- (uncountable) Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line.
- Nylon rope is usually stronger than similar rope made of plant fibers.
- (countable) An individual length of such material.
- The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes.
- A cohesive strand of something.
- (dated) A continuous stream.
1852, John Bourne, A Treatise on the Screw Propeller: With Various Suggestions of Improvement, page 38:
- The principle of any such device should be to pull on the vessel by a rope of water passing in at the bow and out at the stern.
- (baseball) A hard line drive.
- He hit a rope past third and into the corner.
- (ceramics) A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.
- (computer science) A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.
- (Jainism) A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second.
- (jewelry) A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.
- (nautical) Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.
- (archaic) A unit of length equal to 20 feet.
- (slang) Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.
- (in the plural) The small intestines.
- the ropes of birds
- (thick string def.): twine, line, cord; see also Wikisaurus:string
- (unit of cosmic distance def.): rajju, infinitude
terms derived from rope (noun)
thick, strong string
a length of this string
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- (transitive) To tie (something) with something.
- The robber roped the victims.
- (transitive) To throw a rope around (something).
- The cowboy roped the calf.
- (intransitive) To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread.
- Let us not hang like roping icicles / Upon our houses' thatch.
rope (shortened form of roolipeli)