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clap


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clap  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clap  \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. 
  --Locke 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clap  \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 
  together. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clap  \Clap\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  clapoir.] 
  Gonorrhea. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clap 
  n  1:  a  sudden  very  loud  noise  [syn:  {bang},  {blowup},  {eruption}, 
  {blast},  {loud  noise}] 
  2:  a  common  venereal  disease  caused  by  the  bacterium  Neisseria 
  gonorrhoeae;  symptoms  are  painful  urination  and  pain 
  around  the  urethra  [syn:  {gonorrhea},  {gonorrhoea}] 
  v  1:  put  quickly  or  forcibly;  "The  judge  clapped  him  in  jail" 
  2:  cause  to  strike  the  air  in  flight;  "The  big  bird  clapped  its 
  wings" 
  3:  clap  one's  hands  or  shout  after  performances  to  indicate 
  approval  [syn:  {applaud},  {spat},  {acclaim}]  [ant:  {boo}] 
  4:  clap  one's  hands  together;  "The  children  were  clapping  to 
  the  music"  [syn:  {spat}] 
  5:  strike  the  air  in  flight;  of  the  wings  of  certain  birds 
  6:  strike  with  the  flat  of  the  hand;  usually  in  a  friendly  way 
  as  in  encouragement  or  greeting 
  7:  strike  together  so  as  to  produce  a  sharp  percussive  noise, 
  as  of  two  flat,  hard  surfaces 




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