Definition of "lope" []

  • To run or ride with a steady, easy gait. (verb-intransitive)
  • A steady, easy gait. (noun)
  • (of a person) to move or run with a long swinging stride (verb)

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.

  • (of four-legged animals) to run with a regular bounding movement (verb)
  • To cause (a horse) to canter with a long easy stride or (of a horse) to canter in this manner (verb)
  • A long steady gait or stride (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lope" in a sentence
  • "‘Tue-tête means Pénélope is singing as LOUD as she can,’ she explains in a decidedly schoolmistressy voice, cranking up her internal volume dial to better illustrate her point and eliciting a groan from The Boy, who is sleeping in the bedroom, a few metres away."
  • "The dancing was the usual hippity-hop or "lope" sideways, each holding hands with his or her neighbours."
  • "This "lope" as it is called, seems to be a gait peculiarly adapted to the mustang, as they will break into, and keep it up the entire day; evincing no more distress than our ordinary horse does in trotting leisurely."