Cope definition

kōp
To cope is to successfully manage something difficult or challenging.

An example of cope is when you are able to get through the hard time after your mother's death.

An example of cope is when a street is wide enough to handle the amount of traffic it gets.

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To contend or strive, especially on even terms or with success.

Coping with child-rearing and a full-time job.

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Shakespeare.

They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle, and struck him down.

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A long ecclesiastical vestment worn over an alb or surplice.
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To cover or dress in a cope.
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To deal with problems, troubles, etc.
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To deal effectively with something difficult.

I thought I would never be able to cope with life after the amputation, but I have learned how to be happy again.

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To cut and form a mitred joint in wood or metal.
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(falconry) To clip the beak or talons of a bird.

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(construction) A covering piece on top of a wall exposed to the weather, usually made of metal, masonry, or stone and sloped to carry off water.
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An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
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To cover (a joint or structure) with coping.
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(intransitive) To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.
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Philips.

Host coped with host, dire was the battle.

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To cut or shape (a part used in building) so that it will fit over or against another part, as a coping or molding.
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To contend with difficulties and act to overcome them.
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A coping.
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To fight or contend (with) successfully or on equal terms.
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(archaic) To meet, encounter, or have to do (with)
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(archaic) To meet, as in a contest; encounter.
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(obs.) To match equally.
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A large, capelike vestment worn by priests at certain ceremonies.
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To cover or provide with a cope or coping.
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A long, loose cloak worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions.
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Any covering such as a canopy or a mantle.
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The "vault" or "canopy" of the skies, heavens etc.
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(foundry) The top part of a sand casting mold.

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A covering resembling a cloak or mantle.
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To provide with coping.

Cope a wall.

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Anything regarded as covering like a cope, as a vault or the sky.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cope
Plural:
copes

Origin of cope

  • Middle English copen, coupen to strike from Old French couper from Vulgar Latin colpāre from Late Latin colpus blow coup

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English cope from Old English -cāp from Medieval Latin cāpa cloak from Late Latin cappa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English coupen, from Old French couper (“to strike" or "to cut”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin capa (“cape”)

    From Wiktionary