What does knap mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rap, knap(verb)

    strike sharply

    "rap him on the knuckles"

  2. chip, knap, cut off, break off(verb)

    break a small piece off from

    "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knap(noun)

    a protuberance; a swelling; a knob; a button; hence, rising ground; a summit. See Knob, and Knop

  2. Knap(verb)

    to bite; to bite off; to break short

  3. Knap(verb)

    to strike smartly; to rap; to snap

  4. Knap(verb)

    to make a sound of snapping

  5. Knap(noun)

    a sharp blow or slap

  6. Origin: [D. knappen to chew, bite, crack, take hold of; prob. of imitative origin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Knap

    nap, v.t. to snap or break with a snapping noise: to break in pieces with blows, as stones: to bite off, nibble:—pr.p. knap′ping; pa.p. knapped.—ns. Knap′bottle, the bladder-campion; Knap′per, one who breaks stones, esp. one who breaks up flint-flakes for gun-flints; Knap′ping-hamm′er (Scot.), a hammer for breaking stones.—v.i. Knap′ple, to nibble. [Dut. knappen, to crack or crush.]

  2. Knap

    nap, n. (Bacon) a protuberance, a hillock.—n. Knap′weed, a general name for plants of the genus Centaurea of the composite family—star-thistle, bachelor's buttons. [Conn. with knob, knop.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knap in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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