What does rap mean?

Definitions for rapræp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rap.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blame, rap(noun)

    a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

    "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"

  2. rap, strike, tap(noun)

    a gentle blow

  3. pat, rap, tap(noun)

    the sound made by a gentle blow

  4. rap(noun)

    voluble conversation

  5. rap, rap music, hip-hop(noun)

    genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged

  6. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

  7. rap, knap(verb)

    strike sharply

    "rap him on the knuckles"

  8. tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  9. rap(verb)

    perform rap music

  10. rap(verb)

    talk volubly

GCIDE

  1. Rap(v. t.)

    To engage in a discussion, converse.

  2. Rap(v. t.)

    (ca. 1985) to perform a type of rhythmic talking, often with accompanying rhythm instruments. It is considered by some as a type of music; see rap music.

  3. Rap(n.)

    conversation; also, rapping.

  4. Rap(n.)

    (ca. 1985) a type of rhythmic talking, often with accompanying rhythm instruments; rap music.

Wiktionary

  1. rap(Noun)

    A sharp blow with something hard.

    The teacher gave the wayward pupil a rap across the knuckles with her ruler.

  2. rap(Noun)

    Blame (for something).

    You can't act irresponsibly and then expect me to take the rap.

  3. rap(Noun)

    A casual talk

  4. rap(Noun)

    Rap music.

  5. rap(Noun)

    A song, verse, or instance of singing in the style of rap music.

  6. rap(Noun)

    Any of the tokens that passed current for a halfpenny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; thus, any coin of trifling value.

  7. rap(Verb)

    To strike something sharply with one's knuckles; knock.

  8. rap(Verb)

    To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.

  9. rap(Verb)

    To talk casually.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rap(noun)

    a lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn

  2. Rap(verb)

    to strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door

  3. Rap(verb)

    to strike with a quick blow; to knock on

  4. Rap(verb)

    to free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal

  5. Rap(noun)

    a quick, smart blow; a knock

  6. Rap

    to snatch away; to seize and hurry off

  7. Rap

    to hasten

  8. Rap

    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

  9. Rap

    to exchange; to truck

  10. Rap(noun)

    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

  11. Origin: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

Freebase

  1. Rap

    "Rap" is an album by Explicit Samourai. For the musical style, please see Rap music (/en/rap_music).

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rap

    rap, n. a sharp blow: a knock, or a sound made by knocking: a counterfeit coin current in Ireland for a halfpenny in the time of George I.—hence, 'Not worth a rap.'—v.t. and v.i. to strike with a quick blow: to knock: to utter sharply, as to rap out a lie: to swear falsely:—pr.p. rap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. rapped.—n. Rap′per, one who raps: a door-knocker. [Scand., as Dan. rap; imit.]

  2. Rap

    rap, v.t. to seize and carry off: to transport out of one's self: to affect with rapture:—pr.p. rap′ping; pa.p. rapped or rapt. [Scand., as Ice. hrapa, to rush headlong, cog. with Ger. raffen, to snatch.]

Editors Contribution

  1. rap

    To sing or speak rhythmic lyrics, vocal sounds, songs or words with music or with musical instruments.

    Rap is a popular type of music and is performed in various communities and countries around the world

  2. rap

    To use your hand or fingers to make a sound on a door to notify a person that you are at the door.

    We told our friend to rap on the door when she got here and we would hear her and come downstairs and go out for a picnic.

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Anagrams for rap »

  1. APR, Apr., apr, ARP, arp, PAR, Par, par

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rap in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Hartley:

    He’d been on dope a lot, he’s got a rap sheet about this thick.

  2. Tom Robbins:

    Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.

  4. Jerry Stahl:

    SOAPY You know, feisty women never get boring. JOEL Let me tell you something. Boring women get a bad rap. There's a lot to be said for boring women.

  5. John Skaggs:

    She hadn't been out partying, she wasn't running with a negative element, no criminal rap sheet, we need all the information we can get about what happened that night.

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