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English Dictionary: Rap by the DICT Development Group
7 results for Rap
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"
    Synonym(s): blame, rap
  2. a gentle blow
    Synonym(s): rap, strike, tap
  3. the sound made by a gentle blow
    Synonym(s): pat, rap, tap
  4. voluble conversation
  5. genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
    Synonym(s): rap, rap music, hip-hop
  6. the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
    Synonym(s): knock, belt, rap, whack, whang
  1. strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles" [syn: rap, knap]
  2. make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
    Synonym(s): tap, rap, knock, pink
  3. perform rap music
  4. talk volubly
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rap \Rap\, v. t.
      1. To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
                     With one great peal they rap the door. --Prior.
      2. (Founding) To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on
            the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rap \Rap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped}, usually written {Rapt};
      p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D.
      rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to
      make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry. The word
      has been confused with L. rapere to seize. Cf. {Rape}
      robbery, {Rapture}, {Raff}, v., {Ramp}, v.]
      1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
                     And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt The
                     whirring chariot.                              --Chapman.
                     From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund
                     Bacon, to Redgrove.                           --Sir H.
      2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
      3. To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to
            transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or
            rapture; as, rapt into admiration.
                     I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.
                     Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope.
      4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Law]
      {To rap and ren}, {To rap and rend}. [Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa
            to hurry and r[91]na plunder, fr. r[be]n plunder, E. ran.]
            To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden.
            [bd][Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne.[b8]
                     All they could rap and rend pilfer.   --Hudibras.
      {To rap out}, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.
                     A judge who rapped out a great oath.   --Addison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rap \Rap\, n.
      A quick, smart blow; a knock.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rap \Rap\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
      A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn. --Knight.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rap \Rap\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Rapping}.] [Akin to Sw. rappa to strike, rapp stroke, Dan.
      rap, perhaps of imitative origin.]
      To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on
      the door.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rap \Rap\, n. [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.]
      A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for
      a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth
      century; any coin of trifling value.
               Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps.
               Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a
               save with her consent.                           --Mrs.
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