What does RASP mean?

Definitions for RASPræsp, rɑsp

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

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

  5. Origin: [OF. rasper, F. rper, to scrape, grate, rasp, fr. OHG. raspn to scrape together, to collect, probably akin to E. rap. Cf. Rap to snatch.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rasp

    rasp, v.t. to rub with a coarse file: to utter in a grating manner.—v.i. to have a grating effect.—n. a coarse file.—ns. Rasp′atory, a surgeon's rasp; Rasp′er, that which rasps: (coll.) a difficult fence; Rasp′-house, a place where wood is reduced to powder for dyeing; Rasp′ing, a filing.—adj. exasperating.—adv. Rasp′ingly.—ns. Rasp′ing-machine′, a bark-cutting machine; Rasp′ing-mill; Rasp′-punch, a tool for cutting the teeth of rasps.—adj. Rasp′y, rough. [O. Fr. rasper (Fr. râper)—Old High Ger. raspōn, whence Ger. raspeln, to rasp.]

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Anagrams for RASP »

  1. spar

  2. pars

  3. raps


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RASP in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RASP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Asa Barber:

    Limpets need high-strength teeth to rasp over rock surfaces and remove algae for feeding when the tide is in, we discovered that the fibres of goethite are just the right size to make up a resilient composite structure.

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