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1cope

noun \ˈkōp\

: a long, loose piece of clothing that is worn by a priest on special occasions

Full Definition of COPE

1
:  a long enveloping ecclesiastical vestment
2
a :  something resembling a cope (as by concealing or covering) <the dark sky's starry cope — P. B. Shelley>
b :  coping
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Examples of COPE

  1. <committed their nefarious deeds under the dark cope of night>

Origin of COPE

Middle English, from Old English -cāp, from Late Latin cappa head covering
First Known Use: 13th century

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batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

2cope

verb
copedcop·ing

Definition of COPE

transitive verb
:  to cover or furnish with a cope

First Known Use of COPE

14th century

3cope

verb
copedcop·ing

Definition of COPE

intransitive verb
1
obsolete :  strike, fight
2
a :  to maintain a contest or combat usually on even terms or with success —used with with
b :  to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties —often used with with <learning to cope with the demands of her schedule>
3
archaic :  meet, encounter
transitive verb
1
obsolete :  to meet in combat
2
obsolete :  to come in contact with
3
obsolete :  match

Origin of COPE

Middle English copen, coupen, from Anglo-French couper to strike, cut, from cop, colp blow, from Late Latin colpus, alteration of Latin colaphus, from Greek kolaphos buffet
First Known Use: 14th century

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4cope

verb
copedcop·ing

Definition of COPE

transitive verb
1
:  to shape (a structural member) to fit a coping or conform to the shape of another member
2
:  notch

Origin of COPE

probably from French couper to cut
First Known Use: circa 1901
COPE Defined for Kids

cope

verb \ˈkōp\
copedcop·ing

Definition of COPE for Kids

:  to deal with and try to find solutions for problems
Medical Dictionary

cope

intransitive verb \ˈkōp\
copedcop·ing

Medical Definition of COPE

:  to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties—usually used with with <teachers coping with violence in schools>

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