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Definitions and Synonyms of flap | Another word for flap | What is flap?

Definition 1: any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • he wrote on the flap of the envelope

(flap is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is a kind of flap ) an opaque adjustable flap on a lamp fixture; used in photography to cut off light from particular areas

(... is a kind of flap ) flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent

(... is a kind of flap ) a flap that covers the access to a pocket

(... is a kind of flap ) a flap that lies over another part

"the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"

(... is a kind of flap ) a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing

(... is a kind of flap ) one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm

(... is a kind of flap ) (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches

(... is a kind of flap ) the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist

(... is a kind of flap ) the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot

Definition 2: a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flap in the sense of this definition

(flap is a kind of ...) a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

(... is a kind of flap ) a flap on the underside of the wing that is lowered to slow the plane for landing

(... is part of flap) one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

Definition 3: a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body - [noun denoting body]

(flap is a kind of ...) the tissue in the bodies of animals

(... is a kind of flap ) a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate

(... is a kind of flap ) a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking

(... is a kind of flap ) a flap of tissue that protects what it covers

(... is a kind of flap ) a thin triangular flap of a heart valve

Definition 4: the motion made by flapping up and down - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for flap in the sense of this definition

(flap is a kind of ...) (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

Definition 5: an excited state of agitation - [noun denoting state]

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

  • he was in a dither
  • there was a terrible flap about the theft

Synonyms for flap in the sense of this definition

(flap is a kind of ...) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Definition 6: pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds - [verb of communication]

(flap is a kind of ...) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

Definition 7: make a fuss; be agitated - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for flap in the sense of this definition

(flap is a kind of ...) worry unnecessarily or excessively

"don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

Definition 8: move noisily - [verb of motion]

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

  • flags flapped in the strong wind

(flap is a kind of ...) move rhythmically

"Her heart was beating fast"

Definition 9: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion - [verb of motion]

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

  • The curtains undulated
  • the waves rolled towards the beach

Synonyms for flap in the sense of this definition

(flap is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of flap ) flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides

"the sails luffed"

Definition 10: move with a flapping motion - [verb of motion]

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

  • The bird's wings were flapping

Synonyms for flap in the sense of this definition

(flap is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of flap ) move like a flail; thresh about

"Her arms were flailing"

(... is a kind of flap ) strike the air in flight

"the wings of the birds clapped loudly"

(flap has a similar meaning as ...) move with a thrashing motion

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

Definition 11: move with a thrashing motion - [verb of motion]

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

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

Synonyms for flap in the sense of this definition

(flap is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of flap ) flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements

"The seagulls fluttered overhead"

(... is a kind of flap ) flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

(... is a kind of flap ) cause to strike the air in flight

"The big bird clapped its wings"

(flap has a similar meaning as ...) move with a flapping motion

"The bird's wings were flapping"

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