Crossword clues for rope
- Tug-of-war need
- Part of a hangman drawing
- A strong cord
- Kind of dancer or walker
- Funambulist's footing
- Towing gear
- Hitchcock film: 1948
- Guy, e.g.
- Use a lariat
- Lasso material
- Prop for Rogers
- String around a ring
- Velvet barrier
- Cowboy's equipment
- Hitchcock nail-biter
- Espadrille-sole feature
- Lariat or riata
- Do ranch work
- Bell attachment
- Product from sisal
- This can put you in a bind
- Hawser, e.g.
- Ring appurtenance
- Funambulist's surface
- Rodeo item
- Ali's ___-a-dope
- Manila, for one
- Tower's item
- Kind of ladder
- Do rodeo work
- ___ in (dupe)
- Glider-towplane link
- Funambulist's need
- 1948 Hitchcock nail-biter
- With 6-Down, Ali maneuver
- Hitchcock title
- 1948 Hitchcock thriller
- Lifeguard's equipment
- Noose material
- Lifesaving equipment
- Entice, with "in"
- It's pulled on a pulley
- Noose maker
- Skip it
- Hitchcock film
- Hitchcock classic
- Weapon in the game Clue
- It may be skipped
- Catch rodeo-style
- Part of a climber's gear
- Mountain-climbing aid
- One may be skipped
- Wrestling ring encloser
- Catch, in a way
- Composition of some ladders
- Piece of rodeo gear
- Ring side
- Cowboy's aid
- Weapon in Clue
- Hitchcock thriller
- Hillbilly's belt
- Lifeline, maybe
- Snare, in a way
- Use a lasso on
- Lariat material
- Hitchcock classic seemingly filmed in one continuous take
- It might be skipped
- Part of a bell tower
- Riata, e.g.
- Ensnare, with "in"
- It's fit to be tied
- One thrown at a rodeo
- Rappeller's need
- Tire swing part
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rope \Rope\, v. t.
To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods. Hence:
To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.
To lasso (a steer, horse). [Colloq. U.S.]
To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters. [Slang, U.S.]
To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing. [Racing Slang, Eng.]
Rope \Rope\, n. [AS. r[=a]p; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop, Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip latchet.]
A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage.
A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
pl. The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
Rope ladder, a ladder made of ropes.
Rope mat., a mat made of cordage, or strands of old rope.
Rope of sand, something of no cohession or fiber; a feeble union or tie; something not to be relied upon.
Rope pump, a pump in which a rapidly running endless rope raises water by the momentum communicated to the water by its adhesion to the rope.
Rope transmission (Mach.), a method of transmitting power, as between distant places, by means of endless ropes running over grooved pulleys.
Rope's end, a piece of rope; especially, one used as a lash in inflicting punishment.
To give one rope, to give one liberty or license; to let one go at will uncheked.
Rope \Rope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roped; p. pr. & vb. n. Roping.] To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
Let us not hang like ropingicicles
Upon our houses' thatch.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English rap "rope, cord, cable," from Proto-Germanic *raipaz (cognates: Old Norse reip, West Frisian reap, Middle Dutch, Dutch reep "rope," Old Frisian silrap "shoe-thong," Gothic skauda-raip "shoe-lace," Old High German, German reif "ring, hoop"). Technically, only cordage above one inch in circumference and below 10 (bigger-around than that is a cable). Nautical use varies. Finnish raippa "hoop, rope, twig" is a Germanic loan-word.\n
\nTo know the ropes (1840, Dana) originally is a seaman's term. Phrase on the ropes "defeated" is attested from 1924, a figurative extension from the fight ring, where ropes figure from 1829. To be at the end of (one's) rope "out of resources and options" is first attested 1680s. Formerly also in many slang and extended uses related to punishment by hanging, such as John Roper's window "a noose," rope-ripe "deserving to be hanged," both 16c. To give someone (enough) rope (to hang himself) is from 1650s.
c.1300, "bind with a rope," from rope (n.). Meaning "mark off with rope" is from 1738; to rope (someone or something) in is from 1848. Related: Roped; roping.
n. 1 (context uncountable English) Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line. (jump thick string s t) 2 (context countable English) An individual length of such material. 3 A cohesive strand of something. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To tie (something) with something. 2 (context transitive English) To throw a rope around (something). 3 (context intransitive English) To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread.
In computer programming, a rope, or cord, is a data structure composed of smaller strings that is used for efficiently storing and manipulating a very long string. For example, a text editing program may use a rope to represent the text being edited, so that operations such as insertion, deletion, and random access can be done efficiently.
