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sap


  11  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sap  \Sap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sapped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sapping}.]  [F.  saper  (cf.  Sp  zapar,  It  zapare),  fr  sape  a 
  sort  of  scythe,  LL  sappa  a  sort  of  mattock.] 
  1.  To  subvert  by  digging  or  wearing  away  to  mine;  to 
  undermine;  to  destroy  the  foundation  of 
 
  Nor  safe  their  dwellings  were  for  sapped  by  floods, 
  Their  houses  fell  upon  their  household  gods. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  pierce  with  saps. 
 
  3.  To  make  unstable  or  infirm;  to  unsettle;  to  weaken. 
 
  Ring  out  the  grief  that  saps  the  mind.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sap  \Sap\,  n.  [AS.  s[ae]p;  akin  to  OHG.  saf,  G.  saft,  Icel. 
  safi;  of  uncertain  origin;  possibly  akin  to  L.  sapere  to 
  taste,  to  be  wise,  sapa  must  or  new  wine  boiled  thick.  Cf 
  {Sapid},  {Sapient}.] 
  1.  The  juice  of  plants  of  any  kind  especially  the  ascending 
  and  descending  juices  or  circulating  fluid  essential  to 
  nutrition. 
 
  Note:  The  ascending  is  the  crude  sap,  the  assimilation  of 
  which  takes  place  in  the  leaves,  when  it  becomes  the 
  elaborated  sap  suited  to  the  growth  of  the  plant. 
 
  2.  The  sapwood,  or  alburnum,  of  a  tree. 
 
  3.  A  simpleton;  a  saphead;  a  milksop.  [Slang] 
 
  {Sap  ball}  (Bot.),  any  large  fungus  of  the  genus  Polyporus. 
  See  {Polyporus}. 
 
  {Sap  green},  a  dull  light  green  pigment  prepared  from  the 
  juice  of  the  ripe  berries  of  the  {Rhamnus  catharticus},  or 
  buckthorn.  It  is  used  especially  by  water-color  artists. 
 
 
  {Sap  rot},  the  dry  rot.  See  under  {Dry}. 
 
  {Sap  sucker}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  small 
  American  woodpeckers  of  the  genus  {Sphyrapicus}, 
  especially  the  yellow-bellied  woodpecker  ({S.  varius})  of 
  the  Eastern  United  States.  They  are  so  named  because  they 
  puncture  the  bark  of  trees  and  feed  upon  the  sap.  The  name 
  is  loosely  applied  to  other  woodpeckers. 
 
  {Sap  tube}  (Bot.),  a  vessel  that  conveys  sap. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sap  \Sap\,  v.  i. 
  To  proceed  by  mining,  or  by  secretly  undermining;  to  execute 
  saps.  --W.  P.  Craighill 
 
  Both  assaults  are  carried  on  by  sapping.  --Tatler. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sap  \Sap\,  n.  (Mil.) 
  A  narrow  ditch  or  trench  made  from  the  foremost  parallel 
  toward  the  glacis  or  covert  way  of  a  besieged  place  by 
  digging  under  cover  of  gabions,  etc 
 
  {Sap  fagot}  (Mil.),  a  fascine  about  three  feet  long,  used  in 
  sapping,  to  close  the  crevices  between  the  gabions  before 
  the  parapet  is  made 
 
  {Sap  roller}  (Mil.),  a  large  gabion,  six  or  seven  feet  long, 
  filled  with  fascines,  which  the  sapper  sometimes  rolls 
  along  before  him  for  protection  from  the  fire  of  an  enemy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sap 
  n  1:  a  watery  solution  of  sugars,  salts,  and  minerals  that 
  circulates  through  the  vascular  system  of  a  plant 
  2:  a  person  who  lacks  good  judgment  [syn:  {fool},  {saphead},  {muggins}, 
  {tomfool}] 
  3:  a  piece  of  leather-covered  metal  with  a  flexible  handle; 
  used  for  hitting  people  [syn:  {blackjack},  {cosh}] 
  v  1:  deplete;  "exhaust  one's  savings"  [syn:  {run  down},  {exhaust}, 
  {tire},  {use  up}] 
  2:  drain  of  resources  [syn:  {drain}] 
  3:  excavate  the  earth  beneath 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SAP 
 
  1.    {SAP  AG}  (Systems,  Applications  and  Products  in 
  Data  Processing). 
 
  2.    {Service  Advertising  Protocol}. 
 
  3.    {Service  Access  Point}. 
 
  4.    {Symbolic  Assembler  Program}. 
 
  (1999-05-26) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAP 
  Service  Access  Point  (OSI) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAP 
  Service  Advertising  Protocol  (Novell,  Netware,  IPX) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAP 
  Symbolic  Assembler  Program  (IBM,  IBM  704) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAP 
  SystemAnalyse  und  Programmentwicklung  (manufacturer,  predecessor) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAP 
  Systems,  Applications  and  Products  [in  data  processing]  [ag]  (manufacturer) 
 
 




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