• Sir John Cope Sherbrooke
    Sir John Cope Sherbrooke
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cope come to terms with "We got by on just a gallon of gas","They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
    • n cope a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
    • n cope brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cope A covering for the head.
    • Cope An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
    • Cope An ecclesiastical vestment or cloak, semicircular in form, reaching from the shoulders nearly to the feet, and open in front except at the top, where it is united by a band or clasp. It is worn in processions and on some other occasions. "A hundred and sixty priests all in their copes ."
    • Cope Anything regarded as extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof of a house, the arch over a door. "The starry cope of heaven."
    • Cope (Founding) The top part of a flask or mold; the outer part of a loam mold.
    • Cope To bargain for; to buy.
    • Cope To encounter; to meet; to have to do with. "Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man
      As e'er my conversation coped withal."
    • Cope To enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle; to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed by with. "Host coped with host, dire was the din of war.""Their generals have not been able to cope with the troops of Athens."
    • Cope To exchange or barter.
    • v. i Cope To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow. "Some bending down and coping toward the earth."
    • Cope To make return for; to requite; to repay. "three thousand ducats due unto the Jew,
      We freely cope your courteous pains withal."
    • Cope To match one's self against; to meet; to encounter. "I love to cope him in these sullen fits.""They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle, and struck him down."
    • v. t Cope (Falconry) To pare the beak or talons of (a hawk).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cope A large outer garment; a cloak; a mantle.
    • n cope Eccles., a large mantle of silk or other material worn by priests or bishops over the alb or surplice in processions, at solemn lauds or matins, at benedictions, and on other occasions. it is usually semicircular in shape, and is fastened in front at the height of the shoulders by a clasp called a morse. Originally it had a hood, and the piece of embroidery descending from the back of the neck is still called the hood. The cope is one of the vestments which vary in color with the festival or season. The straight edge is usually ornamented with a broad orphrey or border of embroidery. As distinguished from the chasuble, the cope is a processional or choral vestment, while the chasuble is sacrificial or eucharistie. In the Church of England the cope was sometimes used instead of the chasuble, and at the time of the Reformation the chasuble itself was often called a cope. The 24th canon of l603 (still in force) orders the cope to be worn by the celebrant in all cathedral and collegiate churches. It continued to be worn at the eucharist and at other times till the middle of the eighteenth century, especially in cathedrals, but had fallen gradually more and more into disuse till revived in recent times. A decision of the judicial committee of the Privy Council in 1871 limited its use to that enjoined in the canon of 1603. In England in the middle ages a long open black mantle sewn together in front over the neck and chest was worn by canons, and called the canon's cope. See mandyas and pluvial.
    • n cope In the University of Cambridge, England, the ermined robe worn by a doctor in the senate-house on Congregation day.
    • n cope Anything spread or extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof or covering of a house, or the arch over a door; specifically, in architecture, a coping.
    • n cope In founding, same as case, 10. See cut under flask.
    • cope To provide with a cope or cloak; cover with a cloak; cloak.
    • cope To cover as with a cope; furnish with a coping.
    • cope In architecture, to form a cope or coping; bend as an arch or vault. The soffit of any projection is said to cope over when it slopes downward from the wall.
    • cope To bargain for; buy.
    • cope To make return for; reward.
    • cope To bargain.
    • cope To strive or contend on equal terms; meet in combat; oppose: often with a preceding negative or word of negative import, the verb then implying ‘oppose with success’: followed by with.
    • cope To meet in contest or contention; oppose; encounter.
    • n cope An ancient tribute due to the king or the lord of the soil out of the lead-mines in Derbyshire, England.
    • n cope See coper.
    • cope In falconry, to cut, as the beak or talons of a hawk.
    • cope To muzzle, as a ferret, by sewing or tying up its mouth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cope kōp a covering: a cap or hood: anything spread overhead: a coping: an ecclesiastical vestment worn over the alb or surplice in processions, at solemn lauds and vespers, but not by the celebrant at mass, semicircular, without sleeves and with a hood, fastened across the breast with a clasp or morse, the straight edge usually ornamented with a broad orphrey
    • v.t Cope to cover with a cope
    • v.t Cope kōp to barter or exchange.
    • v.i Cope kōp to contend
    • v.t Cope to vie with, esp. on equal terms or successfully: to match
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  • Gena Rowland
    Gena Rowland
    “You just can't complain about being alive. It's self-indulgent to be unhappy. [When asked how she has coped since husband's death.]”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.”
  • Lily Tomlin
    “Reality is the crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.”
  • Joan Sutherland
    Joan Sutherland
    “If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse.”
  • Muriel Spark
    Muriel Spark
    “Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.”
  • Colin Haycraft
    Colin Haycraft
    “A publisher is a specialized form of bank or building society, catering for customers who cannot cope with life and are therefore forced to write about it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. copen, coupen, to buy, bargain, prob. from D. koopen, to buy, orig., to bargain. See Cheap


