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{{11}}clap (n.1) "loud noise," c.1200, from CLAP (Cf. clap) (v.). Of thunder, late 14c.
{{12}}clap (n.2) "gonorrhea," 1580s, of unknown origin, perhaps from M.E. claper, from O.Fr. clapoire, originally "rabbit burrow" 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."
{{12}}clap (v.) O.E. clæppan "to clap, throb, beat," echoic (Cf. O.Fris. klapa "to beat," O.H.G. klaphon, O.S. klapunga). Of hands, to beat them together to get attention or express joy, from late 14c. Related: Clapped; clapping.

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  • 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.] 1. To strike; to slap; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clap — or CLAP may refer to: Clapping, producing sound for applause or other purposes Child Labour Action Programme Clap skate, type of ice skate used in speed skating Clap , an instrumental song by Yes from The Yes Album People Margaret Clap or Mother… …   Wikipedia

  • Clap — (kl[a^]p), n. 1. 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. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion. [1913 Webster] Horrible claps of thunder.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clap — [ klap ] n. m. • 1952; mot angl., de to clap « choquer » ♦ Cin. Petit tableau sur lequel est numérotée chaque prise de chaque séquence d un film, muni d un claquoir signalant le commencement de chaque tournage de plan. ⇒ claquette, claquoir;… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • clap — clap·bread; clap·per·dud·geon; clap; clap·board; clap·per; bon·ny·clap·per; …   English syllables

  • clap — clap1 [klap] vi. clapped, clapping [ME clappen < OE clæppan, to throb, beat; akin to ON klapp, OHG klapf, clap, crack: orig. echoic] 1. to make a sudden, explosive sound, as of two flat surfaces being struck together 2. to strike the palms of… …   English World dictionary

  • Clap — Clap, v. i. 1. To knock, as at a door. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike the hands together in applause. [1913 Webster] Their ladies bid them clap. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To come together suddenly with noise. [1913 Webster] The doors… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clap — interj. Cuvânt care imită zgomotul produs prin închiderea bruscă a unui capac, a unei curse de prins animale etc. [var.: clapc interj.] – Onomatopee. Trimis de hai, 01.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  clap interj. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • clap — Ⅰ. clap [1] ► VERB (clapped, clapping) 1) strike the palms of (one s hands) together repeatedly, especially to applaud. 2) slap encouragingly on the back. 3) place (a hand) briefly over one s face as a gesture of dismay. 4) (of a bird) flap (its… …   English terms dictionary

  • clap in — ˌclap ˈin [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they clap in he/she/it claps in present participle clapping in past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clap — (englisch für Klatschen) ist ein Nachname, Träger des Namens sind: Margaret Clap († 1726), britische Wirtin Thomas Clap (1703–1767), Präsident des Yale College Siehe auch: Clapp Diese Seite is …   Deutsch Wikipedia