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cope


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cope  \Cope\,  v.  i. 
  To  form  a  cope  or  arch;  to  bend  or  arch;  to  bow.  [Obs.] 
 
  Some  bending  down  and  coping  toward  the  earth. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cope  \Cope\,  v.  t.  (Falconry) 
  To  pare  the  beak  or  talons  of  (a  hawk).  --J.  H.  Walsh. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cope  \Cope\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coped}  (k[=o]pt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Coping}.]  [OE.  copen,  coupen,  to  buy  bargain,  prob.  from 
  D.  koopen  to  buy  orig.,  to  bargain.  See  {Cheap}.] 
  1.  To  exchange  or  barter.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  encounter;  to  meet  to  have  to  do  with 
 
  Horatio,  thou  art  e'en  as  just  a  man  As  e'er  my 
  conversation  coped  withal.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  enter  into  or  maintain  a  hostile  contest;  to  struggle; 
  to  combat;  especially,  to  strive  or  contend  on  equal  terms 
  or  with  success;  to  match;  to  equal;  --  usually  followed 
  by  with 
 
  Host  coped  with  host,  dire  was  the  din  of  war. 
  --Philips. 
 
  Their  generals  have  not  been  able  to  cope  with  the 
  troops  of  Athens.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cope  \Cope\  (k[=o]p),  n.  [A  doublet  of  cape.  See  {Cape},  {Cap}.] 
  1.  A  covering  for  the  head.  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  Anything  regarded  as  extended  over  the  head,  as  the  arch 
  or  concave  of  the  sky,  the  roof  of  a  house,  the  arch  over 
  a  door.  ``The  starry  cope  of  heaven.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  An  ecclesiastical  vestment  or  cloak,  semicircular  in  form 
  reaching  from  the  shoulders  nearly  to  the  feet,  and  open 
  in  front  except  at  the  top  where  it  is  united  by  a  band 
  or  clasp.  It  is  worn  in  processions  and  on  some  other 
  occasions.  --Piers  plowman. 
 
  A  hundred  and  sixty  priests  all  in  their  copes. 
  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  4.  An  ancient  tribute  due  to  the  lord  of  the  soil,  out  of  the 
  lead  mines  in  Derbyshire  England. 
 
  5.  (Founding)  The  top  part  of  a  flask  or  mold;  the  outer  part 
  of  a  loam  mold.  --Knight.  De  Colange 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cope  \Cope\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  bargain  for  to  buy  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  make  return  for  to  requite;  to  repay.  [Obs.] 
 
  three  thousand  ducats  due  unto  the  Jew,  We  freely 
  cope  your  courteous  pains  withal.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  match  one's  self  against;  to  meet  to  encounter. 
 
  I  love  to  cope  him  in  these  sullen  fits.  --Shak. 
 
  They  say  he  yesterday  coped  Hector  in  the  battle, 
  and  struck  him  down  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cope 
  n  :  brick  that  are  laid  sideways  at  the  top  of  a  wall  [syn:  {header}, 
  {coping}] 
  v  :  come  to  terms  or  deal  successfully  with  "We  got  by  on  just 
  a  gallon  of  gas."  [syn:  {get  by},  {make  out},  {make  do}, 
  {contend},  {grapple},  {deal},  {manage}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cope,  CO 
  Zip  code(s):  80812 
  Cope,  SC  (town,  FIPS  16720) 
  Location:  33.37820  N,  81.00684  W 
  Population  (1990):  124  (48  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  29038 




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