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lope

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noun \ˈlōp\

Definition of lope

  1. 1 :  an easy natural gait of a horse resembling a canter

  2. 2 :  an easy usually bounding gait capable of being sustained for a long time



Origin of lope

Middle English loup, lope leap, probably from Old Norse hlaup; akin to Old English hlēapan to leap — more at leap


First Known Use: 1809

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lope

verb

Simple Definition of lope

  • : to run in a relaxed way with long strides

Full Definition of lope

lopedlop·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move or ride at a lope

lop·er noun

Examples of lope

  1. The horses loped easily across the fields.

  2. He went loping up the hill.

  3. The outfielder loped after the ball.



Circa 1825

First Known Use of lope

circa 1825

Other Equestrian Terms


LOPE Defined for Kids

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lope

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noun \ˈlōp\

Definition of lope

  1. :  an effortless way of moving with long smooth steps




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lope

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verb

Definition of lope

lopedlop·ing

  1. :  to go or run in an effortless way with long smooth steps





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