Crossword clues for clap
- Flamenco sound
- Go hand to hand?
- Show one's appreciation, in a way
- Thunderous noise
- Give it up, so to speak
- Sound in a storm
- What fans do
- Loud sound in a storm
- A sudden very loud noise
- A common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
- A sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together
- May be repeated
- Give a hand to
- What claques do
- Applause from Thor?
- Indicate approval
- Kind of board or trap
- Show approval
- Sharp, abrupt sound
- Weather report?
- Sharp sound
- This goes like claque work
- Sudden noise
- Trap leader
- Thunder unit
- Respond to a good play
- Express praise
- Sharp blow
- Perform in a claque
- Performer's favorite sound
- Audiences do it
- Word with board or trap
- Kind of trap
- ___ hands
- Trap starter
- Storm sound
- Keep time manually
- Join hands?
- Show one's appreciation
- Show appreciation at a concert
- Sound of shutters in the wind
- Turn on the lights, in a way
- Show appreciation
- Bit of thunder
- Switch activator, sometimes
- Thunder sound
- Thank the singer
- Express glee
- Sound of thunder
- Give a hand
- Loud noise
- Very loud sound
- Express approval
- Mark time, in a way
- Express approval, in a way
- Thunderous sound
- Keep time, in a way
- Fan sound
- ... thunder
- Show approval, in a way
- Loud, abrupt sound
- Summon a servant, maybe
- Show appreciation, in a way
- Give a hand?
- Put one's hands together
- Make some noise
- Honor an honoree, say
- Pat-a-cake element
- Show of hands?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Clap \Clap\, v. i.
To knock, as at a door. [Obs.]
To strike the hands together in applause.
Their ladies bid them clap.
To come together suddenly with noise.
The doors around me clapped.
To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into. [Obs.] ``Shall we clap into it roundly, without . . . saying we are hoarse?''
To talk noisily; to chatter loudly. [Obs.]
Clap \Clap\, n. [Cf. OF. clapoir.] Gonorrhea.
Clap \Clap\ (kl[a^]p), n.
A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang. ``Give the door such a clap, as you go out, as will shake the whole room.''
A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.
Horrible claps of thunder.
A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
What, fifty of my followers at a clap!
A striking of hands to express approbation.
Unextrected claps or hisses.
Noisy talk; chatter. [Obs.]
(Falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.
Clap dish. See Clack dish, under Clack, n.
Clap net, a net for taking birds, made to close or clap together.
Clap \Clap\ (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clapped (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clapping.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.]
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.
Then like a bird it sits and sings, And whets and claps its silver wings.
To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon.
He had just time to get in and clap to the door.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony.
To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance. To clap hands.
To pledge faith by joining hands. [Obs.]
To express contempt or derision. [Obs.] --Lam. ii. 15. To clap hold of, to seize roughly or quickly. To clap up.
To imprison hastily or without due formality.
To make or contrive hastily. [Obs.] ``Was ever match clapped up so suddenly?''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English clæppan "to throb, beat," common Germanic, echoic (cognate with Old Frisian klapa "to beat," Old Norse klappa, Old High German klaphon, German klappen, Old Saxon klapunga). Meaning "to strike or knock" is from c.1300. Meaning "to make a sharp noise" is late 14c. Of hands, to beat them together to get attention or express joy, from late 14c. To clap (someone) on the back is from 1520s. Related: Clapped; clapping.
"loud noise," c.1200, from clap (v.). Of thunder, late 14c. Meaning "sudden blow" is from c.1400; meaning "noise made by slapping the palms of the hands together" is from 1590s.
"gonorrhea," 1580s, of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English clapper "rabbit-hole," from Old French clapoire (Modern French clapier), originally "rabbit burrow" (of uncertain origin), but given a slang extension to "brothel" and also the name of a disease of some sort. In English originally also a verb, "to infect with clap." Related: Clap-doctor.
Etymology 1 n. 1 The act of strike the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together. 2 The explosive sound of thunder. 3 Any loud, sudden, explosive sound made by striking hard surfaces together, or resembling such a sound. 4 A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner. 5 A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow. 6 (context falconry English) The nether part of the beak of a hawk. 7 (context Yorkshire English) 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'', [http://books.google.com/books?id=c3oKAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA188&dq=clap&as_brr=1 p 188] vb. 1 To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound. 2 To applaud. 3 To slap with the hand in a jovial manner. 4 To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound. 5 To come together suddenly with noise. 6 To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by ''up'' or ''together''). 7 To set or put, usually in haste. 8 (context slang AAVE English) To shoot (somebody) with a gun. Etymology 2
n. (context slang with ''"the"'' English) gonorrhe
v. put quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail"
cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings"
clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music" [syn: spat]
strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise; "clap two boards together"
a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated [syn: clack]
CLAP may refer to:
- CLAP!... El lugar de tus sueños a children's television series from Mexico
- Child Labour Programme of Action
Clap is the second single released by Christian hip hop artist Hostyle Gospel featuring Gemstones, released on June 8, 2016. The concept encourage Christian believers to applaud through the form of clap no matter what they are facing in their lives. The groups stated that "We are given so many reasons to be defeated and hold our heads low, but it is in those times when we are at our bottom, all alone that we have to “Clap” for and encourage ourselves. Wherever we may end up, we are able to “Clap” your way through".
Usage examples of "clap".
He laughed and clapped Adda on the back, sending the old man spinning slowly like a bandaged fan.
Congress stood and clapped as she walked down the aisleway to the rostrum, though the Republicans, most of them, did so out of mere politeness, devoid of enthusiasm.
The Akkadian raft-keepers clapped and cheered, shouting encouragements, seemingly unfazed by the crossing.
Tom, clapping his chum on the back with such energy that Andy nearly toppled over.
That great shock wave had swept right around the curve of the moon until it had converged in a fresh clap of shattered ice at the antipode of the impact.
The Wart cheered, Archimedes hooted till he cried, the gore-crow fell down dead, and Hecate, on the top of her ladder, clapped so much that she nearly tumbled off.
He and Audubon and Harris clasped hands and clapped one another on the back when the gangplank went down and passengers could disembark.
Then Bardo the Just rubbed his eyes, shot Danlo a curious, admiring look, and he clapped his hands.
And from the way Wrath and Vengeance was casting sidelong looks his way, Bandar concluded that the Bololo archetype had already stood up, raised a hand and a foot, then clapped its paws together.
Despite her suffering, poor Maude, recognizing the shameless display she had just made of herself, clapped her left palm over the intimate hollow to hide it from him, and was promptly rewarded with another magisterial stroke of the rod, this one switching fiercely across the broadest, most resilient curves of both her bottomcheeks.
I tumbled down the hill, and when I got to the bottom, who should there be waiting for me but that confounded bushranger, and the moment I opened my mouth to speak, he clapped a pistol in it, and there I was hard and fast.
The one-armed man protested energetically, but Chiao Tai clapped his shoulder and they left.
Here and there, a dark-haired Cimmerian would clap his hands to his chest or his neck or his face and fall.
Sulla clapped him on the back and went straight on down the hill of the Clivus Victoriae to the spot where the alley in which his house lay branched off it.
Daish Reik had laughed and clapped Kheda on the shoulder, brushing into oblivion the pattern of both earthly and heavenly compasses that he had so painstakingly drawn in the sand to illustrate some earlier point.