Noun(1) a sudden very loud noise(2) a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra(3) a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
Verb(1) put quickly or forcibly(2) cause to strike the air in flight(3) clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval(4) clap one's hands together(5) strike the air in flight(6) strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting(7) strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
(1) Just then there was a deafening clap of thunder.(2) she has given him the clap(3) His father Gordon, a former York City star, asked the congregation to stand for a minute to applaud and clap Thomas, and ├ö├ç├┐say thank you for knowing him├ö├ç├û.(4) Afterwards there was a small reception party of supporters at the door of the Kildare dressing room, to clap the returning players in from their warm-down.(5) He gave me a soft clap on the shoulder, which nearly sent me tumbling to the floor.(6) People rushed over to clap Jeff on the back, hug Bethany, and congratulate the both of them.(7) when they stop I give them a clap(8) Those involved would be the first to accept a clap on the back if they had won.(9) I said it's probably one of those clapper lights - if you clap you turn it on.(10) Sam snivelled and nodded, earning himself a clap on the shoulder.(11) There came a hearty clap on my shoulder and I half-turned to come face to face with a ruddy-complexioned bloke about my own age, perhaps a little less.(12) With a friendly clap on the back, he sent Josh over to a group of elderly gentlemen, who all happily shook Josh's hand.(13) He beamed - and the prime minister looked like a man having to clap his chief rival for much longer than he found comfortable.(14) ├ö├ç├┐At the front desk we heard the explosion starting like a clap of thunder and then it kept rolling,├ö├ç├û she said.(15) You clap your hand to your forehead and trot back upstairs to change into a pair of jeans.(16) This announcement earned him a smile and a clap on the shoulder before Aurelio began chopping the potatoes into neat little cubes.