WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
lope /loʊp/USA pronunciation
v., loped, lop•ing, n. v. [no object]
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- to move or run with bounding steps or with a long, easy stride.
- the act of loping.
(lōp),USA pronunciation v., loped, lop•ing, n. v.i.
- to move or run with bounding steps, as a quadruped, or with a long, easy stride, as a person.
- to canter leisurely with a rather long, easy stride, as a horse.
- to cause to lope, as a horse.
- the act or the gait of loping.
- a long, easy stride.
- Dutch lopen to run, cognate with Old English hlēapan to leap
- late Middle English 1375–1425
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
lope /ləʊp/ vb
- (intransitive) (of a person) to move or run with a long swinging stride
- (intransitive) (of four-legged animals) to run with a regular bounding movement
- to cause (a horse) to canter with a long easy stride or (of a horse) to canter in this manner
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old Norse hlaupa to leap; compare Middle Dutch lopen to runˈloper n
- a long steady gait or stride
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