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Definition of "cope" []

  • To contend or strive, especially on even terms or with success: coping with child rearing and a full-time job. (verb-intransitive)
  • To contend with difficulties and act to overcome them: "Facing unprecedented problems, the Federal Reserve of the early 1930s couldn't cope” ( Robert J. Samuelson). (verb-intransitive)
  • A long ecclesiastical vestment worn over an alb or surplice. (noun)
  • A covering resembling a cloak or mantle. (noun)
  • A coping. (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.

Use "cope" in a sentence
  • "The Assistant priest in cope is beside him) (Note the stripped altar and the smaller cross upon the altar; likewise, there is no canopy above the papal throne)"
  • "I think an inability to cope is a symptom, and poverty via bad government is the problem."
  • "Fortescue himself (in cope) with some of his servers"