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Definition 1: a sudden very loud noise - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for clap in the sense of this definition

(clap is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

(... is a kind of clap ) the banging sound of steam in pipes

Definition 2: a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for clap in the sense of this definition

(clap is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 3: a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for clap in the sense of this definition

(clap is a kind of ...) a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact

Definition 4: clap one's hands together - [verb of body]

Samples where clap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children were clapping to the music

Synonyms for clap in the sense of this definition

(clap is a kind of ...) show, express or direct through movement

"He gestured his desire to leave"

Definition 5: clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for clap in the sense of this definition

(clap is a kind of ...) show, express or direct through movement

"He gestured his desire to leave"

(... is a kind of clap ) applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'

(clap implies ...) give sanction to

"I approve of his educational policies"

Definition 6: strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise - [verb of contact]

Samples where clap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clap two boards together

(clap is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

Definition 7: strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting - [verb of contact]

(clap is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 8: put quickly or forcibly - [verb of contact]

Samples where clap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The judge clapped him in jail

(clap is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 9: strike the air in flight - [verb of motion]

Samples where clap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wings of the birds clapped loudly

(clap is a kind of ...) move with a flapping motion

"The bird's wings were flapping"

Definition 10: cause to strike the air in flight - [verb of motion]

Samples where clap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The big bird clapped its wings

(clap is a kind of ...) move with a thrashing motion

"The bird flapped its wings" "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

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