There are 4 definitions of tope in English:

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Pronunciation: /təʊp
 
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verb

[no object] archaic or • literary
  • Drink alcohol to excess, especially on a regular basis: he was toping the while from a flagon of sack

Derivatives

toper

noun
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  • Furtive and nimble tipplers and topers nightly dodged through alleys and back yards under the noses of the flashlamp-carrying guards.
  • One of them asks all serious topers to banish moderate drinkers from parties and to drink until speech becomes impaired and walking impossible.
  • He looks at the spectator good-naturedly and unintelligently, with the suspicious expression of an inveterate toper [habitual drinker].

Origin

mid 17th century: perhaps an alteration of obsolete top 'overbalance'; perhaps from Dutch toppen 'slant or tilt a ship's yard'.

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noun

Origin

from Punjabi thūp, thop 'barrow, mound', apparently related to Sanskrit stūpa.

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noun

  • (In South Asia) a grove or plantation of trees, especially mango trees.
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    • In 1894, Rice reported that there were about 2000 topes with about 100,000 trees in the entire Bangalore District.

Origin

from Telugu tōpu or Tamil tōppu.

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noun

  • A small greyish slender-bodied shark, occurring chiefly in inshore waters.
    • Genus Galeorhinus, family Carcharhinidae: the East Atlantic G. galeus, favoured by British sea anglers, and the commercially important G. australis of Australia
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    • Chunking in the vicinity of fish means blue sharks, tope and spurdogs.
    • What looked like a cross between a tope and a bull huss looked decidedly unhappy and I had to run over and get a glimpse of the biggest fish I had ever seen taken from the shore.
    • The tope shark is considered harmless to humans because of its small size and its preference for small prey items.

Origin

late 17th century: perhaps of Cornish origin.

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