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

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.
Nikos Kazantzakis
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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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