Definition of Snap
1. Noun. The act of catching an object with the hands. "The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Specialized synonyms: Fair Catch, Interception, Reception, Rebound, Shoestring Catch, Interlock, Interlocking, Mesh, Meshing
Derivative terms: Catch, Grab, Grab, Grab, Grab, Snatch, Snatch
2. Verb. Utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone. "They snap that there was a traffic accident "; "The guard snarled at us"
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Snarl, Snarl
3. Noun. A spell of cold weather. "A cold snap in the middle of May"
4. Verb. Separate or cause to separate abruptly. "They snap the sheets"; "Tear the paper"
Generic synonyms: Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate
Specialized synonyms: Lacerate, Pull, Rend, Rip, Rive, Rip Up, Shred, Tear Up
Derivative terms: Rupture, Rupture, Tear, Tear
Also: Tear Apart, Tear Down, Tear Up
5. Noun. Tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections.
6. Verb. Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension. "The pipe snapped"
7. Noun. A crisp round cookie flavored with ginger.
Generic synonyms: Biscuit, Cookie, Cooky
Specialized synonyms: Brandysnap
8. Verb. Move or strike with a noise. "His arm was snapped forward"
9. Noun. The noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand. "Servants appeared at the snap of his fingers"
10. Verb. Close with a snapping motion. "The lock snapped shut"
11. Noun. A sudden sharp noise. "He can hear the snap of a twig"
12. Verb. Make a sharp sound. "His fingers snapped"
13. Noun. A sudden breaking.
14. Verb. Move with a snapping sound. "Bullets snapped past us"
15. Noun. The tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed. "The waistband had lost its snap"
Generic synonyms: Physical Property
Specialized synonyms: Resilience, Resiliency, Bounce, Bounciness, Give, Spring, Springiness, Stretch, Stretchability, Stretchiness, Temper, Toughness, Elasticity Of Shear
Derivative terms: Elastic
16. Verb. To grasp hastily or eagerly. "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Specialized synonyms: Swoop, Swoop Up
Also: Snap Up
Derivative terms: Snatch, Snatcher
17. Noun. An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera. "He tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
18. Verb. Put in play with a snap. "Snap a football"
19. Noun. A fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound. "Children can manage snaps better than buttons"
20. Verb. Cause to make a snapping sound. "Snap your fingers"
21. Noun. Any undertaking that is easy to do. "Marketing this product will be no picnic"
Specialized synonyms: Doddle
Generic synonyms: Labor, Project, Task, Undertaking
Derivative terms: Breeze, Cinch, Walk Over
22. Verb. Lose control of one's emotions. "Sam and Sue snap"; "When her baby died, she snapped"
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Specialized synonyms: Dissolve, Die, Fall Apart, Go To Pieces
Derivative terms: Breakdown
23. Noun. The act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand. "He gave his fingers a snap"
24. Verb. Bring the jaws together. "He snapped indignantly"
25. Noun. (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back. "The quarterback fumbled the snap"
Generic synonyms: Flip, Pass, Toss
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
26. Verb. Record on photographic film. "She snapped a picture of the President"
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Related verbs: Film, Shoot, Take
Specialized synonyms: Retake, X-ray
Derivative terms: Photograph, Photographer
Definition of Snap
1. v. t. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.
2. v. i. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
3. n. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
4. v. t. To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).
5. v. i. Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.
6. n. Any task, labor, set of circumstances, or the like, that yields satisfactory results or gives pleasure with little trouble or effort, as an easy course of study, a job where work is light, a bargain, etc.
7. a. Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention.
