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, U.S.]

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.

(Rop"er) n.

1. A maker of ropes. P. Plowman.

2. One who ropes goods; a packer.

3. One fit to be hanged. [Old Slang] Douce.

(Rop"er*y) n.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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