WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
lope /loʊp/USA pronunciation   v.,  loped, lop•ing, n. 
v. [no object]
  1. to move or run with bounding steps or with a long, easy stride.

n. [countable]
  1. the act of loping.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
lope  (lōp),USA pronunciation v.,  loped, lop•ing, n. 
v.i. 
  1. to move or run with bounding steps, as a quadruped, or with a long, easy stride, as a person.
  2. to canter leisurely with a rather long, easy stride, as a horse.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to lope, as a horse.

n. 
  1. the act or the gait of loping.
  2. 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
  1. (intransitive) (of a person) to move or run with a long swinging stride
  2. (intransitive) (of four-legged animals) to run with a regular bounding movement
  3. to cause (a horse) to canter with a long easy stride or (of a horse) to canter in this manner
n
  1. a long steady gait or stride
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old Norse hlaupa to leap; compare Middle Dutch lopen to run

ˈloper n



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