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7 definitions found
 for Tope
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tope \Tope\ (t[=o]p), n. [Probably from Skr. st[=u]pa a tope, a
     stupa, through Prakrit th[=u]po.]
     A moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument, often
     erected over a Buddhist relic.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tope \Tope\, n. [Tamil t[=o]ppu.]
     A grove or clump of trees; as, a toddy tope. [India]
     --Whitworth.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tope \Tope\, n.
     1. (Zool.) A small shark or dogfish ({Galeorhinus galeus
        syn. Galeus galeus), native of Europe, but found also on
        the coasts of California and Tasmania; -- called also
        toper, oil shark, miller's dog, and penny dog.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) The wren. [Prov. Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tope \Tope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Toped (t[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Toping.] [F. t[^o]per to cover a stake in playing at
     dice, to accept an offer, t[^o]pe agreed!; -- perhaps
     imitative of the sound of striking hands on concluding a
     bargain. From being used in English as a drinking term,
     probably at first in accepting a toast.]
     To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous
     liquors to excess.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           If you tope in form, and treat.          --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tope
      n 1: a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists [syn: stupa,
           tope]
      v 1: drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The
           husband drinks and beats his wife" [syn: drink, tope]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  163 Moby Thesaurus words for "tope":
     antenna tower, arch, barbican, barrow, beehive tomb, belfry,
     bell tower, bib, bocage, bone house, booze, bosk, boundary stone,
     box grave, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust,
     cairn, campanile, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cist,
     cist grave, colossus, column, coppice, copse, cromlech, cross,
     crypt, cup, cupola, cyclolith, dagoba, deep six, delubrum, derrick,
     dokhma, dolmen, dome, drain the cup, dram, drink, drink bottoms-up,
     drink deep, drink hard, drink off, drink up, fire tower,
     follow strong drink, footstone, gargle, grave, gravestone, grog,
     grove, guzzle, headstone, hoarstone, holt, holy place,
     house of death, hurst, imbibe, inscription, knock back, lantern,
     lap, lap up, last home, lighthouse, liquor up, long home,
     low green tent, low house, marker, martello, martello tower, mast,
     mastaba, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch,
     memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, minaret,
     monolith, monstrance, monument, mound, mummy chamber, naos,
     narrow house, necrology, nip, obelisk, obituary, observation tower,
     orchard, ossuarium, ossuary, pagoda, passage grave, pilaster,
     pillar, pinnacle, pit, plaque, pole, prize, pylon, pyramid, quaff,
     reliquaire, reliquary, remembrance, resting place, ribbon,
     rostral column, sacrarium, sepulcher, shaft, shaft grave, shaw,
     shrine, sip, skyscraper, soak, spinney, spire, standpipe, steeple,
     stela, stone, stupa, sup, tablet, tank up, television mast,
     testimonial, tipple, tomb, tombstone, toss down, toss off, tour,
     tower, tower of silence, trophy, tumulus, turret, vault,
     water tower, windmill tower, wood lot, woodlet
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  TOPE, v.  To tipple, booze, swill, soak, guzzle, lush, bib, or swig. 
  In the individual, toping is regarded with disesteem, but toping
  nations are in the forefront of civilization and power.  When pitted
  against the hard-drinking Christians the abstemious Mahometans go down
  like grass before the scythe.  In India one hundred thousand beef-
  eating and brandy-and-soda guzzling Britons hold in subjection two
  hundred and fifty million vegetarian abstainers of the same Aryan
  race.  With what an easy grace the whisky-loving American pushed the
  temperate Spaniard out of his possessions!  From the time when the
  Berserkers ravaged all the coasts of western Europe and lay drunk in
  every conquered port it has been the same way:  everywhere the nations
  that drink too much are observed to fight rather well and not too
  righteously.  Wherefore the estimable old ladies who abolished the
  canteen from the American army may justly boast of having materially
  augmented the nation's military power.
  

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