HyperDic: clap

English > 10 senses of the word clap:
VERBcontactclapput quickly or forcibly
motionclapcause to strike the air in flight
communicationclap, applaud, spat, acclaimclap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
bodyclap, spatclap one's hands together
motionclapstrike the air in flight
contactclapstrike with the flat of the hand
contactclapstrike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
NOUNeventclap, bang, eruption, blast, bama sudden very loud noise
stateclap, gonorrhea, gonorrhoeaa common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae
eventclap, clacka sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together
clap > pronunciation
Soundsklae'p
Rhymesbackslap ... zap: 45 rhymes with aep...
English > clap: 10 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA sudden very loud noise.
Synonymsbang, eruption, blast, bam
Narrowerwater hammerThe banging sound of steam in pipes
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Spanishestallido, explosión
Catalanexplosió
Verbsclapstrike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
English > clap: 10 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra.
Synonymsgonorrhea, gonorrhoea
Broadervenereal disease, VD, venereal infection, social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted disease, STDA communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
Spanishblenorragia, blenorrea, gonorrea
Catalangonocòccia, gonorrea
English > clap: 10 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated.
Synonymclack
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Verbsclapstrike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
English > clap: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningput quickly or forcibly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"The judge clapped him in jail"
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
English > clap: 10 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to strike the air in flight.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The big bird clapped its wings"
Broaderbeat, flapMove with a thrashing motion
English > clap: 10 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningclap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsapplaud, spat, acclaim
Entailsapprove, O.K., okay, sanctionGive sanction to
Narrowerbravoapplaud with shouts of 'bravo' or 'brava'
Broadergesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
Oppositeboo, hissshow displeasure, as after a performance or speech
Spanishaclamar, aplaudir, ovacionar, vitorear
Catalanaplaudir
Nounsclappersomeone who applauds
clappinga demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
English > clap: 10 senses > verb 4, body
Meaningclap one's hands together.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The children were clapping to the music"
Synonymspat
Broadergesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
Spanishaplaudir, palmotear
Catalanaplaudir, picar de mans
Nounsclappersomeone who applauds
clappinga demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
English > clap: 10 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningstrike the air in flight.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
Broaderbeat, flapMove with a flapping motion
English > clap: 10 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningstrike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishpalmear, palmotear
English > clap: 10 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningstrike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"clap two boards together"
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Nounsclapa sudden very loud noise
clapa sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together
clappermetal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side

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