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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 and Etymology 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

Definition of lope

loped

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loping

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

loper

noun

Examples of lope in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners


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lope

verb

Definition of lope for English Language Learners

  • : to run in a relaxed way with long strides


LOPE Defined for Kids

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lope

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noun \ˈlōp\

Definition of lope for Students

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


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lope

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verb

Definition of lope for Students

loped

loping

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



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