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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strapnoun

    an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position

  2. strapnoun

    hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it

  3. strap, shoulder strapnoun

    a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

  4. strapverb

    whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging

  5. strapverb

    tie with a strap

  6. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounceverb

    beat severely with a whip or rod

    "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

  7. strapverb

    sharpen with a strap

    "strap a razor"

  8. strapverb

    secure (a sprained joint) with a strap


  1. strapnoun

    A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.

  2. strapnoun

    A strip of thick leather used in flogging.

  3. strapnoun

    Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.

  4. strapnoun

    A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.

  5. strapnoun

    A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.

  6. strapnoun

    The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.

  7. strapnoun

    The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.

  8. strapnoun

    A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.

  9. strapnoun

    A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.

  10. strapverb

    To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.

  11. strapverb

    To fasten or bind with a strap.

  12. strapverb

    To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.

  13. Etymology: From a variant of strope, from estrop, from stroppus, from στρόφος, from στρέφω.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Strapnoun

    A narrow long slip of cloath or leather.

    Etymology: stroppe, Dutch; stroppa, Italian

    These cloaths are good enough to drink in, and so be these boots too; an’ they be not, let them hang themselves in their own straps. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    I found but one husband, a lively cobler, that kicked and spurred all the while his wife was carrying him on; and had scarce passed a day without giving her the discipline of the strap. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strapnoun

    a long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging

  2. Strapnoun

    something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap

  3. Strapnoun

    a piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop

  4. Strapnoun

    a narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass

  5. Strapnoun

    a band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine

  6. Strapnoun

    a piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything

  7. Strapnoun

    the flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy

  8. Strapnoun

    the leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses

  9. Strapnoun

    a shoulder strap. See under Shoulder

  10. Strapverb

    to beat or chastise with a strap

  11. Strapverb

    to fasten or bind with a strap

  12. Strapverb

    to sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor

  13. Etymology: [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. a band or cord, fr. to twist, to turn (cf. Strophe). Cf. Strop a strap, a piece of rope.]


  1. Strap

    A strap, sometimes also called strop, is an elongated flap or ribbon, usually of fabric or leather. Thin straps are used as part of clothing or baggage, or bedding such as a sleeping bag. See for example spaghetti strap, shoulder strap. A strap differs from a belt mainly in that a strap is usually integral to the item of clothing; either can be used in combination with buckles. Straps are also used as fasteners to attach and bind items, to objects, animals and people, or even to tie down people and animals, as on an apparatus for corporal punishment. Occasionally a strap is specified after what it binds or holds, e.g. chin strap. Mere two-inch-wide nylon vehicle tow/recovery straps are commonly rated at 20,000 lbs. break strength. Webbing is a particular type of strap that is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube that is also often used in place of rope. Modern webbing is typically made from exceptionally high-strength material, and is used in automobile seat belts, furniture manufacturing, transportation, towing, military apparel, cargo fasteners, and many other fields.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strap

    strap, n. a narrow strip of cloth or leather: a razor-strop: an iron plate secured by screw-bolts, for connecting two or more timbers: (naut.) a piece of rope formed into a circle, used to retain a block in its position: (slang) credit, esp. for liquor.—v.t. to beat or bind with a strap: to strop, as a razor: (Scot.) to hang:—pr.p. strap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. strapped.—n. Strap′-game, the swindling game better known as Prick-the-garter, Fast-and-loose.—n.pl. Strap′-mounts, the buckles, &c., fitted on leather straps.—ns. Strap′-oil, a thrashing; Strap′per, one who works with straps, esp. one who harnesses horses: something big, a tall large person; Strap′ping, the act of fastening with a strap: materials for straps: a thrashing.—adj. tall, handsome.—adj. Strap′-shaped, shaped like a strap, ligulate.—n. Strap′-work (archit.), ornamentation consisting of crossed and interlaced fillets or bands. [Orig. strop, from A.S. stropp—L. struppus; cf. Gr. strophos, a twisted band.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. strap

    A piece of rope, spliced generally into a circular wreath, and used to surround the body of a block, so that the latter may be hung to any particular situation about the masts, yards, or rigging. Strops are also used occasionally to fasten upon any large rope for the purpose of hooking a tackle to the eye or double part of the strop, in order to extend or pull with redoubled effort upon the same rope; as in setting up the rigging, where one hook of the tackle is fixed in a strop applied to the particular shroud, and the other to its laniard.

Rap Dictionary

  1. strapnoun

    A gun.

  2. strapnoun

    When the dealer lets you pay later it means you got a strap.

  3. strapnoun

    A strap-on; a dildo attached on a harness. " I got my strap it 's ah wrap fah dah cat" —Jae roc

Anagrams for strap »

  1. parts, prats, sprat, tarps, traps

  2. Parts

  3. Prats

  4. Sprat

  5. Tarps

  6. Traps

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strap in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of strap in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    When the people have been fooled or got under the trap of a goody chap, it has been seen often a tradition to make them wear cap on their head, strap around their neck and even get them jointly clap.

  2. Cliff Ulrich:

    We’re focusing on a different customer, someone who doesn’t want to strap a screen to their wrist, but wants to continue to wear jewelry … and feel more connected to people in their lives.

  3. Brad Goering:

    She has a tether strap, which is basically a leash that goes between London and Kye. That gives us, gives Kye the ability to walk alone. She doesn’t have to be holding the hand of an adult all the time and she feels like she’s walking London.

  4. Veryan Khan:

    The cartoon image is a clear rendering of the Islamic State’s execution by Jihad John of journalist James Foley in 2014 - even down to the gun strap Jihadi John wore, which is recreated in the image of the US flag.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who truly loves a dog gives it a freedom to move anywhere rather than tying a strap around its neck to take it along with oneself for a stroll on the street or garden.

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Translations for strap

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  • pásek, obtahovací řemen, ramínkoCzech
  • Riemen, AchselklappeGerman
  • λουρί, λουρίδα, ιμάνταςGreek
  • rimenoEsperanto
  • tiranteSpanish
  • bandoulière, courroie, lanière, sangleFrench
  • iallScottish Gaelic
  • coramella, frusta, affastellare, prendere a cinghiate, striscia di cuoio, striscia, correggia, spallina, piattina, cinturino, frustare, listella, affilare, fascetta, cinghia, bretella, reggetta, moietta, bandolieraItalian
  • 肩章Japanese
  • kahakiMāori
  • riemDutch
  • lingote, faixa, lima, cintaPortuguese
  • cureaRomanian
  • погон, полоска, лямка, ремень, ремешок, бретелькаRussian
  • remeňSlovak
  • rem, remsa, bälte, strigel, band, axelbandSwedish

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