• (RP) IPA: [dəʊp]
  • (America) IPA: [doʊp]


  1. (uncountable) Any viscous liquid or paste, such as a lubricant, used in preparing a surface.
  2. (uncountable) An absorbent material used to hold a liquid.
  3. (uncountable, aeronautics) Any varnish used to coat a part, such as an airplane wing or a hot-air balloon in order to waterproof, strengthen, etc.
  4. (uncountable, slang) Any illicit or narcotic drug that produces euphoria or satisfies an addiction; particularly heroin.
    • 1953, Tom Lehrer, Songs by Tom Lehrer, Pantheon, 1981, p. 18
      Here's a cure for all your troubles, here's an end to all distress. It's the old dope peddler, with his powdered happiness.''
  5. (uncountable, slang) Information, usually from an inside source, originally in horse racing and other sports.
    What's the latest dope on the stock market?
  6. (uncountable, fireams) Ballistic data on previously fired rounds, used to calculate the required hold over a target.
  7. (countable, slang) A stupid person.
  8. (US, Ohio) Dessert topping.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: éponge
  • Russian: сорбе́нт
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: dope
  • German: Stoff
  • Russian: до́пинг
Translations Translations Verb

dope (dopes, present participle doping; past doped, past participle doped)

  1. (transitive, slang) To affect with drugs.
  2. (transitive) To treat with dope (lubricant, etc.).
  3. (transitive, electronics) To add a dopant such as arsenic to (a pure semiconductor such as silicon).
  4. (slang) To use drugs; especially, to use prohibited performance-enhancing drugs in sporting competitions.
  5. (slang, transitive, dated) To judge or guess; to predict the result of.
  • German: dopen
  • Russian: дава́ть наркотик
  • Spanish: dopar
Translations Translations
  • Spanish: dopar (intransitive)

dope (comparative doper, superlative dopest)

  1. (slang) Amazing.
    That party was dope!
  • Russian: клёвый

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