dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


5 definitions found
 for Knap
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Knap \Knap\, n.
     A sharp blow or slap. --Halliwell.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Knap \Knap\, v. i.
     To make a sound of snapping. --Wiseman.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Knap \Knap\ (n[a^]p), n. [AS. cn[ae]p, cn[ae]pp, top, knob,
     button; cf. Icel. knappr knob, Sw. knapp, Dan. knap button,
     W., Gael., & Ir. cnap knob, button, and E. knop.]
     A protuberance; a swelling; a knob; a button; hence, rising
     ground; a summit. See Knob, and Knop.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The highest part and knap of the same island.
                                                    --Holland.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Knap \Knap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Knapping.] [D. knappen to chew, bite, crack, take hold of;
     prob. of imitative origin.]
     1. To bite; to bite off; to break short. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.
        ]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He will knap the spears apieces with his teeth.
                                                    --Dr. H. More.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in
              sunder.                               --Ps. xlvi. 9
                                                    (Book of
                                                    Common
                                                    Prayer.)
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To strike smartly; to rap; to snap. [Chiefly Brit.]
        --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  knap
      v 1: strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles" [syn: rap,
           knap]
      2: break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a
         tooth" [syn: chip, knap, cut off, break off]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org