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Webster 1913 Edition


Lop

Lop

,
Noun.
[AS.
loppe
.]
A flea.
[Obs.]
Cleveland.

Lop

(lŏp)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Lopped
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Lopping
.]
[Prov. G.
luppen
,
lubben
, to cut, geld, or OD.
luppen
, D.
lubben
.]
1.
To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything; to shorten by cutting off the extremities; to cut off, or remove, as superfluous parts;
as, to
lop
a tree or its branches
.
“With branches lopped, in wood or mountain felled.”
Milton.
Expunge the whole, or
lop
the excrescent parts.
Pope.
2.
To cut partly off and bend down;
as, to
lop
bushes in a hedge
.

Lop

,
Noun.
That which is lopped from anything, as branches from a tree.
Shak. Mortimer.

Lop

,
Verb.
I.
To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.

Lop

,
Verb.
T.
To let hang down;
as, to
lop
the head
.

Lop

,
Adj.
Hanging down;
as,
lop
ears
; – used also in compound adjectives;
as,
lop
eared;
lop
sided.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lop

LOP

,
Verb.
T.
[Eng. flap. The primary sense is evidently to fall or fell, or to strike down, and I think it connected with flap.]
1.
To cut off, as the top or extreme part of any thing; to shorten by cutting off the extremities; as, to lop a tree or its branches.
With branches lopp'd in wood, or mountain fell'd.
2.
To cut off, as exuberances; to separate, as superfluous parts.
Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts.
3.
to cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop the trees or saplings of a hedge.
4.
To let fall; to flap; as, a horse lops his ears.

LOP

,
Noun.
that which is cut from trees.
Else both body and lop will be of little value.

LOP

,
Noun.
a flea. [Local.]

Definition 2022


lop

lop

See also: løp, löp, lốp, and lớp

English

Noun

lop (plural lops)

  1. (Geordie) A flea.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cleveland to this entry?)
    Hadway wi ye man, ye liftin wi lops

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • lop in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • lop” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin,
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896,
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977

Etymology 2

From Middle English loppe.

Verb

lop (third-person singular simple present lops, present participle lopping, simple past and past participle lopped or lopt)

  1. (transitive, usually with off) To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything, especially to prune a small limb off a shrub or tree, or sometimes to behead someone.
  2. To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.
  3. To allow to hang down.
    to lop the head
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations

See also

Noun

lop (plural lops)

  1. That which is lopped from anything, such as branches from a tree.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)

References

  • lop” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Etymology 3

Back-formation from lopsided.

Noun

lop (plural lops)

  1. (US, slang) (usually offensive) A disabled person, a cripple.
    • 1935: Rex Stout, The League of Frightened Men, p5
      "He's a lop; it mentions here about his getting up to the stand with his crippled leg but it doesn't say which one."
  2. Any of several breeds of rabbits whose ears lie flat.

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Anagrams


Franco-Provençal

Etymology

Probably influenced by French loup, from Latin lupus. Doublet of naturally inherited luef.

Noun

lop m (plural lops)

  1. wolf

Hungarian

Etymology

Of unknown origin.[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlop]

Verb

lop

  1. (transitive) to steal, to shoplift (from someone -tól/-től)
    Másoktól lop ötleteket. ― He/she steals ideas from others.

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • lopakodik
  • lopás
  • lopdos
  • lopkod
  • lopódzik

(With verbal prefixes):

  • kilop
  • lelop
  • meglop
  • összelop
  • visszalop

Descendants

References

  1. Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6

Occitan

Etymology

From Old Provençal lop, from Latin lupus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlup]

Noun

lop m (plural lops, feminine loba, feminine plural lobas)

  1. wolf

Volapük

Noun

lop (plural lops)

  1. opera

Declension

Derived terms

  • lopöp
  • lopül