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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rap  \Rap\,  n.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  A  lay  or  skein  containing  120  yards  of  yarn.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rap  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rap  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rap  \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. 
  Wotton. 
 
  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. 
  --Addison. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rap  \Rap\,  n. 
  A  quick,  smart  blow;  a  knock. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rap  \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. 
  --Swift. 
 
  Tie  it  [her  money]  up  so  tight  that  you  can't  touch  a 
  rap, 
 
  save  with  her  consent.  --Mrs. 
  Alexander. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rap 
  n  1:  a  reproach  for  some  lapse  or  misdeed;  "he  took  the  blame  for 
  it";  "it  was  a  bum  rap"  [syn:  {blame}] 
  2:  a  gentle  blow  [syn:  {strike},  {tap}] 
  3:  the  sound  made  by  a  gentle  blow  [syn:  {pat},  {tap}] 
  4:  (informal)  voluble  conversation 
  5:  a  form  of  vocal  music  in  which  rhyming  lyrics  are  chanted  to 
  a  musical  accompaniment  [syn:  {rap  music}] 
  6:  the  act  of  hitting  vigorously;  "he  gave  the  table  a  whack" 
  [syn:  {knock},  {belt},  {whack},  {whang}] 
  v  1:  strike  sharply;  "rap  him  on  the  knuckles"  [syn:  {knap}] 
  2:  make  light,  repeated  taps  on  a  surface  [syn:  {tap},  {knock}, 
  {pink}] 
  3:  perform  rap  music 
  4:  talk  volubly 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  RAP 
  [internet]  Route  Access  Protocol  (RFC  1476,  Internet) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  RAP 
  Remote  Access  Point 
 
 




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