1. To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods. Hence:
2. To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
3. 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.
4. To lasso [Colloq. U.S.]
5. To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters. [Slang,
6. To prevent from winning by pulling or curbing. [Racing Slang, Eng.]
(Rope"band`) n. (Naut.) A small piece of spun yarn or marline, used to fasten the head of
the sail to the spar. [Written also roband, and robbin.]
(Rope"dan`cer) n. One who dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats, on a rope extended
through the air at some height. Rope"dan`cing, n.
1. A maker of ropes. P. Plowman.
2. One who ropes goods; a packer.
3. One fit to be hanged. [Old Slang] Douce.
1. A place where ropes are made.
2. Tricks deserving the halter; roguery. [Obs.] "Saucy merchant . . . so full of his ropery." Shak.
(Rope's"-end`) v. t. To punish with a rope's end.
(Rope"walk`) a. A long, covered walk, or a low, level building, where ropes are manufactured.