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Definition of SAP

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Sap \Sap\, n. [AS. saep; 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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     2. The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
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     3. A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop. [Slang]
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     {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} (Zool.), any one of several species of small American woodpeckers of the genus {Sphyrapicus}, especially the yellow-bellied woodpecker ({Sphyrapicus 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.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sap \Sap\, v. i.
     To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps. --W. P. Craighill. [1913 Webster]

           Both assaults are carried on by sapping. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

              Nor safe their dwellings were, for sapped by floods, Their houses fell upon their household gods.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mil.) To pierce with saps.
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     3. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken. [1913 Webster]

              Ring out the grief that saps the mind. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

SAP
         Service Advertising Protocol (Novell, Netware, IPX)


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

SAP
         Service Access Point (OSI)


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

SAP
         Session Announcement Protocol (Internet, RFC 2974)


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

SAP
         Symbolic Assembler Program (IBM, IBM 704)


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

SAP
         SystemAnalyse und Programmentwicklung (manufacturer, predecessor)


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

SAP
         Systems, Applications and Products [in data processing] [ag] (manufacturer)


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

205 Moby Thesaurus words for "sap":
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