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Definition of RAP

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Rap \Rap\, n.
     A quick, smart blow; a knock.
     [1913 Webster]

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Rap \Rap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), 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.
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              And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt The whirring chariot.                 --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

              From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove.                   --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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     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. [1913 Webster]

              I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.
                                                    --Addison. [1913 Webster]

              Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low]
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     5. To engage in a discussion, converse.
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     6. (ca. 1985) to perform a type of rhythmic talking, often with accompanying rhythm instruments. It is considered by some as a type of music; see {rap music}. [PJC]

     {To rap and ren}, {To rap and rend}. [Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa to hurry and r[ae]na plunder, fr. r[=a]n plunder, E. ran.] To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden.
        "[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              All they could rap and rend and pilfer. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

     {To rap out}, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath. [1913 Webster]

              A judge who rapped out a great oath.  --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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Rap \Rap\ (r[a^]p), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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Rap \Rap\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt); 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. [1913 Webster]

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Rap \Rap\, v. t.
     1. To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
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              With one great peal they rap the door. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Founding) To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal. [1913 Webster]

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Rap \Rap\, n.
     1. conversation; also, rapping.
        [PJC]

     2. (ca. 1985) a type of rhythmic talking, often with accompanying rhythm instruments; {rap music}. [PJC]

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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. [1913 Webster]

           Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps.
                                                    --Swift. [1913 Webster]

           Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent.              --Mrs. Alexander. [1913 Webster]

     {Not to care a rap}, to care nothing.

     {Not worth a rap}, worth nothing.
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RAP
         [internet] Route Access Protocol (RFC 1476, Internet)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

RAP
         Remote Access Point


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

RAP
         Rich Ajax Platform (RCP, Eclipse)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

314 Moby Thesaurus words for "rap":
     a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, admonishment, admonition, adverse criticism, air, airing, analysis, analyze, anathematizing, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, bagatelle, bang, bash, baste, bat, batter, bauble, beak, bean, beat, beating, belt, bibelot, biff, bit, blame, blow, bob, bonk, brass farthing, brush, buffet, bump, bunt, burst, bust, button, buzz session, canvass, canvassing, captiousness, carping, causerie, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, cent, chat, chiding, chin, chink, chop, chuck, clap, clash, click, clink, clip, clop, clout, clump, clunk, colloquium, comment upon, condemn, condemnation, confabulation, conference, conk, consider, consideration, controvert, conviction, crack, crash, criticism, criticize, crump, curio, cut, dab, damnation, dash, deal with, death sentence, death warrant, debate, debating, deliberate, deliberate upon, deliberation, denounce, denouncement, denunciate, denunciation, dialectic, dialogue, dig, dint, discourse about, discuss, discussion, doom, drub, drubbing, drumming, dull thud, examination, examine, exception, exchange of views, exchange views, excommunication, farce, farthing, faultfinding, feather, fig, fillip, flail, flak, flap, fleabite, flick, flip, flirt, flop, flump, folderol, forum, fribble, frippery, fusillade, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, go into, graze, guilty verdict, hair, hairsplitting, halfpenny, hammer, handle, hill of beans, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, investigate, investigation, jab, jest, joint discussion, joke, judgment, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, knock, knock around, lambaste, larrup, lick, logical analysis, logical discussion, maul, minikin, mockery, molehill, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, open discussion, open forum, overcriticalness, pad, pan, panel discussion, pass under review, paste, pat, patter, peck, pelt, peppercorn, pestering, pettifogging, picayune, pick, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pitapat, pitter-patter, plump, plunk, poke, pommel, pop, pound, priggishness, proscription, prose, pulverize, pummel, punch, quibble, quibbling, rap session, reason, reason about, reason the point, red cent, reflection, report, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reproachfulness, reprobate, reproof, review, row of pins, rush, seminar, sentence, shit, sift, skin, slam, slap, slat, sledgehammer, slog, slug, smack, smash, snap, sneeshing, snipe at, sock, sou, spank, splat, straw, stricture, stroke, study, swap, swat, swing, swipe, symposium, take up, taking exception, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, tap, tattoo, thrash, thresh, thresh out, thud, thump, thwack, tick, tickle, tinkle, tip, touch, town meeting, toy, treat, treatment, trichoschistism, trifle, trinket, triviality, tunk, tuppence, two cents, twopence, ventilate, ventilation, verdict of guilty, wallop, whack, wham, whap, whim-wham, whip, whisk, whomp, whop, wig, wipe, yarn, yerk


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