rap
Pronunciation Noun

rap

  1. (countable) A sharp blow with something hard.
    The teacher gave the wayward pupil a rap across the knuckles with her ruler.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter II,
      He walked softly up the sanded path, tiptoed up the steps and across the piazza, and rapped at the front door, not too loudly, lest this too might attract the attention of the man across the street. There was no response to his rap. He put his ear to the door and heard voices within, and the muffled sound of footsteps. After a moment he rapped again, a little louder than before.
  2. (slang) Blame for something.
    You can't act irresponsibly and then expect me to take the rap.
  3. (countable, slang) A charge, whether or not it results in a conviction.
    • 2014, James Neal Harvey, Mental Case
      We got one maybe ID, but when we checked, we found out the suspect's been in Rikers for a year on a drug rap.
  4. (informal) A casual talk.
  5. (music genre, uncountable) Rap music.
  6. A song, verse, or instance of singing in the style of rap music.
  7. (Australian, informal) An appraisal.
    a good/great/bad rap
  8. (Australian, informal) A positive appraisal; a recommendation.
    He gave the novel quite a rap.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: уда́р
Translations Verb

rap (raps, present participle rapping; past and past participle rapped)

  1. (intransitive) To strike something sharply with one's knuckles; knock.
    • 1845, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven":
      Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, ¶ Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, ¶ While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, ¶ As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. ¶ "'Tis some visitor", I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — ¶ Only this, and nothing more."
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter II,
      He walked softly up the sanded path, tiptoed up the steps and across the piazza, and rapped at the front door, not too loudly, lest this too might attract the attention of the man across the street. There was no response to his rap. He put his ear to the door and heard voices within, and the muffled sound of footsteps. After a moment he rapped again, a little louder than before.
  2. (transitive, dated) To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
    • With one great peal they rap the door.
  3. (metalworking) To free (a pattern) in a mould by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.
  4. (ambitransitive) To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.
    ''He started to rap after listening to Tupac.
    He rapped a song to his girlfriend.
  5. (informal, intransitive) To talk casually; to engage in conversation.
Synonyms
  • (strike something sharply with one's knuckles) knock, noogie
Translations
  • Russian: стуча́ть
Translations Noun

rap (plural raps)

  1. A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.
Noun

rap (plural raps)

  1. (historical) Any of the tokens that passed current for a halfpenny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value.
    • 1724, Jonathan Swift, Drapier's Letters, 1
      Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps.
    • Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent.
  2. A whit; a jot.
    I don't care a rap.
    That's not worth a rap.
Verb

rap (raps, present participle rapping; past and past participle rapped)

  1. (transitive) To seize and carry off.
  2. (transitive) To transport out of oneself; to affect with rapture.

RAP
Noun

rap (plural raps)

  1. recognized air picture
  2. (UK, pensions) Initialism of retirement annuity plan

Rap
Proper noun
  1. (slang, attributive) The Rapaport Diamond Report, the diamond industry standard for the pricing of diamonds.
    • 1996, Jewelers' Circular/Keystone (volume 167, issues 4-6, page 38)
      He makes good sense. However, I must comment on "CSO prices rough diamonds to its sightholders based on the Rap List." It does not. It doesn't use the list.



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