Rope is a bundle of fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a thicker, stronger form. Rope can be constructed of any long fibrous material, but is usually composed of certain natural or synthetic fibers.
Because of its construction, rope has a lot of tensile strength not found in individual fibers or even smaller, similarly formed materials like string or twine. Its tensile strength depends on the fibers used for fabrication and can range any from tens to thousands of pounds.
Rope is routinely used to lift or drag heavy objects. It is also used for construction, masonry, plumbing and other general-purpose layout projects.