Rope vs Dress - What's the difference?

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In uncountable|lang=en terms the difference between rope and dress

is that rope is (uncountable) thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line while dress is (uncountable) apparel, clothing.

In countable|lang=en terms the difference between rope and dress

is that rope is (countable) an individual length of such material while dress is (countable) an item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which both covers the upper part of the body and includes skirts below the waist.

As nouns the difference between rope and dress

is that rope is (uncountable) thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line while dress is (countable) an item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which both covers the upper part of the body and includes skirts below the waist.

As verbs the difference between rope and dress

is that rope is to tie (something) with something while dress is (obsolete|reflexive|intransitive) to prepare oneself; to make ready.

rope

English

Alternative forms

* (all obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia rope)
  • (uncountable) Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line.
  • Nylon rope is usually stronger than similar rope made of plant fibers.
  • (countable) An individual length of such material.
  • The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes .
  • A cohesive strand of something.
  • * {{quote-book, 2003, (Dennis Lehane), Mystic River, page=138 citation
  • , passage=Jimmy began to scream and ropes of spit shot from his mouth.}}
  • (dated) A continuous stream.
  • * {{quote-book, 1852, John Bourne, 3= A Treatise on the Screw Propeller: With Various Suggestions of Improvement, page=38
  • , passage=The principle of any such device should be to pull on the vessel by a rope of water passing in at the bow and out at the stern. }}
  • (baseball) A hard line drive.
  • He hit a rope past third and into the corner.
  • (ceramics) A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.
  • (computer science) A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.
  • (Jainism) A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second.(jump)
  • * {{quote-book, 2001, , editor=Nagendra Kr. Singh, chapter=Review of Metaphysical Teaching, Encyclopaedia of Jainism, citation
  • , passage=The central strip of the loka , the Middle World, represents its smallest area, being only one rope wide and one hundred thousand leagues high,
  • (jewelry) A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.
  • (nautical) Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.
  • (archaic) A unit of length equal to 20 feet.
  • (slang) Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.
  • (in the plural) The small intestines.
  • the ropes of birds

    Synonyms

    * twine, line, cord; see also * (jump) rajju, infinitude

    Derived terms

    * jump rope * know the ropes * learn the ropes * money for old rope * on the ropes * rope ladder * Rope Monday * rope tow * rope-band * rope-dancer * rope-dancing * rope-end * ropefull * rope-house * rope-like * rope-maker * ropemanship * rope-over * ropery * rope-ripe * rope's end * rope-sick * rope-tide * ropewalk, rope-walk * ropework, rope-work * ropey, ropy * rope-yard * show one the ropes * teach one the ropes * skipping rope * wire rope

    Verb

    (rop)
  • To tie (something) with something.
  • The robber roped the victims.
  • To throw a rope around (something).
  • The cowboy roped the calf.
  • To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let us not hang like roping icicles / Upon our houses' thatch.

    Synonyms

    * (to tie something) tie, bind, secure * (throw a rope around) lasso

    Derived terms

    * ropable, ropeable * rope-a-dope * roped * roper * rope together

    Anagrams

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    dress

    English

    Noun

  • (countable) An item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which both covers the upper part of the body and includes skirts below the waist.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=2 citation , passage=Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.}}
  • (uncountable) Apparel, clothing.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.}}
  • The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
  • A dress rehearsal.
  • Derived terms

    * dress code * dress rehearsal * dress shirt * nightdress * wedding dress

    Verb

  • (obsolete, reflexive, intransitive) To prepare oneself; to make ready.
  • *:
  • *:but syr Gawayns spere brak / but sir marhaus spere helde / And therwith syre Gawayne and his hors russhed doune to the erthe / And lyghtly syre Gawayne rose on his feet / and pulled out his swerd / and dressyd hym toward syr Marhaus on foote
  • To adorn, ornament.
  • :
  • *Tennyson
  • *:dressing their hair with the white sea flower
  • *Carlyle
  • *:If he felt obliged to expostulate, he might have dressed his censures in a kinder form.
  • (nautical) To ornament (a ship) by hoisting the national colours at the peak and mastheads, and setting the jack forward; when "dressed full", the signal flags and pennants are added.
  • *1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , III.5:
  • *:Daily she dressed him, and did the best / His grievous hurt to guarish, that she might.
  • *1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island) :
  • *:he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained bandage round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
  • To prepare (food) for cooking, especially by seasoning it.
  • To fit out with the necessary clothing; to clothe, put clothes on (something or someone).
  • :
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”.
  • To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.
  • :
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.}}
  • Of a man, to allow the genitals to fall to one side or other of the trousers.
  • :
  • To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready.
  • :to dress''' leather or cloth;  to '''dress''' a garden;  to '''dress''' grain, by cleansing it;  in mining and metallurgy, to '''dress ores, by sorting and separating them
  • * Bible, Exodus xxx. 7
  • When he dresseth the lamps he shall burn incense.
  • *Dryden
  • *:three hundred horsessmoothly dressed
  • To prepare the surface of (a material; usually stone or lumber).
  • (military, ambitransitive) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align. Sometimes an imperative command.
  • :to dress the ranks
  • :Right, dress !
  • To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
  • Synonyms

    * clothe * (clothe oneself) get dressed * (prepare the surface of) * bandage, put a bandage on, put a dressing on

    Antonyms

    * strip, undress * (clothe oneself) disrobe, get undressed, strip, undress

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Statistics

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    Noun

    (nb-noun-m1) (clothing) a suit (either formal wear, or leisure or sports wear )

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