Definition of Flap

1. Noun. Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely. "He wrote on the flap of the envelope"


2. Verb. Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion. "The waves rolled towards the beach"
Exact synonyms: Roll, Undulate, Wave
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Luff
Derivative terms: Flapping, Roller, Undulation, Undulation, Wave

3. Noun. An excited state of agitation. "There was a terrible flap about the theft"
Exact synonyms: Dither, Fuss, Pother, Tizzy
Generic synonyms: Agitation
Derivative terms: Dither, Fuss, Pother, Pother

4. Verb. Move noisily. "Flags flapped in the strong wind"
Generic synonyms: Beat, Pound, Thump
Derivative terms: Flapping

5. Noun. The motion made by flapping up and down.
Exact synonyms: Flapping, Flutter, Fluttering
Generic synonyms: Undulation, Wave
Derivative terms: Flutter

6. Verb. Move with a thrashing motion. "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
Exact synonyms: Beat
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Flutter, Bate, Clap
Related verbs: Beat
Derivative terms: Beat, Flapping

7. Noun. A movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body.
Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Uvula, Soft Palate, Velum, Protective Fold, Cusp, Leaflet

8. Verb. Move with a flapping motion. "The bird's wings were flapping"
Exact synonyms: Beat
Generic synonyms: Move
Related verbs: Beat
Specialized synonyms: Flail, Thresh, Clap
Derivative terms: Flapping

9. Noun. A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag.
Exact synonyms: Flaps
Generic synonyms: Aerofoil, Airfoil, Control Surface, Surface
Specialized synonyms: Landing Flap
Group relationships: Wing

10. Verb. Make a fuss; be agitated.
Exact synonyms: Dither, Pother
Generic synonyms: Fret, Fuss, Niggle
Derivative terms: Dither, Pother

11. Verb. Pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds.

Definition of Flap

1. n. Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment.

2. v. t. To beat with a flap; to strike.

3. v. i. To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air.

Definition of Flap

1. Noun. Anything broad and flexible that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved. ¹

2. Noun. A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter. ¹

3. Noun. An upset, stir, scandal or controversy ¹

4. Noun. The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it. ¹

5. Noun. A disease in the lips of horses. ¹

6. Noun. (aviation) A hinged surface on the trailing edge of the wings of an aeroplane. ¹

7. Noun. (surgery) A piece of tissue incompletely detached from the body, as an intermediate stage of plastic surgery. ¹

8. Noun. (slang) Vagina. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To move (something broad and loose) back and forth. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To move loosely back and forth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flap

1. to wave up and down [v FLAPPED, FLAPPING, FLAPS]

Medical Definition of Flap

1. Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment. "A cartilaginous flap upon the opening of the larynx." (Sir T. Browne) 2. A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter. 3. The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it; as, the flap of a sail or of a wing. 4. A disease in the lips of horses. Flap tile, a tile with a bent up portion, to turn a corner or catch a drip. Flap valve, a valve which opens and shuts upon one hinged side; a clack valve. Origin: OE. Flappe, flap, blow, bly-flap; cf. D. Flap, and E. Flap. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flap

flannelgraph
flannelgraphs
flanneling
flannelled
flannelled fool
flannellike
flannelling
flannelly
flannelmouth
flannelmouthed
flannels
flannen
flannens
flannie
flans
flap (current term)
flap amputation
flap down
flap gate
flap one's gums
flap operation
flapcake
flapdoodle
flapdoodles
flaperon
flaperons
flapgate
flapgates
flapjack
flapjacks

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