Definitions for CLAPklæp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clapklæp(v.; n.)clapped, clap•ping

  1. (v.t.)to strike the palms of (one's hands) together, usu. repeatedly, esp. to express approval.

  2. to strike (someone) amicably with a light slap, as in greeting or encouragement:

    He clapped his friend on the back.

  3. to strike (an object) against something quickly and forcefully, producing an abrupt, sharp sound.

  4. to bring together forcefully (facing surfaces of the same object):

    She clapped the book shut.

  5. to put or place quickly or forcefully.

  6. to make or arrange hastily (often fol. by up or together).

  7. to applaud (a performance, speaker, etc.) by clapping the hands.

  8. (v.i.)to clap the hands, as to express approval; applaud.

  9. to make an abrupt, sharp sound, as of flat surfaces striking against one another:

    The shutters clapped in the wind.

  10. to move or strike with such a sound.

  11. (n.)an act of clapping.

  12. the abrupt, sharp sound produced by clapping.

  13. a resounding blow; slap.

  14. a loud and abrupt or explosive noise, as of thunder.

  15. a sudden stroke, blow, or act.

  16. Obs. a sudden mishap.

Origin of clap:

1175–1225; ME clappen, OE clæppan, c. MLG kleppen


  1. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.gonorrhea (often prec. by the).

    Category: Status (usage), Pathology

Origin of clap:

1580–90; akin to MF clapoir bubo, clapier brothel, OPr clapier warren

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam(noun)

    a sudden very loud noise

  2. gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap(noun)

    a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra

  3. clack, clap(verb)

    a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated

  4. clap(verb)

    put quickly or forcibly

    "The judge clapped him in jail"

  5. clap(verb)

    cause to strike the air in flight

    "The big bird clapped its wings"

  6. applaud, clap, spat, acclaim(verb)

    clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

  7. clap, spat(verb)

    clap one's hands together

    "The children were clapping to the music"

  8. clap(verb)

    strike the air in flight

    "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"

  9. clap(verb)

    strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting

  10. clap(verb)

    strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise

    "clap two boards together"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clap(verb)æp

    to repeatedly hit your hands together to show appreciation

    clapping and cheering; to clap to the music

  2. clapæp

    to suddenly put

    She clapped her hands over her ears.

  3. clap(noun)æp

    a sudden loud noise

    a clap of thunder


  1. clap(Noun)

    The act of striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together.

    He summoned the waiter with a clap.

  2. clap(Noun)

    The explosive sound of thunder.

  3. clap

    Any loud, sudden, explosive sound made by striking hard surfaces together, or resembling such a sound.

  4. clap

    A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.

    His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a clap on the shoulder.

  5. clap(Verb)

    To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.

    The children began to clap in time with the music.

  6. clap(Verb)

    To applaud.

  7. clap

    To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.

    He would often clap his teammates on the back for encouragement.

  8. clap

    To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.

  9. clap

    To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).

  10. clap

    To set or put, usually in haste.

  11. clap(Noun)


  12. clap(Noun)

    (Yorkshire dialect) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clap(verb)

    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

  2. Clap(verb)

    to thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon

  3. Clap(verb)

    to manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance

  4. Clap(verb)

    to express contempt or derision

  5. Clap(verb)

    to knock, as at a door

  6. Clap(verb)

    to strike the hands together in applause

  7. Clap(verb)

    to come together suddenly with noise

  8. Clap(verb)

    to enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into

  9. Clap(verb)

    to talk noisily; to chatter loudly

  10. Clap(noun)

    a loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang

  11. Clap(noun)

    a burst of sound; a sudden explosion

  12. Clap(noun)

    a single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow

  13. Clap(noun)

    a striking of hands to express approbation

  14. Clap(noun)

    noisy talk; chatter

  15. Clap(noun)

    the nether part of the beak of a hawk

  16. Clap(noun)


Anagrams of CLAP

  1. Calp

Translations for CLAP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a sudden noise (of thunder).

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