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.
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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.
* (to deal effectively with) handle, manage, withstand
A long, loose cloak worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions.
* Bishop Burnet
*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.
- a hundred and sixty priests all in their copes
- the starry cope of heaven
(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.
- 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.
An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
- (De Colange)
To cover (a joint or structure) with coping.
To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.
- Some bending down and coping to ward the earth.
(obsolete) To bargain for; to buy.
(obsolete) To exchange or barter.
(obsolete) To make return for; to requite; to repay.
(obsolete) To match oneself against; to meet; to encounter.
- Three thousand ducats due unto the Jew, / We freely cope your courteous pains withal.
- I love to cope him in these sullen fits.
- They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle, and struck him down.
(obsolete) To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
- Host coped with host, dire was the battle.
- Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man / As e'er my conversation coped withal.
(not comparable) No longer living.
(hyperbole) Figuratively, not alive; lacking life
* 1600 , (William Shakespeare), (As You Like It) , Act III, Scene 3:
- All of my grandparents are dead .
(of another person) So hated that they are absolutely ignored.
- When a man's verses cannot be understood, nor a man's good wit seconded with the forward child, understanding, it strikes a man more dead than a great reckoning in a little room.
- He is dead to me.
- She stood with dead face and limp arms, unresponsive to my plea.
Without interest to one of the senses; dull; flat.
- the dead''' load on the floor''; ''a '''dead lift .
- dead''' air''; ''a '''dead glass of soda .
Completely inactive; without power; without a signal.
- dead''' time''; '''''dead fields ; also in compounds.
- OK, the circuit's dead . Go ahead and cut the wire.
(not comparable) Broken or inoperable.
- Now that the motor's dead you can reach in and extract the spark plugs.
(not comparable) No longer used or required.
- That monitor is dead ; don’t bother hooking it up.
- There are several dead laws still on the books regulating where horses may be hitched.
(not comparable, sports) Not in play.
- Is this beer glass dead ?
(not comparable) Full and complete.
- Once the ball crosses the foul line, it's dead .
(not comparable) Exact.
- dead''' stop''; '''''dead''' sleep''; '''''dead''' giveaway''; '''''dead silence
Experiencing pins and needles (paresthesia).
- dead''' center''; '''''dead''' aim''; ''a '''dead''' eye''; ''a '''dead level
(informal) (Certain to be) in big trouble.
- After sitting on my hands for a while, my arms became dead .
Constructed so as not to transmit sound; soundless.
- "You come back here this instant! Oh, when I get my hands on you, you're dead , mister!"
(obsolete) Bringing death; deadly.
- a dead floor
(legal) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property.
(engineering) Not imparting motion or power.
- A person who is banished or who becomes a monk is civilly dead .
- the dead spindle of a lathe
* See also
(lb) Exactly right.
- dead''' right''; '''''dead''' level''; '''''dead''' flat''; '''''dead''' straight''; '''''dead left
(lb) Very, absolutely, extremely, suddenly.
- He hit the target dead in the centre.
As if dead.
- dead''' wrong''; '''''dead''' set''; '''''dead''' serious''; '''''dead''' drunk''; '''''dead''' broke''; '''''dead''' earnest''; '''''dead''' certain''; '''''dead''' slow''; '''''dead''' sure''; '''''dead''' simple''; '''''dead''' honest''; '''''dead''' accurate''; '''''dead''' easy''; '''''dead''' scared''; '''''dead''' solid''; '''''dead''' black''; '''''dead''' white''; '''''dead empty ;
* (and other bibliographic particulars) (Charles Dickens)
- dead''' tired''; '''''dead''' quiet''; '''''dead''' asleep''; '''''dead''' pale''; '''''dead''' cold''; '''''dead still
- I was tired of reading, and dead sleepy.
(in the singular) Time when coldness, darkness, or stillness is most intense.
(in the plural) Those who have died.
- The dead''' of night.'' ''The '''dead of winter.
- Have respect for the dead .
* (those who have died) the deceased
(archaic) Formerly, "be dead" was used instead of "have died" as the perfect tense of "die".
To prevent by disabling; stop.
* 1826 , The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Edward Reynolds, Lord Bishop of Norwich , collected by Edward Reynolds, Benedict Riveley, and Alexander Chalmers. pp. 227. London: B. Holdsworth.
- "I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead [????????] in vain." Galatians 2:21, King James Version (1611).
To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigour.
- “What a man should do, when finds his natural impotency dead him in spiritual works”
(UK, transitive, slang) To kill.
* 2006 , Leighanne Boyd, Once Upon A Time In The Bricks (page 178)
- Heaven's stern decree, / With many an ill, hath numbed and deaded me.
* 2008 , Marvlous Harrison, The Coalition (page 106)
- This dude at the club was trying to kill us so I deaded him, and then I had to collect from Spice.
- “What, you was just gonna dead him because if that's the case then why the fuck we getting the money?” Sha asked annoyed.
* better dead than red
* brain dead/brain-dead
* clinically dead
* dead air
* dead as a dodo
* dead as a doorknob
* dead as a doornail
* dead ball
* dead bat
* dead body
* dead cat bounce
* dead center
* dead code
* dead donkey
* dead duck
* dead end
* dead giveaway
* dead heat
* dead horse
* dead ice
* dead in the water
* dead language
* dead last
* dead leg
* dead letter
* deadline/dead line
* dead link
* dead man/dead man's hand
* dead march
* dead marine
* dead meat
* dead men
* dead metaphor
* dead on
* dead or alive
* dead president
* dead reckoning
* dead rubber
* Dead Sea
* dead serious
* dead set against
* dead soldier
* dead space
* dead sticking
* dead to the world
* dead tree
* dead water
* dead weight
* dead zone
* drop dead
* leave for dead
* living dead
* not be caught dead
* over my dead body
* play dead
* stop dead