A rope is a group of yarns, cord layers, fibres or strands which are twisted or braided into a larger, stronger form. Ropes have tensile strength and can therefore be used for towing and lifting. Rope is thicker and stronger than similarly constructed ropes, fine ropes and twine.
Rope is made from a variety of materials, including natural fibers like hemp and jute, as well as synthetic fibers like nylon and polypropylene. Rope can be constructed of multiple strands of the same material, or different strands can be combined to add strength or other desired properties. The most common type of rope is twisted rope, which is made by twisting together individual strands to form a larger, stronger rope.