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Definition of Rope


  1. A guide rope.
  2. A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage.
  3. A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
  4. The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
  5. To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
  6. To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.
  7. To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
  8. To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.
  9. To lasso (a steer, horse).
  10. To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.
  11. To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing.

Rope Quotations

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
Joseph Stalin

Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.
Cyril Connolly

Experiments were not attempted at that time, we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway, and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators.
Richard Ernst

Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.
Nikita Khrushchev
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Rope Translations

rope in Danish is reb, snor
rope in Dutch is lijntje, koord, snoer, koorde, lijn
rope in French is funiculaire, corde
rope in German is Seil, Tau, Seil
rope in Latin is funis, funis -is
rope in Norwegian is tau, reip
rope in Portuguese is corda
rope in Spanish is cuerda, soga
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