Tope meaning

tōp
To drink (liquor) habitually and excessively or engage in such drinking.
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To drink (alcoholic liquor) in large amounts and often.
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(archaic) To drink excessively; to get drunk.
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A small, gray European requiem shark (Galeorhinus galeus)
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A small, grey, European shark, Galeorhinus galeus, that has rough skin and a long snout.
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(India) A grove of trees.

A toddy tope.

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A mound-like Buddhist sepulchre, or memorial monument, often erected over a relic; a stupa.
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(plural topes)
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Common usage: isotope i.e. "same place" (e.g. in the periodic table of the elements).
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A small shark (Galeorhinus galeus) that has a long pointed snout and is commercially harvested for food and oil.
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A Buddhist shrine in the form of a dome with a cupola.
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Origin of tope

  • Hindi top probably from Prakrit thūpo from Sanskrit stūpaḥ tuft of hair, crown of the head, summit, stupa

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

  • Possibly from obsolete tope interjection used in proposing a toast

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

  • Origin unknown

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

  • From Ancient Greek τόπος (topos, “place").

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from Sanskrit.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary