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  13  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snap  \Snap\,  v.  t.  (Cricket) 
  To  catch  out  sharply  (a  batsman  who  has  just  snicked  a  bowled 
  ball). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snap  \Snap\,  v.  i. 
  Of  the  eyes,  to  emit  sudden,  brief  sparkles  like  those  of  a 
  snapping  fire,  as  sometimes  in  anger. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snap  \Snap\,  n. 
  1.  Any  task,  labor,  set  of  circumstances,  or  the  like  that 
  yields  satisfactory  results  or  gives  pleasure  with  little 
  trouble  or  effort,  as  an  easy  course  of  study,  a  job  where 
  work  is  light,  a  bargain,  etc  [Slang,  Chiefly  U.  S.] 
 
  2.  A  snap  shot  with  a  firearm. 
 
  3.  (Photog.)  A  snapshot. 
 
  4.  Something  of  no  value;  as  not  worth  a  snap.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snap  \Snap\,  a. 
  Done  performed,  made  executed,  carried  through  or  the 
  like  quickly  and  without  deliberation;  as  a  snap  judgment 
  or  decision;  a  snap  political  convention.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snap  \Snap\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  break  short,  or  at  once;  to  part  asunder  suddenly;  as 
  a  mast  snaps;  a  needle  snaps. 
 
  But  this  weapon  will  snap  short,  unfaithful  to  the 
  hand  that  employs  it  --Burke. 
 
  2.  To  give  forth,  or  produce,  a  sharp,  cracking  noise;  to 
  crack;  as  blazing  firewood  snaps. 
 
  3.  To  make  an  effort  to  bite;  to  aim  to  seize  with  the  teeth; 
  to  catch  eagerly  (at  anything);  --  often  with  at  as  a 
  dog  snapsat  a  passenger;  a  fish  snaps  at  the  bait. 
 
  4.  To  utter  sharp,  harsh,  angry  words  --  often  with  at  as 
  to  snap  at  a  child. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snap  \Snap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Snapped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Snapping}.]  [LG.  or  D.  snappen  to  snap  up  to  snatch;  akin 
  to  G.  schnappen  MHG.  snaben  Dan.  snappe,  and  to  D.  snavel 
  beak,  bill.  Cf  {Neb},  {Snaffle},  n.] 
  1.  To  break  at  once;  to  break  short,  as  substances  that  are 
  brittle. 
 
  Breaks  the  doors  open  snaps  the  locks.  --Prior. 
 
  2.  To  strike,  to  hit,  or  to  shut,  with  a  sharp  sound. 
 
  3.  To  bite  or  seize  suddenly,  especially  with  the  teeth. 
 
  He  by  playing  too  often  at  the  mouth  of  death,  has 
  been  snapped  by  it  at  last  --South. 
 
  4.  To  break  upon  suddenly  with  sharp,  angry  words  to  treat 
  snappishly;  --  usually  with  up  --Granville. 
 
  5.  To  crack;  to  cause  to  make  a  sharp,  cracking  noise;  as  to 
  snap  a  whip. 
 
  MacMorian  snapped  his  fingers  repeatedly.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  6.  To  project  with  a  snap. 
 
  {To  snap  back}  (Football),  to  roll  the  ball  back  with  the 
  foot;  --  done  only  by  the  center  rush,  who  thus  delivers 
  the  ball  to  the  quarter  back  on  his  own  side  when  both 
  sides  are  ranged  in  line 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snap  \Snap\,  n.  [Cf.  D.  snap  a  snatching.  See  {Snap},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  sudden  breaking  or  rupture  of  any  substance. 
 
  2.  A  sudden,  eager  bite;  a  sudden  seizing,  or  effort  to 
  seize,  as  with  the  teeth. 
 
  3.  A  sudden,  sharp  motion  or  blow,  as  with  the  finger  sprung 
  from  the  thumb,  or  the  thumb  from  the  finger. 
 
  4.  A  sharp,  abrupt  sound,  as  that  made  by  the  crack  of  a 
  whip;  as  the  snap  of  the  trigger  of  a  gun. 
 
  5.  A  greedy  fellow.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  6.  That  which  is  or  may  be  snapped  up  something  bitten 
  off  seized,  or  obtained  by  a  single  quick  movement; 
  hence  a  bite,  morsel,  or  fragment;  a  scrap. 
 
  He's  a  nimble  fellow,  And  alike  skilled  in  every 
  liberal  science,  As  having  certain  snaps  of  all 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  7.  A  sudden  severe  interval  or  spell;  --  applied  to  the 
  weather;  as  a  cold  snap. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  snap 
  n  1:  the  act  of  catching  an  object  with  the  hands;  "Mays  made  the 
  catch  with  his  back  to  the  plate"  [syn:  {catch},  {grab}, 
  {snatch}] 
  2:  any  activity  that  is  easy  to  do  "marketing  this  product 
  will  be  no  picnic"  [syn:  {cinch},  {picnic},  {duck  soup},  {child's 
  play},  {pushover},  {walkover},  {piece  of  cake}] 
  3:  (football)  putting  the  ball  in  play  by  passing  it  (between 
  the  legs)  to  a  back  [syn:  {centering}] 
  v  1:  utter  in  an  angry,  sharp,  or  abrupt  tone;  `"No!,"  she 
  snapped';  "The  guard  snarled  at  us"  [syn:  {snarl}] 
  2:  separate  or  cause  to  separate  abruptly;  "The  rope  snapped"; 
  "tear  the  paper"  [syn:  {tear},  {rupture},  {bust}] 
  3:  break  suddenly  and  abruptly;  as  of  something  under  tension; 
  "The  rope  snapped"  [syn:  {crack}] 
  4:  move  or  strike  with  a  click  "then  the  brightness  as  he 
  clicked  on  the  light."  [syn:  {click}] 
  5:  snap  close  with  a  sound;  "The  lock  snapped  shut" 
  6:  as  of  tightly  stretched  ropes  or  fingers  [syn:  {crack}] 
  7:  move  with  a  snapping  sound;  "bullets  snapped  past  us" 
  8:  to  grasp  hastily  or  eagerly;  "Before  I  could  stop  him  the 
  dog  snatched  the  ham  bone"  [syn:  {snatch},  {snatch  up}] 
  9:  put  in  play  with  a  snap,  of  a  football 
  10:  cause  to  make  a  snapping  sound;  of  fingers  [syn:  {click},  {flick}] 
  11:  record  on  photographic  film"I  photographed  the  scene  of  the 
  accident"  [syn:  {photograph},  {shoot}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  snap  v.  To  replace  a  pointer  to  a  pointer  with  a  direct 
  pointer;  to  replace  an  old  address  with  the  forwarding  address  found 
  there  If  you  telephone  the  main  number  for  an  institution  and  ask  for 
  a  particular  person  by  name  the  operator  may  tell  you  that  person's 
  extension  before  connecting  you  in  the  hopes  that  you  will  `snap  your 
  pointer'  and  dial  direct  next  time.  The  underlying  metaphor  may  be  that 
  of  a  rubber  band  stretched  through  a  number  of  intermediate  points;  if 
  you  remove  all  the  thumbtacks  in  the  middle,  it  snaps  into  a  straight 
  line  from  first  to  last  See  {chase  pointers}. 
 
  Often  the  behavior  of  a  {trampoline}  is  to  perform  an  error 
  check  once  and  then  snap  the  pointer  that  invoked  it  so  as  henceforth  to 
  bypass  the  trampoline  (and  its  one-shot  error  check).  In  this  context  one 
  also  speaks  of  `snapping  links'.  For  example,  in  a  LISP  implementation, 
  a  function  interface  trampoline  might  check  to  make  sure  that  the  caller 
  is  passing  the  correct  number  of  arguments;  if  it  is  and  if  the  caller 
  and  the  callee  are  both  compiled,  then  snapping  the  link  allows  that 
  particular  path  to  use  a  direct  procedure-call  instruction  with  no 
  further  overhead. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SNAP 
 
  1.  Early  (IBM  360?)  interpreted  text-processing  language  for 
  beginners,  close  to  basic  English.  ["Computer  Programming  in 
  English",  M.P.  Barnett,  Harcourt  Brace  1969]. 
 
  2.  ["Some  Proposals  for  SNAP,  A  Language  with  Formal  Macro 
  Facilities",  R.B.  Napper,  Computer  J  10(3):231-243  (1967)]. 
  [same  as  1?] 
 
  3.  To  replace  a  pointer  to  a  pointer  with  a  direct  pointer;  to 
  replace  an  old  address  with  the  forwarding  address  found 
  there  If  you  telephone  the  main  number  for  an  institution 
  and  ask  for  a  particular  person  by  name  the  operator  may  tell 
  you  that  person's  extension  before  connecting  you  in  the 
  hopes  that  you  will  "snap  your  pointer"  and  dial  direct  next 
  time.  The  underlying  metaphor  may  be  that  of  a  rubber  band 
  stretched  through  a  number  of  intermediate  points;  if  you 
  remove  all  the  thumbtacks  in  the  middle,  it  snaps  into  a 
  straight  line  from  first  to  last  See  {chase  pointers}. 
 
  Often  the  behaviour  of  a  {trampoline}  is  to  perform  an  error 
  check  once  and  then  snap  the  pointer  that  invoked  it  so  as 
  henceforth  to  bypass  the  trampoline  (and  its  one-shot  error 
  check).  In  this  context  one  also  speaks  of  "snapping  links". 
  For  example,  in  a  {Lisp}  implementation,  a  function  interface 
  trampoline  might  check  to  make  sure  that  the  caller  is  passing 
  the  correct  number  of  arguments;  if  it  is  and  if  the  caller 
  and  the  callee  are  both  compiled,  then  snapping  the  link 
  allows  that  particular  path  to  use  a  direct  procedure-call 
  instruction  with  no  further  overhead. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SNAP 
  SubNetwork  Access  Protocol  (LAN,  ethernet) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SNAP 
  SubNetwork  Attachment  Point  (IEEE  802.1a) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SNAP 
  System  and  Network  Administration  Program 
 
 




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