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English noun: clap

1. clap (event) a sudden very loud noise


Synonymsbam, bang, blast, eruption


Broader (hypernym)noise


Narrower (hyponym)water hammer

2. clap (state) a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra


Synonymsgonorrhea, gonorrhoea


Broader (hypernym)Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse

3. clap (event) a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated


Synonymsclack


Broader (hypernym)noise


English verb: clap

1. clap (contact) put quickly or forcibly


SamplesThe judge clapped him in jail.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

2. clap (motion) cause to strike the air in flight


SamplesThe big bird clapped its wings.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat, flap

3. clap (communication) clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval


Synonymsacclaim, applaud, spat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion


Narrower (hyponym)bravo


Entailapprove, O.K., okay, sanction


Antonymsboo, hiss

4. clap (body) clap one's hands together


SamplesThe children were clapping to the music.


Synonymsspat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion

5. clap (motion) strike the air in flight


SamplesThe wings of the birds clapped loudly.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beat, flap

6. clap (contact) strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit

7. clap (contact) strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise


SamplesClap two boards together.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit









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