What does CLAP mean?

Definitions for CLAPklæp

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

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"


  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)


  17. Origin: [Cf. OF. clapoir.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clap

    klap, n. the noise made by the sudden striking together of two things, as the hands: a burst of sound: a slap.—v.t. to strike together so as to make a noise: to thrust or drive together suddenly: to fasten promptly: to pat with the hand in a friendly manner: to applaud with the hands: to bang: to imprison—e.g. 'to clap one in prison.'—v.i. to strike the hands together: to strike together with noise: to applaud:—pr.p. clap′ping; pa.p. clapped.—ns. Clap′-board, a thin board used in covering wooden houses; Clap′-bread, a kind of hard-baked oatmeal cake; Clap′-dish (same as Clack-dish); Clap′-net, a kind of net which is made to clap together suddenly by pulling a string; Clap′per, one who claps: that which claps, as the tongue of a bell: a glib tongue.—v.t. Clap′per-claw, to claw or scratch: (Shak.) to scold.—ns. Clap′ping, noise of striking: applause; Clap′-sill, the bottom part of the frame on which lock-gates shut—called also Lock-sill; Clap′trap (Shak.), a trick to gain applause: flashy display: empty words; Claptrap′pery.—adj. Claptrap′pish.—Clap eyes on, to see; Clap hands (Shak.), to make an agreement; Clap hold of, to seize roughly; Clap up (Shak.), to conclude suddenly. [Ice. klappa, to pat; Dut. and Ger. klappen.]

  2. Clap

    klap, n. gonorrhea. [Cf. Dut. klapoor.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CLAP in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CLAP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jason Dinant of Las Vegas:

    After two terms in office, clap it up. ... Mr. Obama, you did an amazing job.

  2. Will Rogers:

    We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

  3. John Lennon:

    Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Bill and I just stand around watching Charlotte. Whatever she does we think is marvelous, nobody has ever done it before, she learns to clap her hands, we give her a standing ovation.

  5. Nicole Kidman:

    It was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not my own, it was absolutely gorgeous, and I was terrified of damaging it. It’s like, is there not more important things to be focused on than the seal clap?

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Translations for CLAP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • صفقArabic
  • аплодирам, пляскам, трясък, ръкопляскане, тряскам, скалъпвам, хлопвам, ръкопляскам, хлопване, пляскане, триперBulgarian
  • aplaudiment, aplaudir, fer mans balletesCatalan, Valencian
  • tleskatCzech
  • zusammenbasteln, Knall, knallen, klatschen, improvisieren, Schlag, Tripper, applaudierenGerman
  • χειροκροτώGreek
  • aplaudirSpanish
  • taputtaa, tippuriFinnish
  • applaudir, chtouille, chaude-pisseFrench
  • מחא כפייםHebrew
  • ताली बजानाHindi
  • tapsolHungarian
  • applaudireItalian
  • 拍手, 手を叩くJapanese
  • چه‌پڵه‌ لێدانKurdish
  • druiper, applaudisseren, klappenDutch
  • dryppertNorwegian
  • klaskać, klaskPolish
  • aplaudir, estouro, palma, bater palmasPortuguese
  • хлопать, рукоплескание, хлопнуть, хлопок, аплодировать, гонореяRussian
  • కరతాళముTelugu
  • şakTurkish

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