1.A length of thick strong cord made by twisting together strands of hemp, sisal, nylon, or similar material.
‘there was no way down, even with a rope '
‘coils of rope '
‘A single strand of grass is easy to break, but if you weave enough of it together, you can get a nice, strong length of rope .'
‘Looming above was a great black ship, tethered to the inlet by several thick ropes disappearing into the deep, dark water.'
‘My eyes came to rest on a long strand of thick hemp rope , slightly frazzled but still in one piece.'
‘We had eight ropers out the first day and some of them had never thrown a rope in an arena, and there wasn't a calf missed.'
3.Used in reference to execution by hanging.
‘executions by the rope continued well into the twentieth century'
‘The complete disregard for law and order which is so prevalent today is the direct result of the policies of the Government which resulted in the cane being abolished for disobedient schoolboys and the rope for murderers.'
4.The ropes enclosing a boxing or wrestling ring.
‘The announcer's voice came back into perspective with Dice as he sprinted into the ring, sliding under the ropes .'
‘Hw walked down to the ring and bounced back and forth off the ropes .'
5.A quantity of roughly spherical objects such as onions or beads strung together.
‘a rope of pearls'
‘She gingerly pulled the rope of pearls out of the box, staring at them in disbelief, as if she expected them to disappear any moment.'
‘How exquisite she would look in the rope of garnet beads my mother gave me years ago for a birthday present.'
‘She had several ropes of long black beads around her neck which she absent-mindedly played with in her hand, and her thin hair was done up in an elaborate style.'
‘He wore a rope of shining rubies around his neck and had a gold ring dangling from his right ear.'
6.The established procedures in an organization or area of activity.
‘I want you to show her the ropes '
‘Artists are a dime-a-dozen and one needs to know what's hot and learn the ropes of the art trade at the same time.'
‘This is your chance to learn the ropes - remember that flexibility is the key.'
‘It's your first day so just try to learn the ropes , starting tomorrow you're on a five sale daily quota for the first month.'
‘If it is a big house, consider bringing in an experienced person to show you the ropes and help you figure out the mixes.'
1.The established procedures in an organization or area of activity.
‘the calves must be roped and led out of the stockade'
2.Catch, fasten, or secure with rope.
‘the climbers were all roped together'
‘I was roped to Jim, but it was of no use; my feet were paralyzed and slipped on the bare rock, and he said it was useless to try to go that way, and we retraced our steps.'
‘She swung it lazily and with ease, and roped the wild mustang.'
‘Tyler roped the object on the roof on his first try.'
3.Enclose or separate an area with a rope or tape.
‘police roped off the area'
‘And there was a roped off public viewing area off to our left.'
‘It also had a gorgeous dining hall, usually used for big parties, but tonight it was roped off and off-limits to the guests of the hotel.'
‘Such is the design and the skilful way alleys and paths are roped off that the crowds just melted away, allowing visitors to browse and enjoy this artist's pallet of beautiful blooms.'
‘They put an object attractive to children up on a pedestal; they did not rope it off, or remove the brushes, or do anything else to discourage its use.'
4.(of a party of climbers) connect each other together with a rope.
‘we stopped at the foot of the ridge and roped up'
‘Halfway up we became lost in a labyrinth of widemouthed crevasses and leaning seracs, and had to rope up and slow down.'
‘Today the team roped up and headed up for a tour of the upper Khumbu Glacier.'
‘An hour later, having roped up and topped out on it, we're standing on the main crest of the Cuillin, a startlingly sheer, unvegetated massif and the only true alpine landscape in Britain.'
‘We put crampons over our boots, roped up and ascended the ice cliff in single file, using our ice picks to stabilize us at each step.'
5.Climb down or up using a rope.
‘the party had been roping down a hanging glacier'
‘We roped up at the base, did our cross-check, then climbed up a short wall and across easy slopes, traversing upward and left until we reached an obvious belay.'
‘The Rock Climbing Section minimized rope burn while rappelling (then called ‘ roping down') by feeding the rope through a carabiner, a metal link attached to their gear.'
‘As he did not share Blackburn's aversion to high places, he and partner Mick Sutcliffe began investigating the occurrence by roping down from the top of the quarry.'
‘So, once again we roped up and got ready to climb.'
6.Persuade someone, despite reluctance, to take part in (an activity)
‘anyone who could sing in tune was roped in'
‘‘I want to start my own lodge' he says, ready to rope me in as a business partner with whatever I can offer.'
‘What I didn't realise was that I would be roped in to attend various meetings between Leonard, Leonora and her parents to try and get all the arrangements sorted.'
‘She roped you in and now you have no choice but to follow her lead.'
‘For the first time, acrobats from Russia have been roped in to ensure there is greater excitement.'