanish is capa pluvial
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