American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The top layer or course of a masonry wall, usually having a slanting upper surface to shed water; a cope.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The top or cover of a wall, usually made Sloping to Shed the water. A coping over is a projecting work beveling on its under side. Flat coping is called
parallel coping, and is used upon inclined surfaces, as on the gables and parapets of houses, and also on the tops of garden and other walls. Feather-edgea coping has one edge thinner than the other. Saddle-back coping is thicker in the middle than at the edges.
- n. In ship-building, the turning of the ends of iron lodging-knees so as to hook into the beams, and thus ease the strain upon the necks of the bolts when the vessel rolls.
- n. architecture The top layer of a brick wall, especially one that slopes in order to throw off water
- n. psychology the process of managing taxing circumstances, expending effort to solve personal and interpersonal problems, and seeking to master, minimize, reduce or tolerate stress or conflict.
- v. present participle of cope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) The highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often with sloping edges to carry off water; -- sometimes called
- n. brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
- From cope2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dörnyei comments “the most effective way for teachers to demonstrate awareness of learning styles is to be sensitive to the students differential time requirements in coping with certain types of tasks … the idea that different students need varying amounts of time to achieve certain learning objectives is one of the most basic at the same time rather neglected principles of educational psychology” (p. 158).”
“Children with life-challenging medical problems need help in coping with their fears and anxieties.”
“Social workers at the Sickle Cell Center provide a wide range of services related to psychosocial needs in coping with chronic illness as well as navigation through hospital and insurance systems.”
“People in Florida are fearful of the economic future, and one way they are coping is by buying guns.”
“In this episode, I politely and sophisticatedly assist my friend Sean in coping with Capcom's decision to offer a versus mode for Resident Evil 5 for five bucks, and support him in forming a constructive action plan.”
“The meeting focused on the struggles of community police agencies in coping with unlawful immigration and related crime.”
“She is available to provide emotional support and assist in coping with the stress of a chronic illness.”
“Trauma social workers are available to assist families in coping with the psychological impact of trauma.”
“Since all of our patients enjoy a good quality of life and few exhibit negative coping behaviors, a developmental component to coping is suggested.”
“Of all the aspects of rural life that inspired me, the use of discarded objects and found materials in coping with poor economic conditions, had the most profound impact on me.”
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