1. [ noun ] a sudden very loud noise
Synonyms: bang blast loud_noise eruption blowup
Related terms: noise water_hammer blast bang
2. [ verb ] put quickly or forcibly

"The judge clapped him in jail"

Related terms: situate put
3. [ verb ] cause to strike the air in flight

"The big bird clapped its wings"

Related terms: beat
4. [ verb ] clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
Synonyms: applaud acclaim spat
Related terms: boo gesticulate bravo applause applauder approve
5. [ verb ] clap one's hands together
Synonyms: spat

"The children were clapping to the music"

Related terms: gesticulate applauder
6. [ verb ] strike the air in flight; of the wings of certain birds
Related terms: beat
7. [ noun ] a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
Synonyms: clack
Related terms: noise
8. [ verb ] strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise, as of two flat, hard surfaces
Related terms: hit hit clack
9. [ verb ] strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
Related terms: hit
10. [ noun ] (medicine,sexuality) a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
Synonyms: gonorrhoea gonorrhea
Related terms: venereal_disease
Similar spelling:   Clapp