Definition of Snap
1. Noun. (computing) (w Subnetwork Access Protocol) ¹
2. Noun. (computing) (w Scalable Network Application Package) ¹
3. Noun. (computing) (w Symbolic Network Analysis Program) ¹
4. Noun. A quick breaking or cracking sound or the action of producing such a sound. ¹
5. Noun. A sudden break. ¹
6. Noun. An attempt to seize, bite, attack, or grab. ¹
7. Noun. The act of making a snapping sound by pressing the thumb and a opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm. ¹
8. Noun. A fastening device that makes a snapping sound when used. ¹
9. Noun. A photograph (an abbreviation of snapshot) ¹
10. Noun. The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension. ¹
11. Noun. A thin circular cookie or similar good: ¹
12. Noun. A brief, sudden period of a certain weather; (non-gloss definition used primarily in the phrase cold snap.) ¹
13. Noun. A very short period of time (figuratively, the time taken to snap one's fingers), or a task that can be accomplished in such a period. ¹
14. Noun. A snap bean such as ''Phaseolus vulgaris''. ¹
15. Noun. (American football) The passing of a football from the center to a back that begins play, a hike. ¹
16. Noun. (context: somewhat colloquial) A rivet: a scrapbooking embellishment. ¹
17. Noun. (regional) A small meal, a snack. ¹
18. Noun. A card game, primarily for children, in which players cry "snap" to claim pairs of matching cards. ¹
19. Noun. (UK dialect Midlands) lunch ¹
20. Verb. (intransitive) To fracture or break apart suddenly. ¹
21. Verb. (intransitive) To give forth or produce a sharp cracking noise; to crack. ¹
22. Verb. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with the teeth or bite. ¹
23. Verb. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with eagerness. ¹
24. Verb. (intransitive) To speak abruptly or sharply. ¹
25. Verb. (intransitive) To give way abruptly and loudly. ¹
26. Verb. (intransitive) To suffer a mental breakdown, usually while under tension. ¹
27. Verb. (intransitive) To flash or appear to flash as with light. ¹
28. Verb. (intransitive) To fit or fasten together with a snapping sound. ¹
29. Verb. (intransitive computing graphical user interface) To jump to a fixed position relative to another element. ¹
30. Verb. (transitive) To snatch with or as if with the teeth. ¹
31. Verb. (transitive) To pull apart with a snapping sound; to pop loose. ¹
32. Verb. (transitive) To say abruptly or sharply. ¹
33. Verb. (transitive) To cause something to emit a snapping sound, such as a fastener. ¹
34. Verb. (transitive) To close something using a snap as a fastener. ¹
35. Verb. (transitive) A video of a person snapping their fingers.Alternative snapping techniqueTo snap one's fingers: to make a snapping sound often by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm. Alternatively, by bringing the index finger quickly down onto the middle finger and thumb, thereby creating the same sound. ¹
36. Verb. (transitive) To cause to move suddenly and smartly. ¹
37. Verb. (transitive) To take a photograph; to release a camera's shutter (which may make a snapping sound). ¹
38. Verb. (transitive) (American football) To pass the ball from the center to a back; to hike the ball. ¹
39. Interjection. The winning cry at a game of snap. ¹
40. Interjection. (British) By extension from the card game, "I've got one the same." or similar ¹
41. Interjection. (British) Ritual utterance of agreement (after the cry in the card game snap). ¹
42. Interjection. Used in place of expletive to express surprise, usually in response to a negative statement or news; often used facetiously. ¹
43. Interjection. (British Australia NZ) Ritual utterance used after something is said by two people at exactly the same time. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Snap
1. to make a sharp cracking sound [v SNAPPED, SNAPPING, SNAPS]
Medical Definition of Snap
1. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps. "But this weapon will snap short, unfaithful to the hand that employs it." (Burke)
2. To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.
3. To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; to catch eagerly (at anything); often with at; as, a dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait.
4. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; often with at; as, to snap at a child.
5. To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
1. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
2. A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth.
3. A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
4. A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.
5. A greedy fellow.
6. That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap. "He's a nimble fellow, And alike skilled in every liberal science, As having certain snaps of all." (B. Jonson)
7. A sudden severe interval or spell; applied to the weather; as, a cold snap.
8. A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc.