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English Dictionary: Sap by the DICT Development Group
6 results for Sap
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sap
n
  1. a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant
  2. a person who lacks good judgment
    Synonym(s): fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool
  3. a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people
    Synonym(s): blackjack, cosh, sap
v
  1. deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"
    Synonym(s): run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire
  2. excavate the earth beneath
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sap \Sap\, n. [AS. s[91]p; akin to OHG. saf, G. saft, Icel.
      safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. sapere to
      taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf.
      {Sapid}, {Sapient}.]
      1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending
            and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to
            nutrition.
  
      Note: The ascending is the crude sap, the assimilation of
               which takes place in the leaves, when it becomes the
               elaborated sap suited to the growth of the plant.
  
      2. The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
  
      3. A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop. [Slang]
  
      {Sap ball} (Bot.), any large fungus of the genus Polyporus.
            See {Polyporus}.
  
      {Sap green}, a dull light green pigment prepared from the
            juice of the ripe berries of the {Rhamnus catharticus}, or
            buckthorn. It is used especially by water-color artists.
           
  
      {Sap rot}, the dry rot. See under {Dry}.
  
      {Sap sucker} (Zo[94]l.), any one of several species of small
            American woodpeckers of the genus {Sphyrapicus},
            especially the yellow-bellied woodpecker ({S. varius}) of
            the Eastern United States. They are so named because they
            puncture the bark of trees and feed upon the sap. The name
            is loosely applied to other woodpeckers.
  
      {Sap tube} (Bot.), a vessel that conveys sap.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sap \Sap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sapped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Sapping}.] [F. saper (cf. Sp. zapar, It. zapare), fr. sape a
      sort of scythe, LL. sappa a sort of mattock.]
      1. To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to
            undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
  
                     Nor safe their dwellings were, for sapped by floods,
                     Their houses fell upon their household gods.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      2. (Mil.) To pierce with saps.
  
      3. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
  
                     Ring out the grief that saps the mind. --Tennyson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sap \Sap\, v. i.
      To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute
      saps. --W. P. Craighill.
  
               Both assaults are carried on by sapping. --Tatler.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sap \Sap\, n. (Mil.)
      A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel
      toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by
      digging under cover of gabions, etc.
  
      {Sap fagot} (Mil.), a fascine about three feet long, used in
            sapping, to close the crevices between the gabions before
            the parapet is made.
  
      {Sap roller} (Mil.), a large gabion, six or seven feet long,
            filled with fascines, which the sapper sometimes rolls
            along before him for protection from the fire of an enemy.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   SAP
  
      1. {SAP AG} (Systems, Applications and Products in
      Data Processing).
  
      2. {Service Advertising Protocol}.
  
      3. {Service Access Point}.
  
      4. {Symbolic Assembler Program}.
  
      (1999-05-26)
  
  
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