Definition of Clap

1. Noun. A sudden very loud noise.

Exact synonyms: Bam, Bang, Blast, Eruption
Generic synonyms: Noise
Specialized synonyms: Water Hammer
Derivative terms: Bang, Bang, Blast

2. Verb. Put quickly or forcibly. "The judge clapped him in jail"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

3. Noun. A common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra.

4. Verb. Cause to strike the air in flight. "The big bird clapped its wings"
Generic synonyms: Beat, Flap

5. Noun. A sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated.
Exact synonyms: Clack
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Clack, Clack

6. Verb. Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval.
Exact synonyms: Acclaim, Applaud, Spat
Entails: Approve, O.k., Okay, Sanction
Specialized synonyms: Bravo
Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Acclaim, Applauder, Clapper, Clapping
Antonyms: Boo

7. Verb. Clap one's hands together. "The children were clapping to the music"
Exact synonyms: Spat
Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Clapper, Clapping

8. Verb. Strike the air in flight. "The wings of the birds clapped loudly"
Generic synonyms: Beat, Flap

9. Verb. Strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting.
Generic synonyms: Hit

10. Verb. Strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise. "Clap two boards together"
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Clapper

Definition of Clap

1. v. t. To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.

2. v. i. To knock, as at a door.

3. n. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.

4. n. Gonorrhea.

Definition of Clap

1. Noun. The act of striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together. ¹

2. Noun. The explosive sound of thunder. ¹

3. Noun. Any loud, sudden, explosive sound made by striking hard surfaces together, or resembling such a sound. ¹

4. Noun. A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner. ¹

5. Verb. To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound. ¹

6. Verb. To applaud. ¹

7. Verb. To slap with the hand in a jovial manner. ¹

8. Verb. To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound. ¹

9. Verb. To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by ''up'' or ''together''). ¹

10. Verb. To set or put, usually in haste. ¹

11. Noun. (slang with ''"the"'') Gonorrhea. ¹

12. Noun. (''Yorkshire dialect'') A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground) Edward Peacock, ''A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham, Lincolnshire'', [ p 188] ¹

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Definition of Clap

1. to strike one palm against the other [v CLAPPED, CLAPT, CLAPPING, CLAPS]

Medical Definition of Clap

1. Gonorrhoea, a bacterial infection transmitted by sexual contact. Gonorrhoea is one of the oldest known sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In women infected with this bacteria (Neisseria gonorrhoeae), 25-40% will also be infected with another bacteria that can cause another STD called chlamydia. Gonorrhoea is NOT transmitted from toilet seats. More than half of women infected with gonorrhoea do not have any symptoms. If symptoms occur, they may include burning or frequent urination, yellowish vaginal discharge, redness and swelling of the genitals, and a burning or itching of the vaginal area. Untreated, gonorrhoea can lead to severe pelvic infections. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clap

clap on
clap skate
clap together
clap up

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