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Meaning & Definition of Clap in English

English

Clap

/klæp/

noun

1. A sudden very loud noise

    synonym:
  • bang
  • ,
  • clap
  • ,
  • eruption
  • ,
  • blast
  • ,
  • bam

2. A common venereal disease caused by the bacterium neisseria gonorrhoeae

  • Symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
    synonym:
  • gonorrhea
  • ,
  • gonorrhoea
  • ,
  • clap

3. A sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together

  • May be repeated
    synonym:
  • clack
  • ,
  • clap

verb

1. Put quickly or forcibly

  • "The judge clapped him in jail"
    synonym:
  • clap

2. Cause to strike the air in flight

  • "The big bird clapped its wings"
    synonym:
  • clap

3. Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

    synonym:
  • applaud
  • ,
  • clap
  • ,
  • spat
  • ,
  • acclaim

4. Clap one's hands together

  • "The children were clapping to the music"
    synonym:
  • clap
  • ,
  • spat

5. Strike the air in flight

  • "The wings of the birds clapped loudly"
    synonym:
  • clap

6. Strike with the flat of the hand

  • Usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
    synonym:
  • clap

7. Strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise

  • "Clap two boards together"
    synonym:
  • clap