Rope is a length of non-metallic fibers twisted or braided together
Rope may also refer to:
Rope is a 1929 British play by Patrick Hamilton. In formal terms, it is a well-made play with a three-act dramatic structure that adheres to the classical unities. Its action is continuous, punctuated only by the curtain fall at the end of each act. It may also be considered a thriller whose gruesome subject matter invites comparison to the Grand Guignol style of theatre. Samuel French published the play in 1929.
The rope was an instrument of torture used by the Huguenots in their persecution of Catholics, and involved sawing the human body with a hard-fibered rope.
The victim would be stripped naked, and dragged back and forth across the rope while the fibers cut into the flesh.
"Rope" is a song by the American alternative rock band Foo Fighters. It is the first single from their seventh studio album Wasting Light (2011).
Rope ( rhythmic gymnastics) may be made of hemp or a synthetic material which retains the qualities of lightness and suppleness. Its length is in proportion to the size of the gymnast. The rope should, when held down by the feet, reach both of the gymnasts' armpits. One or two knots at each end are for keeping hold of the rope while doing the routine. At the ends (to the exclusion of all other parts of the rope) an anti-slip material, either coloured or neutral may cover a maximum of 10 cm (3.94 in). The rope must be coloured, either all or partially. It may be either of a uniform diameter or be progressively thicker in the center provided that this thickening is of the same material as the rope.
The fundamental requirements of a rope routine include leaps and skipping. Other elements include swings, throws, circles, rotations and figures of eight.
Rope is a 1948 American psychological crime thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1929 play of the same name by Patrick Hamilton and adapted by Hume Cronyn and Arthur Laurents.
The film was produced by Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein as the first of their Transatlantic Pictures productions. Starring James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger, this is the first of Hitchcock's Technicolor films, and is notable for taking place in real time and being edited so as to appear as a single continuous shot through the use of long takes. It is the second of Hitchcock's "limited setting" films, the first being Lifeboat. The original play was said to be inspired by the real-life murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924 by University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.
Rope is a 1957 Australian television film based on the play Rope by Patrick Hamilton.
Broadcast live in Sydney, it was kinescoped/telerecorded for showing in Melbourne (these were the only Australian cities with TV at the time). Based on the play by Patrick Hamilton, it aired in a 70-minute time-slot on non-commercial ABC, and was a drama about two people who had committed murder. Full cast listing is unavailable, but the cast included John Meillon, Bruce Beeby and Don Pascoe. It was produced by William Sterling.
Usage examples of "rope".
The wash-head was operating, spraying the windows and his abseil rope as it travelled down after him.
I They secured the end of the rope to one of the poles wedged like an anchor in the opening of the tunnel that led to the crystal cavern, and Craig abseiled down the rope to the water at the bottom of the shaft once more.
She pushed herself up and returned to the parapet in time to see the abseiling rope snap and the cradle it had been restraining catapulted back across the facade of the Gridiron.
Once the two-hundred-foot abseiling rope was on the ground, Joe and Fat Boy would start to ease themselves out of the heli so that their feet were on the deck and their bodies were at forty-five degrees to the ground.
Lilliputian ropes restraining a sleek, mechanical Gulliver, Ake hit the forward thrusters and the ship shot backwards out of the slot that had held it like a sword being pulled from a scabbard.
Dressed in gaudy tatters and besmudged with dirt, Alec watched gleefully as Seregil juggled, walked ropes, and mugged for the crowd.
The darkest corner was the bedroom, which had a platform of stone on which rugs were spread, and there was a lower mound of dried mud, roughly curtained off from the rest with two or three red and blue foutahs suspended on ropes made of twisted alfa, or dried grass.
These people moved in single file, and were all tied to a strong rope, at regular distances apart, so that if one of them slipped on those giddy heights, the others could brace themselves on their alpenstocks and save him from darting into the valley, thousands of feet below.
They were roped together with a string, they had mimic alpenstocks and ice-axes, and were climbing a meek and lowly manure-pile with a most blood-curdling amount of care and caution.
Years ago, one of the Amas caught her rope in a rock underwater, and the people have talked of the accident ever since.
No rope in the world can convict him, he thinks, not having foreseen the intervention of Amer Picon.
And bound to a rope amidmost were the women fair and young, And youths and little children, like the fish on a withy strung As they lie on the grass for the angler before the beginning of night.
Daniel took a turn of the rope end around his good shoulder and anchored it as the rest of the team reached out, seized the swinging block and hauled it onto the trestle.
On each cane shaft, tied behind the iron arrowhead, was a tuft of unravelled hemp rope that had been soaked in pitch, which spluttered and then burned fiercely when touched with the slow-match, The archers loosed their arrows, which sailed up in a high, flaming parabola and dropped down to peg into the timbers of an anchored vessel.
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