Coping



[koh-ping] /ˈkoʊ pɪŋ/

noun
1.
a finishing or protective course or cap to an exterior masonry wall or the like.
2.
a piece of woodwork having its end shaped to fit together with a molding.
[kohp] /koʊp/
verb (used without object), coped, coping.
1.
to struggle or deal, especially on fairly even terms or with some degree of success (usually followed by with):
I will try to cope with his rudeness.
2.
to face and deal with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties, especially successfully or in a calm or adequate manner:
After his breakdown he couldn’t cope any longer.
3.
Archaic. to come into contact; meet (usually followed by with).
verb (used with object), coped, coping.
4.
British Informal. to cope with.
5.
Obsolete. to come into contact with; encounter.
[kohp] /koʊp/
noun
1.
a long mantle, especially of silk, worn by ecclesiastics over the alb or surplice in processions and on other occasions.
2.
any cloaklike or canopylike covering.
3.
the sky.
4.
a .
5.
Metallurgy. the upper half of a flask.
Compare (def 32).
verb (used with object), coped, coping.
6.
to furnish with or as if with a cope or .
[kohp] /koʊp/
verb (used with object), coped, coping.
1.
Building Trades.

2.
Falconry. to clip or dull (the beak or talons of a hawk).
[kohp] /koʊp/
verb (used with object), coped, coping. British.
1.
to barter; trade; exchange.
/ˈkəʊpɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sloping top course of a wall, usually made of masonry or brick Also called cope
/kəʊp/
verb
1.
(intransitive) foll by with. to contend (against)
2.
(intransitive) to deal successfully with or handle a situation; manage: she coped well with the problem
3.
(transitive) (archaic)

/kəʊp/
noun
1.
a large ceremonial cloak worn at solemn liturgical functions by priests of certain Christian sects
2.
any covering shaped like a cope
verb
3.
(transitive) to dress (someone) in a cope
/kəʊp/
verb (transitive)
1.
to provide (a wall) with a coping
2.
to join (two moulded timber members)
noun
3.
another name for coping
/kəʊp/
noun acronym (in South Africa)
1.
Congress of the People: a political party founded in 2008 by dissident members of the ANC
n.

c.1600 as an architectural term, from cope (n.), the cape-like vestment worn by priests (14c.), a variant of cape. Coping saw attested by 1931.
v.

late 14c., “come to blows with,” from Old French couper, earlier colper “hit, punch,” from colp “a blow” (see coup). Meaning evolved 17c. into “handle successfully,” perhaps influenced by obsolete cope “to traffic” (15c.-17c.), a word in North Sea trade, from the Flemish version of the Germanic source of English cheap. Related: Coped; coping.

cope 1 (kōp)
v. coped, cop·ing, copes
To contend with difficulties with the intent to overcome them.

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