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Meaning of CLAP

Pronunciation:  klap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sudden very loud noise
  2. [n]  a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
  3. [n]  a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
  4. [v]  clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
  5. [v]  clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
  6. [v]  strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise, as of two flat, hard surfaces
  7. [v]  strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
  8. [v]  put quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail"
  9. [v]  strike the air in flight; of the wings of certain birds
  10. [v]  cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings"

CLAP is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: acclaim, applaud, bang, blast, blowup, clack, eruption, gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, loud noise, spat, spat
 Antonyms: boo, hiss
 See Also: approve, beat, bravo, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, flap, gesticulate, gesticulate, gesture, gesture, hit, lay, motion, motion, noise, O.K., okay, place, pose, position, put, sanction, set, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, strike, VD, venereal disease, Venus's curse, water hammer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D,
    klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open,
    yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.]
    1. To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a
       quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap
       one's hands; a clapping of wings.
             Then like a bird it sits and sings, And whets and
             claps its silver wings.               --Marvell.
    2. To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt
       manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon.
             He had just time to get in and clap to the door.
             Clap an extinguaisher upon your irony. --Lamb.
    3. To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands
       together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.
    {To clap hands}.
       (a) To pledge faith by joining hands. [Obs.] --Shak.
       (b) To express contempt or derision. [Obs.] --Lam. ii. 15.
    {To clap hold of}, to seize roughly or quickly.
    {To clap up}.
       (a) To imprison hastily or without due formality.
       (b) To make or contrive hastily. [Obs.] ``Was ever match
           clapped up so suddenly?'' --Shak.
  2. \Clap\, v. i.
    1. To knock, as at a door. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. To strike the hands together in applause.
             Their ladies bid them clap.           --Shak.
    3. To come together suddenly with noise.
             The doors around me clapped.          --Dryden.
    4. To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into.
       [Obs.] ``Shall we clap into it roundly, without . . .
       saying we are hoarse?'' --Shak.
    5. To talk noisily; to chatter loudly. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \Clap\ (kl[a^]p), n.
    1. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang. ``Give the
       door such a clap, as you go out, as will shake the whole
       room.'' --Swift.
    2. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.
             Horrible claps of thunder.            --Hakewill.
    3. A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
             What, fifty of my followers at a clap! --Shak.
    4. A striking of hands to express approbation.
             Unextrected claps or hisses.          --Addison.
    5. Noisy talk; chatter. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    6. (Falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.
    {Clap dish}. See {Clack dish}, under {Clack}, n.
    {Clap net}, a net for taking birds, made to close or clap
  4. \Clap\, n. [Cf. OF. clapoir.]
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