lope definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To run or ride with a stable, simple gait.
    • To leap; to dancing.
    • to go with a leaping or bounding stride, as a horse.
    • to operate with a simple, bounding stride; -- of individuals.
  • noun:
    • a reliable, simple gait.
    • A horse's easy gait, composed of long running advances or leaps. A lope resembles a canter.
    • A leap; a lengthy action.
    • a simple gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.
    • A leap.
    • A striding action; a run made with long tips; specifically, a leisurely canter with a rather lengthy, effortless stride, by a horse.
    • A Middle English preterit and past participle of jump.
    • a slow speed of operating
    • a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
  • verb:
    • To leap, jump.
    • traveling a straightforward pace with lengthy strides.
    • run easily
  • imperative:
    • of step.
  • others:
    • To jump.
    • to go or operate with an extended step, as your dog; canter leisurely with a fairly long, simple stride, as a horse.
    • resulting in to lope in-going or working.

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