What does RAP mean?

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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.

    Etymology: [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry. The word has been confused with L. rapere to seize. Cf. Rape robbery, Rapture, Raff, v., Ramp, v.]

  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.

    Etymology: [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry. The word has been confused with L. rapere to seize. Cf. Rape robbery, Rapture, Raff, v., Ramp, v.]

  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

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  2. Rap(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  3. Rap(verb)

    to strike with a quick blow; to knock on

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  4. Rap(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  5. Rap(noun)

    a quick, smart blow; a knock

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  6. Rap

    to snatch away; to seize and hurry off

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  7. Rap

    to hasten

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  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

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  9. Rap

    to exchange; to truck

    Etymology: [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. rap(verb)

    To rap, rhythmic talklike singing. "Some sing it or rap it" -- Public Enemy (Prophets Of Rage)

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Anagrams for RAP »

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

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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

Examples of RAP in a Sentence

  1. Lil Nas:

    I believe whenever you're trying something new, it's always going to get some kind of bad reception. For example, when rap started, or when rock and roll began, but with country trap, I in no way want to take credit for that. I believe Young Thug would be one of the biggest pioneers in that.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Inflation will level out all social inequality, all classes of society will turn into ghettos. The truth will turn into brutal gangsta rap.

  3. John Blofeld:

    If being wealthy is taken to mean having the means to satisfy one's every want, all but the very poor can become rich as thou at a single stroke of a magician's wand, simply by ceasing to want more than is really necessary for sustaining life. By being content with little and not giving a rap for what the neighbours think, one can attain a very large measure of freedom, shedding care and worry in a trice.

  4. Anusorn Unno:

    I have seen a lot of changes in the youths over the past year, like with the rap song and the hashtag, which indicate how much they value their rights and liberties, when the polls roll around, the young and especially the new voters will turn up in high numbers.

  5. Wynonna Judd:

    Finally, with months-long therapy sessions, I figured out all the stuff I’d stuff down my whole life, the first memory I had was being molested by my uncle. I was beaten and rap by an ex-con on heroin when I was 22. My great-grandfather was a mass murderer, and after his son became my grandfather, my grandmother murdered him.

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