verb (used without object), loped, lop·ing.
verb (used with object), loped, lop·ing.
Origin of lope
Examples from the Web for lope
Duane and Dicky lope backstage afterwards to “do some sniff,” as Dicky terms it.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The trail was now almost insolently clear, and he followed it at a lope.The Secret Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
He was moving leisurely, keeping his horse at the cattle pony's lope.Way of the Lawless|Max Brand
A similar spirit is exhibited in the plays of Calderon and of Lope de Vega.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 2 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
Word Origin for lope
"to run with long strides," early 15c.; earlier "to leap, jump, spring" (c.1300), from Old Norse hlaupa "to run, leap," from Proto-Germanic *khlaupan (see leap (v.)). Related: Loped; loping. The noun meaning "a jump, a leap" is from late 14c.; sense of "long, bounding stride" is from 1809.