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noun 
  1. The act of strike, striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together; the sound produced thereby.
    He summoned the waiter with a .
    She shut her diary with a loud .
  2. Any loud, sudden, explosive sound resembling that made by striking one hard surface on another.
    Off in the distance, he heard the of thunder.
  3. A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.
    His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a on the shoulder.
  4. (slang) Gonorrhea; used with the definite article, as in "the clap".
    He wasn't careful; he caught both syphilis and the .
  5. (w:Yorkshire_dialect, Yorkshire dialect) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground) <ref>Edward Peacock, A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham, Lincolnshire, http://books.google.com/books?id=c3oKAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA188&dq=clap&as_brr=1 p 188</ref>
verb (clapp, ing)
(wikipedia, Clapping)
  1. To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.
    The children began to in time with the music.
  2. To applaud.
    The audience loudly clapped the actress, who responded with a deep curtsey.
    It isn"t the singers they are clapping, it's the composer.
  3. To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.
    He would often his teammates on the back for encouragement.
  4. To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.
    He clapped the empty glass down on the table.
    She clapped the book shut.
    He clapped across the floor in his boots.
  5. To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).
    We should together a shelter before nightfall.
    The rival factions clapped up a truce.
Translations: 
  • German: klatschen(de)

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