A rope is a linear collection of natural or artificial plies, yarns or strands which are twisted or braided together in order to combine them into a larger and stronger form, but is not a cable or wire. Ropes have tensile strength and so can be used for dragging and lifting, but are far too flexible to provide compressive strength. As a result, they cannot be used for pushing or similar compressive applications. Rope is thicker and stronger than similarly constructed cord, line, string, and twine.

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  1. Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line.
    Nylon rope is usually stronger than similar rope made of plant fibers.
  2. An individual length of such material.
    The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes.
  3. A cohesive strand of something.
  4. A continuous stream.
  5. A hard line drive.
    He hit a rope past third and into the corner.
  6. A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.
  7. A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.
  8. A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second.
  9. A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.
  10. Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.
  11. A unit of length equal to 20 feet.
  12. Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.
  13. The small intestines.
    the ropes of birds


  1. To tie (something) with something.
    The robber roped the victims.
  2. To throw a rope around (something).
    The cowboy roped the calf.
  3. To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread.

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