Delt vs Cope - What's the difference?

delt | cope |

As verbs the difference between delt and cope

is that delt is while cope is .

As a noun delt

is (slang) shoulder.




(en noun)
  • (slang) Shoulder
  • * 2005 , F. Paul Wilson, Midnight Mass? , page 67
  • she had this tat of a devil face sticking out a Gene Simmons-class tongue on her left delt .


    * (shoulder) shoulder


  • * {{quote-book, year=1589, author=Anonymous, title=A Declaration of the Causes, which mooved the chiefe Commanders of the Nauie of her most excellent Maiestie the Queene of England, in their voyage and expedition for Portingal, to take and arrest in the mouth of the Riuer of Lisbone, certaine Shippes of corne and other prouisions of warre bound for the said Citie, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Here now they cry out, that the Commaunders of our Fleete haue delt iniuriously with them, they exclaime that the leagues are broken, that their old priuiledges in England are violated, which they chalenge to belong to their Cities, and ought to be kept and mainteined. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1597, author=King James I, title=Daemonologie., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=PHILOMATHES. Indeede there is cause inough, but rather to leaue him at all, then to runne more plainlie to him, if they were wise he delt with. }} ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl)


  • To deal effectively with something difficult.
  • I thought I would never be able to cope with life after the amputation, but I have learned how to be happy again.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Chelsea were coping comfortably as Liverpool left Luis Suarez too isolated. Steven Gerrard was also being forced to drop too deep to offer support to the beleaguered Jay Spearing and Jordan Henderson rather than add attacking potency alongside the Uruguayan.}}
  • To cut and form a mitred joint in wood or metal.
  • (falconry) To clip the beak or talons of a bird.
  • Synonyms
    * (to deal effectively with) handle, manage, withstand

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • A long, loose cloak worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions.
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • a hundred and sixty priests all in their copes
  • *1890 , (Oscar Wilde), The Picture of Dorian Gray , ch. XI:
  • *:He possessed a gorgeous cope of crimson silk and gold-thread damask, figured with a repeating pattern of golden pomegranates set in six-petalled formal blossoms, beyond which on either side was the pine-apple device wrought in seed-pearls.
  • Any covering such as a canopy or a mantle.
  • The "vault" or "canopy" of the skies, heavens etc.
  • * Milton
  • the starry cope of heaven
  • *, II.12:
  • Who perceiveth and seeth himselfe placed here,farthest from heavens coape , with those creatures, that are the worst of the three conditions; and yet dareth imaginarily place himselfe above the circle of the Moone, and reduce heaven under his feet.
  • (construction) 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.
  • (foundry) The top part of a sand casting mold.
  • (Knight)
    (De Colange)
  • An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
  • Verb

  • To cover (a joint or structure) with coping.
  • To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.
  • * Holland
  • Some bending down and coping to ward the earth.

    Etymology 3


  • (obsolete) To bargain for; to buy.
  • (obsolete) To exchange or barter.
  • (Spenser)
  • (obsolete) To make return for; to requite; to repay.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Three thousand ducats due unto the Jew, / We freely cope your courteous pains withal.
  • (obsolete) To match oneself against; to meet; to encounter.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I love to cope him in these sullen fits.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle, and struck him down.
  • * Philips
  • Host coped with host, dire was the battle.
  • (obsolete) To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man / As e'er my conversation coped withal.
    (Webster 1913)


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