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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Coping  \Cop"ing\,  n.  [See  {Cope},  n.]  (Arch.) 
  The  highest  or  covering  course  of  masonry  in  a  wall,  often 
  with  sloping  edges  to  carry  off  water;  --  sometimes  called 
  {capping}.  --Gwill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coping 
  n  :  brick  that  are  laid  sideways  at  the  top  of  a  wall  [syn:  {header}, 
  {cope}] 




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