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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)

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 "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 ...."