Definitions for RASPræsp, rɑsp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raspræsp, rɑsp(v.t.)

  1. to scrape or abrade with or as if with a rough instrument.

  2. to grate upon or irritate:

    The sound rasped his nerves.

  3. to utter with a grating sound:

    to rasp out an order.

  4. (v.i.)to scrape or grate.

  5. to make a grating sound.

  6. (n.)an act of rasping.

  7. a rasping sound.

  8. a coarse file, used mainly on wood, having separate conical teeth.

    Category: Building Trades

  9. (in an insect) a roughened surface used in stridulation.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of rasp:

1200–50; < OF rasper to scrape, grate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rasp, rasping(noun)

    uttering in an irritated tone

  2. rasp, wood file(verb)

    a coarse file with sharp pointed projections

  3. rasp(verb)

    scrape with a rasp

  4. rasp(verb)

    utter in a grating voice


  1. rasp(Noun)

    A coarse file (tool)

  2. rasp(Noun)

    The sound made by this tool when used

  3. rasp(Verb)

    To use a rasp

  4. rasp(Verb)

    To make a noise similar to the one a rasp in use makes; to utter rasps

  5. rasp(Verb)

    To work something with a rasp

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rasp(verb)

    to rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder

  2. Rasp(verb)

    hence, figuratively: To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language; as, some sounds rasp the ear; his insults rasped my temper

  3. Rasp

    a coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file

  4. Rasp

    the raspberry


  1. Rasp

    A rasp is a tool used for shaping wood or other material. It consists of a point or the tip, then a long steel bar or the belly, then the heel or bottom, then the tang. The tang is joined to a handle, usually made of plastic or wood. The bar has sharp teeth. Rasps generally cut more coarsely than files.

Anagrams of RASP

  1. spar

  2. pars

  3. raps

Translations for RASP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an instrument with a rough surface on which cheese, vegetables etc can be grated.

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