Definitions for: Lope


[n] a smooth 3-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
[n] a slow pace of running
[v] run easily



Webster (1913) Definition: Lope, imp.
of Leap. [Obs.]

And, laughing, lope into a tree. Spenser.


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.

2. To move with a lope, as a horse. [U.S.]


Lope, n.
1. A leap; a long step. [Prov. Eng.]

2. An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.
[U.S.]

The mustang goes rollicking ahead, with the eternal
lope, . . . a mixture of two or three gaits, as easy
as the motions of a crade. --T. B.
Thorpe.

Synonyms: canter, jog, trot

See Also: dogtrot, gait, locomotion, run, travel

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