lop

lop

1 [lop]
verb (used with object), lopped, lopping.
1.
to cut off (branches, twigs, etc.) from a tree or other plant.
2.
to cut off (a limb, part, or the like) from a person, animal, etc.
3.
to cut off the branches, twigs, etc., of (a tree or other plant).
4.
to eliminate as unnecessary or excessive: We had to lop off whole pages of the report before presenting it to the committee.
5.
Archaic. to cut off the head, limbs, etc., of (a person).
verb (used without object), lopped, lopping.
6.
to cut off branches, twigs, etc., as of a tree.
7.
to remove parts by or as by cutting.
noun
8.
parts or a part lopped off.
9.
(of trees) the smaller branches and twigs not useful as timber.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English loppe part or parts cut off; perhaps akin to Old English loppe spider (see lop2, lobster

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lop

2 [lop]
verb (used without object), lopped, lopping.
1.
to hang loosely or limply; droop.
2.
to sway, move, or go in a drooping or heavy, awkward way.
3.
to move in short, quick leaps: a rabbit lopping through the garden.
verb (used with object), lopped, lopping.
4.
to let hang or droop: He lopped his arms at his sides in utter exhaustion.
adjective
5.
hanging down limply or droopingly: lop ears.

Origin:
1570–80; v. use of obsolete lop spider or lop dangling part of a tree (see lop1); literally, to behave like a lop, i.e., to dangle, hang loosely. See lob1

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lop1 (lɒp)
 
vb (usually foll by off) , lops, lopping, lopped
1.  to sever (parts) from a tree, body, etc, esp with swift strokes
2.  to cut out or eliminate from as excessive
 
n
3.  a part or parts lopped off, as from a tree
 
[C15 loppe branches cut off; compare lob1]
 
'lopper1
 
n

lop2 (lɒp)
 
vb , lops, lopping, lopped
1.  to hang or allow to hang loosely
2.  (intr) to slouch about or move awkwardly
3.  (intr) a less common word for lope
 
[C16: perhaps related to lop1; compare lob1]

lop3 (lɒp)
 
n
dialect (Northern English) a flea
 
[probably from Old Norse hloppa (unattested) flea, from hlaupa to leap]

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Word Origin & History

lop
"cut off," 1510s, from M.E. loppe (n.) "small branches and twigs trimmed from trees" (early 15c.), of unknown origin.

lop
"droop," 1570s, probably a variant of lap (v.); cf. lopsided (1711), originally lapsided, first used of ships.
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LOP definition


A language based on first-order logic.
["SETHEO - A High-Perormance Theorem Prover for First-Order Logic", Reinhold Letz et al, J Automated Reasoning 8(2):183-212 (1992)].

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
LOP
  1. left occipitoposterior (position)

  2. loss of pointer

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