Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun clap

3 senses of clap

Sense 1
bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam -- (a sudden very loud noise)
       => noise -- (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")

Sense 2
gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap -- (a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra)
       => venereal disease, VD, venereal infection, social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted disease, STD -- (a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact)

Sense 3
clack, clap -- (a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated)
       => noise -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb clap

7 senses of clap

Sense 1
clap -- (put quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")

Sense 2
clap -- (cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings")
       => beat, flap -- (move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky")

Sense 3
applaud, clap, spat, acclaim -- (clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval)
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 4
clap, spat -- (clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 5
clap -- (strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped loudly")
       => beat, flap -- (move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping")

Sense 6
clap -- (strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting)
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 7
clap -- (strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise; "clap two boards together")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

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