Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rope”

rope

noun     /rəʊp/ US  /roʊp/
B2 [C or U] (a piece of) strong, thick string made of long twisted threads: A sailor threw a rope ashore and we tied the boat to a post. a coil of ropeCords, ropes, cables and string [C] several of one type of object connected together on a string: a rope of garlic a rope of pearlsThings collected in lines or rings the ropes [plural] thick rope which surrounds an area used for boxing (= sport in which two people hit each other) or wrestling: The middleweight boxing champion had his opponent up against the ropes.Boxing
(Definition of rope noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of rope

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Cords, ropes, cables & string, but you might be interested in these topics from the Household equipment topic area:

Definitions of “rope” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beneficiary

a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day

Blog

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