Definition of lope
1 : an easy natural gait of a horse resembling a canter
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
Simple Definition of lope
: to run in a relaxed way with long strides
Full Definition of lope
: to move or ride at a lope
Examples of lope
The horses loped easily across the fields.
He went loping up the hill.
The outfielder loped after the ball.
First Known Use of lope
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