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Definition of COPE

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Cope \Cope\, v. t. (Falconry)
     To pare the beak or talons of (a hawk). --J. H. Walsh. [1913 Webster]

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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.
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     2. To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
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              Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man
              As e'er my conversation coped withal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Host coped with host, dire was the din of war.
                                                    --Philips. [1913 Webster]

              Their generals have not been able to cope with the troops of Athens.                     --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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Cope \Cope\ (k[=o]p), n. [A doublet of cape. See {Cape}, {Cap}.]
     1. A covering for the head. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              A hundred and sixty priests all in their copes.
                                                    --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

     4. An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Founding) The top part of a flask or mold; the outer part of a loam mold. --Knight. De Colange. [1913 Webster]

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Cope \Cope\, v. t.
     1. To bargain for; to buy. [Obs.]
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     2. To make return for; to requite; to repay. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              three thousand ducats due unto the Jew, We freely cope your courteous pains withal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To match one's self against; to meet; to encounter. [1913 Webster]

              I love to cope him in these sullen fits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle, and struck him down.                  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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Cope \Cope\, v. i.
     To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           Some bending down and coping toward the earth.
                                                    --Holland. [1913 Webster]

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67 Moby Thesaurus words for "cope":
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