In literature:

Dave's mind dropped the other thoughts as he tried to cope with the realization that this was another corridor.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
It was clear, from what Cope said, that our man had not a friend in his own country.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Hardship, and cope with peril and with care!
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1" by William Lisle Bowles
This mention of copes reminds us of the Boy-Bishop, and is one of the symptoms indicating community of origin.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
In older times, explorers of the frozen Polar zones had to cope with inactivity, loneliness and despair.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Cope, and presented to the American Museum in 1899 by President Jesup.
"Dinosaurs" by William Diller Matthew
Cope, the inventor of explosives and artillery.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
He was able to cope vigorously with the gigantic programs he set for himself.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Cope, known to Pope about this time, both of whom suffered under some domestic persecution.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
Blue bricks of special shape may be had for paving, channelling and coping.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various

In poetry:

O star of peace, O torch of hope,
I hail thy precious ray
A diamond on the ebon cope
To shine the dark away!
"Venus. A Reply To Longfellow's "Mars"" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Armed with the Spirit, helmed with Hope,
My great Cross standard wide unfurled,
I fail not, fear not, though I cope
With all the world.
"Christ's Knight" by Samuel John Stone
An ancient Faith, abiding hope,
The charity that suffers long,
But flames with sacred zeal to cope
With man's injustice, nature's wrong;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Grave Hierarchs come, an endless band,
In jewelled mitre, cope embossed,
Who bear Rome's will to every land
In all the tongues of Pentecost.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Right upward are striving the nations
With high-throned corruption to cope,
Preparing for new generations
This earth for the harvest of hope.
"Onward And Upward" by Ernest Jones
Where gorgeous sunsets claim the scope
Of gazing heaven to spread their show,
Hang scarlet clouds in the topmost cope,
With fringes flaming low;
"A Prayer for the Past: Now far from my old northern land," by George MacDonald

In news:

Maryland coach copes with latest quarterback injury.
Former Angels All-Star Garret Anderson returned to Angel Stadium on Saturday learning to cope with his new life.
To cope, she threw herself into baking old-fashioned Italian cookies in her South Philadelphia home, giving everything away.
How Italy's bakers cope with seasonal demand.
In this economy, engaged couples are coping with pay cuts, layoffs, even the possibility that Bernie Madoff ran off with some of the wedding fund.
Consumers are starting to complain about infrared (IR) remote control's inability to cope with the demands of modern media devices.
How new parents can cope.
Here are some tips for coping when the thought of ever-after has you freaked.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Myron Cope, the screechy-voiced announcer whose colorful catch phrases and twirling Terrible Towel became symbols of the Pittsburgh Steelers during an unrivaled 35 seasons in the broadcast booth, has died.
Now that we've finally had some rain, I'd like to share some solutions from local experts about how to cope with a stinky rain barrel .
One of the biggest cities in australia is trying to cope with flooding that's ravaged large parts of queensland.
Two months ago, Desmond Bishop was "coping".
How To Cope With Repressed Bad Memories, or Emotional Events.
As a young writer who's been at it for four years, I'm wondering how to cope with rejection.
People often lament that they don't know how they'll cope with an extra mouth to feed.

In science:

In any case, we should expect now to multiply our degeneration times the number of dimension of space time, to be able to cope with every curvature.
It is the ambiguity. (But only three generations)
From the point of view of non commutative geometry, it seems that naive lattice field theory does not qualify as a differential geometry, as even when multiple copies of elements are taken (which seems needed to cope with NCG first order axiom), it fails to fulfill Poincare duality.
It is the ambiguity. (But only three generations)
It has always been a matter of discussion how a surface generator should cope with the presence or absence of essential feature specifications.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
On the other hand, when dealing with special (constructive) solutions of Einstein’s equations one has to cope with the problem of computing the curvature of a given metric of low differentiability (in particular, distributional) which again is problematic due to the nonlinearities involved.
Generalized pseudo-Riemannian geometry
Here we are going to introduce a setting that is primarily intended to cope with the latter situation described above which at the same time is mathematically rigorous and physically sensible.
Generalized pseudo-Riemannian geometry