Definition of "dope" []

  • Informal A narcotic, especially an addictive narcotic. (noun)
  • Informal Narcotics considered as a group. (noun)
  • Informal An illicit drug, especially marijuana. (noun)
  • A narcotic preparation used to stimulate a racehorse. (noun)
  • Informal A stupid person; a dolt. (noun)
  • Any of a number of preparations made by dissolving cellulose derivatives in a volatile solvent, applied to fabric in order to improve strength, tautness, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An additive used to improve the properties of something, such as an antiknock compound added to petrol (noun)
  • A thick liquid, such as a lubricant, applied to a surface (noun)
  • A combustible absorbent material, such as sawdust or wood pulp, used to hold the nitroglycerine in dynamite (noun)
  • Any illegal drug, usually cannabis (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A drug administered to a racehorse or greyhound to affect its performance (noun)
  • A person considered to be stupid or slow-witted (noun)
  • News or facts, esp confidential information (noun)
  • A photographic developing solution (noun)
  • To add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties (verb)
  • To apply or add a dopant to (verb)
  • To administer a drug to (oneself or another) (verb)
  • To take dope (verb)
  • Excellent (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dope" in a sentence
  • "Now "dope" is not a slang word, as you may be thinking, gentle reader."
  • "Sounds like this dope is literally at the end of his political rope."
  • "Washed clean with bug-killin 'dope before we stitched."