What does sap mean?

Definitions for sapsæp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sap(noun)

    a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant

  2. fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool(noun)

    a person who lacks good judgment

  3. blackjack, cosh, sap(verb)

    a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

  4. run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire(verb)

    deplete

    "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"

  5. sap(verb)

    excavate the earth beneath

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sap(noun)

    the juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition

  2. Sap(noun)

    the sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree

  3. Sap(noun)

    a simpleton; a saphead; a milksop

  4. Sap(verb)

    to subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of

  5. Sap(verb)

    to pierce with saps

  6. Sap(verb)

    to make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken

  7. Sap(verb)

    to proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps

  8. Sap(noun)

    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

  9. Origin: [F. saper (cf. Sp. zapar, It. zapare), fr. sape a sort of scythe, LL. sappa a sort of mattock.]

Freebase

  1. SAP

    Sap is the second studio EP by the American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on February 4, 1992 through Columbia Records.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sap

    sap, n. the vital juice of plants: (bot.) the part of the wood next to the bark: the blood: a simpleton: a plodding student.—v.i. to play the part of a ninny: to be studious.—ns. Sap′-bee′tle a beetle which feeds on sap; Sap′-col′our, a vegetable juice inspissated by slow evaporation, for the use of painters.—adj. Sap′ful, full of sap.—ns. Sap′-green, a green colouring matter from the juice of buckthorn berries; Sap′head, a silly fellow.—adj. Sap′less, wanting sap: not juicy.—ns. Sap′ling, a young tree, so called from being full of sap: a young greyhound during the year of his birth until the end of the coursing season which commences in that year; Sap′ling-cup, an open tankard for drinking new ale; Sap′piness.—adj. Sap′py, abounding with sap: juicy: silly.—ns. Sap′-tube, a vessel that conveys sap; Sap′-wood, the outer part of the trunk of a tree, next the bark, in which the sap flows most freely: albumen.—Crude sap, the ascending sap. [A.S. sæp; Low Ger. sapp, juice, Ger. saft.]

  2. Sap

    sap, v.t. to destroy by digging underneath: to undermine: to impair the constitution.—v.i. to proceed by undermining:—pr.p. sap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. sapped.—n. a narrow ditch or trench by which approach is made from the foremost parallel towards the glacis or covert-way of a besieged place.—n. Sap′per, one who saps. [O. Fr. sappe—Low L. sapa, a pick, prob. from Gr. skapanē, a hoe.]

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Anagrams for sap »

  1. APS

  2. Psa., PSA

  3. pas, Pas, PAs

  4. spa, Spa

  5. asp, ASP

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sap in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Etty Hillesum:

    We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.

  2. Gregory Ramirez:

    SAP has to offset lower cloud margins with a more profitable business and that is where the Business Network comes in.

  3. Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks:

    Iron rusts from disue; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

  4. Leonardo DaVinci:

    Iron rusts from disuse water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

  5. Vincent Man:

    They want to arrest key people on the frontline to sap the resistance of the movement, but they will fail, we will keep fighting and win new streets to expand the occupation zone.

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