Tope (?), n. [Probably from Skr. stpa a tope, astupa, through Prakrin tppo.]

A moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument. often erected over a Buddhish relic.


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Tope, n. [Tamil tppu.]

A grove or clumb of trees; as, a toddy tope.




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Tope, n.

1. Zool.

A small shark or dogfish (Galeorhinus, ∨ Galeus, galeus), native of Europe, but found also on the coasts of California and Tasmania; -- called also toper, oil shark, miller's dog, and penny dog.

2. Zool.

The wren.

[Prov. Eng.]


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Tope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Toped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Toping.] [F. t⊚per to cover a stake in playing at dice, to accept an offer, t⊚pe agreed !; -- perhaps imitative of the sound of striking hands on concluding a bargain. From being used in English as a drinking term, probably at first in accepting a toast.]

To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess.

If you tope in form, and treat. Dryden.


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