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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

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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

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lope

verb

Definition of lope

loped

;

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.

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First Known Use of lope

circa 1825

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LOPE Defined for English Language Learners

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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