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Meaning of RASP

Pronunciation:  rasp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
  2. [n]  uttering in an irritated tone
  3. [v]  utter in a grating voice
  4. [v]  scrape with a rasp

RASP is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: rasping, wood file
 See Also: abrade, abrase, corrade, file, mouth, rub, rub down, rub off, speak, talk, utter, utterance, verbalise, verbalize, vocalization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rasp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rasped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rasping}.] [OF. rasper, F. r[^a]per, to scrape, grate, rasp,
    fr. OHG. rasp[=o]n to scrape together, to collect, probably
    akin to E. rap. Cf. {Rap} to snatch.]
    1. To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough
       file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to
    2. Hence, figuratively: To grate harshly upon; to offend by
       coarse or rough treatment or language; as, some sounds
       rasp the ear; his insults rasped my temper.
  2. \Rasp\, n. [OE. raspe, OF. raspe, F. r[^a]pe. See {Rasp},
    1. A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are
       distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp
       punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true
    2. The raspberry. [Obs.] ``Set sorrel amongst rasps, and the
       rasps will be smaller.'' --Bacon.
    {Rasp palm} (Bot.), a Brazilian palm tree ({Iriartea
       exorhiza}) which has strong a["e]rial roots like a screw
       pine. The roots have a hard, rough surface, and are used
       by the natives for graters and rasps, whence the common
Computing Dictionary

["RASP - A Language with Operations on Fuzzy Sets", D.D. Djakovic, Comp Langs 13(3):143-148 (1988)].