What does strap mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strap(noun)

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

  2. strap(noun)

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

  3. strap, shoulder strap(noun)

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

  4. strap(verb)

    whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging

  5. strap(verb)

    tie with a strap

  6. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce(verb)

    beat severely with a whip or rod

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

  7. strap(verb)

    sharpen with a strap

    "strap a razor"

  8. strap(verb)

    secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

Wiktionary

  1. strap(Noun)

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

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

  2. strap(Noun)

    A strip of thick leather used in flogging.

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

  3. strap(Noun)

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

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

  4. strap(Noun)

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

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

  5. strap(Noun)

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

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

  6. strap(Noun)

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

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

  7. strap(Noun)

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

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

  8. strap(Noun)

    A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.

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

  9. strap(Noun)

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

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

  10. strap(Verb)

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

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

  11. strap(Verb)

    To fasten or bind with a strap.

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

  12. strap(Verb)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strap(noun)

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

    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.]

  2. Strap(noun)

    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

    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.]

  3. Strap(noun)

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

    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.]

  4. Strap(noun)

    a narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass

    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.]

  5. Strap(noun)

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

    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.]

  6. Strap(noun)

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

    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.]

  7. Strap(noun)

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

    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.]

  8. Strap(noun)

    the leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses

    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.]

  9. Strap(noun)

    a shoulder strap. See under Shoulder

    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.]

  10. Strap(verb)

    to beat or chastise with a strap

    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.]

  11. Strap(verb)

    to fasten or bind with a strap

    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.]

  12. Strap(verb)

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

    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.]

Freebase

  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. strap(noun)

    A gun.

  2. strap(noun)

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

  3. strap(noun)

    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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How to say strap in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Robert McIntyre:

    Nothing is nailed into the tree. So there's a tripod that we strap to the tree and the feet of this tripod are made of neoprene, so they mold to the bark. So once you've taken the step down, there's no sign it was ever up. And it doesn't bruise the tree underneath the bark.

  2. Chris Main:

    Now, you strap an electric engine onto a gasoline car, and you've got both power and efficiency. Gasoline and electric engines are more complementary.

  3. 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.

  4. Jesse Jackson:

    A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.

  5. Lisa Bloom:

    It either means get a belt to assault someone with, or it’s slang for a gun. Either way, The Strap’s The Strap, especially considering he has 18 million Instagram followers, he wants to put The Strap on hats ? Are you kidding me ?

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Translations for strap

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  • pásek, obtahovací řemen, ramínkoCzech
  • Riemen, AchselklappeGerman
  • ιμάντας, λουρί, λουρίδαGreek
  • rimenoEsperanto
  • tiranteSpanish
  • courroie, lanière, sangle, bandoulièreFrench
  • iallScottish Gaelic
  • reggetta, frustare, cinghia, affilare, listella, fascetta, bretella, moietta, bandoliera, correggia, striscia di cuoio, prendere a cinghiate, affastellare, frusta, coramella, striscia, spallina, piattina, cinturinoItalian
  • 肩章Japanese
  • kahakiMāori
  • riemDutch
  • faixa, cinta, lingote, limaPortuguese
  • ремешок, погон, бретелька, ремень, лямка, полоскаRussian
  • remeňSlovak
  • bälte, strigel, band, axelband, remsa, remSwedish

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