- The definition of a rope is a strong and thick line made of twisted fibers.
An example of a rope is what a cowboy uses for making a lasso.
- Rope is defined as to connect or restrict.
- An example of rope is tying multiple items together on a line.
- An example of rope is to put a lasso around the neck of a horse to constrict its movement.
A cowboy using a rope.
rope definition by Webster's New World
- a thick, strong cord made of intertwisted strands of fiber, thin wires, leather strips, etc.
- such cords strung between posts to enclose a boxing ring
- such a cord, or a noose made of it, for hanging a person
- death by hanging: with the
- : a rope of pearls
- a length, esp. a thick, flexible length, of something: a rope of taffy, a rope of hair
- a ropelike string of things put together by or as by twisting, twining, braiding, or threading
- a ropelike, sticky formation in a liquid, as in wine
Origin: Middle English rop ; from Old English rap, akin to German reif (Goth raip) ; from Indo-European an unverified form reip-, rag, piece of cloth ; from base an unverified form rei-, to tear from source reap, reef
- to fasten, tie, or confine with or as with a rope
- to connect or tie together (esp. mountain climbers) by a rope
- to separate, mark off, or enclose with a rope: usually with in, off, or out
- ☆ to catch or throw with a lasso
- roper noun
rope definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A flexible heavy cord of tightly intertwined hemp or other fiber.
- A string of items attached in one line by or as if by twisting or braiding: a rope of onions.
- A sticky glutinous formation of stringy matter in a liquid.
- a. A cord with a noose at one end for hanging a person.b. Execution or death by hanging: to die by the rope.
- A lasso or lariat.
- ropes Sports Several cords strung between poles to enclose a boxing or wrestling ring.
- ropes Informal Specialized procedures or details: learn the ropes; know the ropes.
- To tie or fasten with or as if with rope.
- To enclose, separate, or partition with or as if with a rope: rope off the scene of the crime.
- To catch with a rope or lasso.
- Informal To trick or deceive: An unscrupulous salesperson roped us into buying worthless property.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English rāp.
- ropˈer noun
rope - Phrases/Idioms
give someone (enough) rope
know the ropes
on the ropes
- Boxing knocked against the ropes
- Slang near collapse or ruin
the end of one's rope
on the ropes
- Knocked against the ropes that enclose a boxing ring.
- On the verge of defeat or collapse; hopeless or powerless.
the end of (one's) rope