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5 definitions found
 for Lope
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lope \Lope\, imp.
     of Leap. [Obs.]
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           And, laughing, lope into a tree. Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lope \Lope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Loping.] [See Leap.]
     1. To leap; to dance. [Prov. Eng.] "He that lopes on the
        ropes." --Middleton.
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     2. To move with a leaping or bounding stride, as a horse.
        [U.S.]
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     3. To run with an easy, bounding stride; -- of people.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lope \Lope\, n.
     1. A leap; a long step. [Prov. Eng.]
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     2. An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.
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              The mustang goes rollicking ahead, with the eternal
              lope, . . . a mixture of two or three gaits, as easy
              as the motions of a cradle.           --T. B.
                                                    Thorpe.
        [1913 Webster] Lopeared

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lope
      n 1: a slow pace of running [syn: jog, trot, lope]
      2: a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop [syn:
         canter, lope]
      v 1: run easily

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "lope":
     amble, bound, burst, burst of speed, canter, caracole, curvet,
     dash, dead run, dogtrot, flank speed, flat-out speed, forced draft,
     fox-trot, frisk, full gallop, gallop, get, git, go on horseback,
     hack, hand gallop, headlong rush, heavy right foot, high lope,
     hightail, hop, hop along, hotfoot, jog trot, leap, make tracks,
     maximum speed, mount, open throttle, pace, piaffe, plunge, prance,
     race, ride bareback, ride hard, romp, run, rush, scamper, scud,
     scurry, scuttle, skitter, spring, sprint, spurt, step, step along,
     step lively, take horse, tittup, trip, trot, wide-open speed
  
  

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