Definition of "rope" []

  • A flexible heavy cord of tightly intertwined hemp or other fiber. (noun)
  • A string of items attached in one line by or as if by twisting or braiding: a rope of onions. (noun)
  • A sticky glutinous formation of stringy matter in a liquid. (noun)
  • A cord with a noose at one end for hanging a person. (noun)
  • Execution or death by hanging: to die by the rope. (noun)
  • A fairly thick cord made of twisted and intertwined hemp or other fibres or of wire or other strong material (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.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A row of objects fastened or united to form a line (noun)
  • A quantity of material twisted or wound in the form of a cord (noun)
  • Anything in the form of a filament or strand, esp something viscous or glutinous (noun)
  • To bind or fasten with or as if with a rope (verb)
  • To enclose or divide by means of a rope (verb)
  • To become extended in a long filament or thread (verb)
  • To tie (climbers) together with a rope (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "rope" in a sentence
  • "I speak from the voice of experience, wrapping hundreds of feet of sisal rope is a tedious and time consuming project."
  • "Day by day the rope is getting longer and the day is coming (next election) when GOP will be hanged by Americans."
  • "It would be difficult to legally distinguish a jump rope from a garotte ...."