The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cope \Cope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coped (k[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Coping.] [OE. copen, coupen, to buy, bargain, prob. from D. koopen to buy, orig., to bargain. See Cheap.]
To exchange or barter. [Obs.]
To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man As e'er my conversation coped withal.
To enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle; to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed by with.
Host coped with host, dire was the din of war.
Their generals have not been able to cope with the troops of Athens.
Coped \Coped\, a. Clad in a cope. [1913 Webster] ||
Clad in a cope. v
(en-past of: cope)
Usage examples of "coped".
Who watched his progress with great admiration once she had coped with the shock of his cutting her.
Yes, we had Catilina skulking in the background ready to demolish our fair city, but he and I coped with that, he and I saved our country!