from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To contend or strive, especially on even terms or with success: coping with child rearing and a full-time job.
- intransitive v. To contend with difficulties and act to overcome them: "Facing unprecedented problems, the Federal Reserve of the early 1930s couldn't cope” ( Robert J. Samuelson).
- n. A long ecclesiastical vestment worn over an alb or surplice.
- n. A covering resembling a cloak or mantle.
- n. A coping.
- transitive v. To cover or dress in a cope.
- transitive v. To provide with coping: cope a wall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long, loose cloak worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions.
- n. Any covering such as a canopy or a mantle.
- n. The "vault" or "canopy" of the skies, heavens etc.
- n. A covering piece on top of a wall exposed to the weather, usually made of metal, masonry, or stone and sloped to carry off water.
- n. The top part of a sand casting mold.
- v. To cover (a joint or structure) with coping.
- v. To deal effectively with something difficult.
- v. To cut and form a mitred joint in wood or metal.
- v. To clip the beak or talons of a bird.
- v. To bargain for; to buy.
- v. To make return for; to requite; to repay.
- v. To match oneself against; to meet; to encounter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A covering for the head.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
- n. The top part of a flask or mold; the outer part of a loam mold.
- intransitive v. To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.
- intransitive v. To exchange or barter.
- intransitive v. To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To pare the beak or talons of (a hawk).
- transitive v. To bargain for; to buy.
- transitive v. To make return for; to requite; to repay.
- transitive v. To match one's self against; to meet; to encounter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To provide with a cope or cloak; cover with a cloak; cloak.
- To cover as with a cope; furnish with a coping.
- 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.
- To bargain for; buy.
- To make return for; reward.
- To bargain.
- 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.
- To meet in contest or contention; oppose; encounter.
- In falconry, to cut, as the beak or talons of a hawk.
- To muzzle, as a ferret, by sewing or tying up its mouth.
- n. A large outer garment; a cloak; a mantle.
- n. 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.
- n. In the University of Cambridge, England, the ermined robe worn by a doctor in the senate-house on Congregation day.
- n. 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. In founding, same as case, 10. See cut under flask.
- n. An ancient tribute due to the king or the lord of the soil out of the lead-mines in Derbyshire, England.
- n. See coper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
- n. brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
- v. come to terms with
The Assistant priest in cope is beside him) (Note the stripped altar and the smaller cross upon the altar; likewise, there is no canopy above the papal throne)
I think an inability to cope is a symptom, and poverty via bad government is the problem.
Fortescue himself (in cope) with some of his servers
A cope is worn by the celebrant, and dalmatics by the assistant ministers; while the two thurifers, crucifer and taperers have girdled albs and dalmatics.
The use of the cope is optional at the blessing of the Palms; if the priest uses it, he simply removes it for the beginning of the Mass.
Before anyone asks: the wearing of the pallium with the cope is not foreseen by the rubrics, as far as I know, but seems customary in Toledo, as you can see in older photographs.
I think your misery has affected you and your judgment so badly that you feel the only way you can cope is to judge others.
U.S. actress Angelina Jolie is urging the world to help Pakistan in the long term cope with the worst flooding in its history.
The two leaders approached the holy door, each clad in cope and miter and carrying a crozier, the hooked walking stick that symbolizes the bishop's role as shepherd of the faithful.
The fact Recording Industry vs The People couldn ` t cope is an indication of just how much attention the growing, and very determined, opposition to the cartel is generating.