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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rope  \Rope\,  n.  [AS.  r[=a]p;  akin  to  D.  reep,  G.  reif  ring  hoop, 
  Icel.  reip  rope,  Sw  rep,  Dan.  reb,  reeb  Goth.  skaudaraip 
  1.  A  large  stout  cord,  usually  one  not  less  than  an  inch  in 
  circumference,  made  of  strands  twisted  or  braided 
  together.  It  differs  from  cord,  line  and  string,  only  in 
  its  size.  See  {Cordage}. 
  2.  A  row  or  string  consisting  of  a  number  of  things  united, 
  as  by  braiding,  twining,  etc.;  as  a  rope  of  onions. 
  3.  pl  The  small  intestines;  as  the  ropes  of  birds. 
  {Rope  ladder},  a  ladder  made  of  ropes. 
  {Rope  mat}.,  a  mat  made  of  cordage,  or  strands  of  old  rope. 
  {Rope  of  sand},  something  of  no  cohession  or  fiber;  a  feeble 
  union  or  tie;  something  not  to  be  relied  upon 
  {Rope  pump},  a  pump  in  which  a  rapidly  running  endless  rope 
  raises  water  by  the  momentum  communicated  to  the  water  by 
  its  adhesion  to  the  rope. 
  {Rope  transmission}  (Mach.),  a  method  of  transmitting  power, 
  as  between  distant  places,  by  means  of  endless  ropes 
  running  over  grooved  pulleys. 
  {Rope's  end},  a  piece  of  rope;  especially,  one  used  as  a  lash 
  in  inflicting  punishment. 
  {To  give  one  rope},  to  give  one  liberty  or  license;  to  let 
  one  go  at  will  uncheked. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rope  \Rope\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Roped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  be  formed  into  rope;  to  draw  out  or  extend  into  a  filament 
  or  thread,  as  by  means  of  any  glutinous  or  adhesive  quality. 
  Let  us  not  hang  like  ropingicicles  Upon  our  houses' 
  thatch.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rope  \Rope\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  bind,  fasten,  or  tie  with  a  rope  or  cord;  as  to  rope  a 
  bale  of  goods.  Hence: 
  2.  To  connect  or  fasten  together,  as  a  party  of  mountain 
  climbers,  with  a  rope. 
  3.  To  partition,  separate,  or  divide  off  by  means  of  a  rope, 
  so  as  to  include  or  exclude  something  as  to  rope  in  or 
  rope  off  a  plot  of  ground;  to  rope  out  a  crowd. 
  4.  To  lasso  (a  steer,  horse).  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
  5.  To  draw,  as  with  a  rope;  to  entice;  to  inveigle;  to  decoy; 
  as  to  rope  in  customers  or  voters.  [Slang,  U.S.] 
  6.  To  prevent  from  winning  (as  a  horse),  by  pulling  or 
  curbing.  [Racing  Slang,  Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Drag  line  \Drag  line\  or  rope  \rope\  .  (A["e]ronautics) 
  A  guide  rope. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Snub  \Snub\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Snubbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Snubbing}.]  [Cf.  Icel.  ssnubba  to  snub,  chide,  Sw  snubba 
  Icel.  snubb[=o]ttr  snubbed,  nipped,  and  E.  snib.] 
  1.  To  clip  or  break  off  the  end  of  to  check  or  stunt  the 
  growth  of  to  nop. 
  2.  To  check,  stop,  or  rebuke,  with  a  tart,  sarcastic  reply  or 
  remark;  to  reprimand;  to  check.  --J.  Foster. 
  3.  To  treat  with  contempt  or  neglect,  as  a  forward  or 
  pretentious  person;  to  slight  designedly. 
  {To  snub  a  cable}  or  {rope}  (Naut.),  to  check  it  suddenly  in 
  running  out  --Totten. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  strong  cord 
  v  :  fasten  with  a  rope  [syn:  {leash}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  ROPE,  n.  An  obsolescent  appliance  for  reminding  assassins  that  they 
  too  are  mortal.  It  is  put  about  the  neck  and  remains  in  place  one's 
  whole  life  long.  It  has  been  largely  superseded  by  a  more  complex 
  electrical  device  worn  upon  another  part  of  the  person;  and  this  is 
  rapidly  giving  place  to  an  apparatus  known  as  the  preachment. 

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