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Meaning of RAP

Pronunciation:  rap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
  2. [n]  a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"
  3. [n]  genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
  4. [n]  (informal) voluble conversation
  5. [n]  the sound made by a gentle blow
  6. [n]  a gentle blow
  7. [v]  talk volubly
  8. [v]  strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles"
  9. [v]  perform rap music
  10. [v]  make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

RAP is a 3 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: belt, blame, knap, knock, knock, pat, pink, rap music, strike, tap, tap, whack, whang
 See Also: African-American music, black music, blow, blow, bump, conversation, go, knock, perform, pitter-patter, popular music, popular music genre, reproach, sound, sound, speak, strike, talk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rap\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
    A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn. --Knight.
  2. \Rap\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rapping}.] [Akin to Sw. rappa to strike, rapp stroke, Dan.
    rap, perhaps of imitative origin.]
    To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on
    the door.
  3. \Rap\, v. t.
    1. To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
             With one great peal they rap the door. --Prior.
    2. (Founding) To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on
       the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.
  4. \Rap\, n.
    A quick, smart blow; a knock.
  5. \Rap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped}, usually written {Rapt};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D.
    rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to
    make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry. The word
    has been confused with L. rapere to seize. Cf. {Rape}
    robbery, {Rapture}, {Raff}, v., {Ramp}, v.]
    1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
             And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt The
             whirring chariot.                     --Chapman.
             From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund
             Bacon, to Redgrove.                   --Sir H.
    2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
    3. To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to
       transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or
       rapture; as, rapt into admiration.
             I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.
             Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope.
    4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Law]
    {To rap and ren}, {To rap and rend}. [Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa
       to hurry and r[ae]na plunder, fr. r[=a]n plunder, E. ran.]
       To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden.
       ``[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne.'' --Chaucer.
             All they could rap and rend pilfer.   --Hudibras.
    {To rap out}, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.
             A judge who rapped out a great oath.  --Addison.
  6. \Rap\, n. [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]
    A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for
    a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth
    century; any coin of trifling value.
          Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps.
          Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a
          save with her consent.                   --Mrs.
    {Not to care a rap}, to care nothing.
    {Not worth a rap}, worth nothing.