lop

noun
\ ˈläp \

Definition of lop 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: material cut away from a tree especially : parts discarded in lumbering

lop

verb (1)
lopped; lopping

Definition of lop (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1a(1) : to cut off branches or twigs from
(2) : to sever from a woody plant
b(1) archaic : to cut off the head or limbs of
(2) : to cut from a person
2a : to remove superfluous parts from
b : to eliminate as unnecessary or undesirable usually used with off

lop

verb (2)
lopped; lopping

Definition of lop (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to hang downward : droop

Examples of lop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Lopez was batting only because Counsell needed more innings out of him in a lop-sided game to save the rest of the bullpen. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers' ragged start at home only gets worse with lop-sided loss to lowly Cincinnati," 16 Apr. 2018 Ohio State will peak, and see the team that handed the Buckeyes their most lop-sided loss of the season. Bill Landis, cleveland.com, "Ohio State basketball could face Gonzaga in second round: Buckeyes NCAA Tournament path," 9 Nov. 2017 Penny, a 2 1/2-year-old French lop, loved every minute of it and happily relaxed while receiving her makeover. sacbee, "SPCA pet of the week: Penny | The Sacramento Bee," 5 Jan. 2018 Chase is a male lop-eared rabbit in need of a home. Washington Post, "Prince William County adopt a pet," 30 Aug. 2017 Poundstone, who reveals her personal life as a working single mother of three children as well as the cats, a dog, a bearded dragon lizard, a lop-eared bunny and one ant, sold out her 2013 performance at the Guthrie Theater. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Comedian Paula Poundstone brings search for happiness to the Fitz," 10 June 2017 Alex is especially fond of Marshmallow, 2-year-old Holland lop-eared rabbit. Joe Habina, charlotteobserver, "Rescue Ranch augments mission with an all-inclusive playground for kids," 21 May 2017 Prices: Grilled beef with lop leaf ($6), spring rolls ($6), egg rolls ($6), salt and pepper tofu ($14), vermicelli ($11) and papaya salad ($10) totaled $53, before tax and tip. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Review: Popular Green Leaf restaurant comes to the North End," 27 Apr. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The president’s new measures include a new currency called the sovereign bolivar, which will lop five zeros off the existing tender. Ryan Dube, WSJ, "Venezuelan Crisis Escalates as President’s Economic Plans Fuel Tensions," 19 Aug. 2018 If a drone falls out of the sky, the plummeting load can weigh up to a dozen pounds and be accompanied by four spinning rotors ready to rip into, or lop off, anything that gets in their way. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Why It's So Incredibly Hard to Attach a Parachute to a Drone," 29 Nov. 2018 Since Apple’s share price peaked at just over $232 on Oct. 3, the stock has plummeted by nearly 20 percent, lopping more than $200 billion off the company’s market value. Matt Phillips, The Seattle Times, "Tech stocks lead slump that erases November’s gain," 19 Nov. 2018 So today's a lucky break: Credo's Friends and Family sale puts tons of the store's offerings in the more affordable price range, with the code CLEAN20 lopping 20 percent off purchases from now through Sunday, November 4. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "The Best Natural Beauty Deals From Credo's Friends and Family Sale," 1 Nov. 2018 That move lopped millions from U.S. trade, predominantly from neighboring Wisconsin and New York, and tripled Canadian exports of the milk classification, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. Geoffrey Mohan, latimes.com, "Behind Trump's dairy rant, a cheesed-off Wisconsin and Canada's sacred cows," 12 June 2018 The title grants him enough parkour powers to run up the speechless invaders and lop their heads off. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Extinction review: Shadow of the colossal disappointment," 10 Apr. 2018 Gwyneth Paltrow, lopping off her long, muted lengths in favor of a directional platinum pixie in Sliding Doors, is reason enough to break out the bleach and submit to the shears. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "14 Iconic Movie Makeovers That Make the Case for a Bold New Look," 15 June 2018 Griffith easily beat his age by running 53:34, a performance that lopped nearly six minutes off Thomas Coolidge's 2013 record of 59:14. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "With an elite competitor hot on his heels, Anchorage’s David Norris takes back men’s Mount Marathon title," 5 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

That’s no small thing in a country where 13 zeros have been lopped off the peso note since 1970. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "Argentina’s Monetary Rescue," 16 Dec. 2018 If a drone falls out of the sky, the plummeting load can weigh up to a dozen pounds and be accompanied by four spinning rotors ready to rip into, or lop off, anything that gets in their way. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Why It's So Incredibly Hard to Attach a Parachute to a Drone," 29 Nov. 2018 So today's a lucky break: Credo's Friends and Family sale puts tons of the store's offerings in the more affordable price range, with the code CLEAN20 lopping 20 percent off purchases from now through Sunday, November 4. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "The Best Natural Beauty Deals From Credo's Friends and Family Sale," 1 Nov. 2018 Those neighbors then lopped off a bedroom from the Chaffetzes' original unit for their own use. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Drake Tower unit once owned by lawyer Hammond Chaffetz listed for $2.1 million," 1 June 2017 Her husband abandoned his lawn mower and ran to her, grabbing a shovel and lopping off the creature’s head with a single swing. Melissa Gomez, New York Times, "Texas Man’s Near-Fatal Lesson: A Decapitated Snake Can Still Bite," 7 June 2018 Griffith easily beat his age by running 53:34, a performance that lopped nearly six minutes off Thomas Coolidge's 2013 record of 59:14. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "With an elite competitor hot on his heels, Anchorage’s David Norris takes back men’s Mount Marathon title," 5 July 2018 No one wants to get eaten by wild animals, so perhaps our ancestors did better loping around on constant high alert. Laura Vanderkam, WSJ, "Tricks for Savoring Summer’s Fleeting Delights," 8 June 2018 And yesterday, a series of snaps followed the model as hairstylist Harry Josh lopped off nearly half of her trademark mane, the final product brushing over shoulders in insouciant fashion, her mutable, full face fringe left entirely intact. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Supermodel Helena Christensen Just Chopped Off Her Trademark Long Hair," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lop

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

1519, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb (2)

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lop

Noun

Middle English loppe

Verb (2)

perhaps imitative

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