Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rope”


noun [C/U]  /roʊp/ us  


verb [T]  /roʊp/ us  
to tie something with rope: We roped the box to the top of the car. To rope something off is to put rope or cord around it to keep it separate: [M] The site has been marked with “No Trespassing” signs and areas have been roped off.
(Definition of rope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rope?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Isolating and separating, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rope” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More