ropier


ropier
'rop·y || 'rəʊpɪ adj. resembling or behaving like a rope; becoming thread-like and sticky (of liquids which become thick and sticky, also spelled ropey)

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  • ropier — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ropy — also ropey adjective (ropier; est) Date: 15th century 1. a. capable of being drawn into a thread ; viscous; also tending to adhere in stringy masses b. having a gelatinous or slimy quality from bacterial or fungal contamination < ropy milk > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Тополь (раст.) — (Populus L.) род растений, вместе с родом Salix L. ива составляющий сем. ивовых (см.; там же отличия Т. от ив). Деревья. 18 видов в сев. полушарии. Главнейшие из них следующие: Р. albа L. серебристый Т. листья снизу бело войлочные; южн. и средняя …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Тополь (раст.) — (Populus L.) род растений, вместе с родом Salix L. ива составляющий сем. ивовых (см.; там же отличия Т. от ив). Деревья. 18 видов в сев. полушарии. Главнейшие из них следующие: Р. alba L. серебристый Т. листья снизу бело войлочные; южн. и средняя …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • ropy — ropily, adv. ropiness, n. /roh pee/, adj., ropier, ropiest. 1. resembling a rope or ropes: ropy muscles. 2. forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid. [1470 80; ROPE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ropey — rop|ey ropy [ˈrəupi US ˈrou ] adj comparative ropier superlative ropiest BrE informal 1.) in bad condition or of bad quality ▪ ropey old furniture 2.) [not before noun] slightly ill ▪ I m feeling a bit ropey this morning …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ropey — [[t]ro͟ʊpi[/t]] ropier, ropiest ADJ GRADED If you say that something is ropey, you mean that its quality is poor or unsatisfactory. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Your spelling s a bit ropey... Their health care system suffers from queues, shortages and ropey… …   English dictionary

  • ropy — (also ropey) adjective (ropier, ropiest) 1》 resembling a rope. 2》 Brit. informal poor in quality or health. Derivatives ropily adverb ropiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • ropy — /ˈroʊpi/ (say rohpee) adjective (ropier, ropiest) 1. resembling a rope or ropes. 2. forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid. 3. Colloquial inferior; unreliable. Also, ropey. {rop(e) + y1} –ropiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • ropily — ropy (also ropey) ► ADJECTIVE (ropier, ropiest) 1) resembling a rope. 2) Brit. informal poor in quality or health. DERIVATIVES ropily adverb ropiness noun …   English terms dictionary


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