AskDefine | Define lope

Dictionary Definition



1 a slow pace of running [syn: jog, trot]
2 a smooth 3-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop [syn: canter] v : run easily

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A horse's easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps. A lope resembles a canter.

Extensive Definition

Lope may refer to:
lope in French: Lope

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amble, bound, burst, burst of speed, canter, caracole, curvet, dash, dead run, dogtrot, flank speed, flat-out speed, forced draft, fox-trot, frisk, full gallop, gallop, get, git, go on horseback, hack, hand gallop, headlong rush, heavy right foot, high lope, hightail, hop, hop along, hotfoot, jog trot, leap, make tracks, maximum speed, mount, open throttle, pace, piaffe, plunge, prance, race, ride bareback, ride hard, romp, run, rush, scamper, scud, scurry, scuttle, skitter, spring, sprint, spurt, step, step along, step lively, take horse, tittup, trip, trot, wide-open speed
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