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13 definitions found
 for snap
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snap \Snap\, v. i.
     1. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as,
        a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
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              But this weapon will snap short, unfaithful to the
              hand that employs it.                 --Burke.
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     2. To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to
        crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.
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     3. To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth;
        to catch eagerly (at anything); -- often with at; as, a
        dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait.
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     4. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as,
        to snap at a child.
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     5. To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
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     6. Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of
        a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snap \Snap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Snapping.] [LG. or D. snappen to snap up, to snatch; akin
     to G. schnappen, MHG. snaben, Dan. snappe, and to D. snavel
     beak, bill. Cf. Neb, Snaffle, n.]
     1. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are
        brittle.
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              Breaks the doors open, snaps the locks. --Prior.
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     2. To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.
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     3. To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.
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              He, by playing too often at the mouth of death, has
              been snapped by it at last.           --South.
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     4. To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat
        snappishly; -- usually with up. --Granville.
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     5. To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to
        snap a whip.
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              MacMorian snapped his fingers repeatedly. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     6. To project with a snap.
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     7. (Cricket) To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just
        snicked a bowled ball).
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     To snap back (Football), to roll the ball back with the
        foot; -- done only by the center rush, who thus delivers
        the ball to the quarter back on his own side when both
        sides are ranged in line.
  
     To snap off.
        (a) To break suddenly.
        (b) To bite off suddenly.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snap \Snap\, a.
     Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the
     like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment
     or decision; a snap political convention. [Colloq.]
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snap \Snap\, n. [Cf. D. snap a snatching. See Snap, v. t.]
     1. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
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     2. A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to
        seize, as with the teeth.
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     3. A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung
        from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
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     4. A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a
        whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.
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     5. A greedy fellow. --L'Estrange.
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     6. That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten
        off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement;
        hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap.
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              He's a nimble fellow,
              And alike skilled in every liberal science,
              As having certain snaps of all.       --B. Jonson.
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     7. A sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the
        weather; as, a cold snap. --Lowell.
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     8. A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a
        spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the
        catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc.
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     9. (Zool.) A snap beetle.
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     10. A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with
         ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural.
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     11. Briskness; vigor; energy; decision. [Colloq.]
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     12. Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an
         advantage gained. [Slang]
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     13. Any task, labor, set of circumstances, or the like, that
         yields satisfactory results or gives pleasure with little
         trouble or effort, as an easy course of study, a job
         where work is light, a bargain, etc. [Slang, Chiefly U.
         S.]
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     14. A snap shot with a firearm.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     15. (Photog.) A snapshot.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     16. Something of no value; as, not worth a snap. [Colloq.]
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     17. (Football) The action of snapping the ball back, from the
         center usu. to the quarterback, which commences the play
         (down), and, if the clock had stopped, restarts the timer
         clock; a snap back.
         [PJC]
  
     Snap back (Football), the act of snapping back the ball.
  
     Snap beetle, or Snap bug (Zool.), any beetle of the
        family Elateridae, which, when laid on its back, is able
        to leap to a considerable height by means of a thoracic
        spring; -- called also snapping beetle.
  
     Snap flask (Molding), a flask for small work, having its
        sides separable and held together by latches, so that the
        flask may be removed from around the sand mold.
  
     Snap judgment, a judgment formed on the instant without
        deliberation.
  
     Snap lock, a lock shutting with a catch or snap.
  
     Snap riveting, riveting in which the rivets have snapheads
        formed by a die or swaging tool.
  
     Snap shot, a quick offhand shot, without deliberately
        taking aim.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  snap
      n 1: the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made
           the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for
           the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle
           failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and
           throw was a single motion" [syn: catch, grab, snatch,
           snap]
      2: a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"
      3: tender green beans without strings that easily snap into
         sections [syn: snap bean, snap]
      4: a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger [syn: gingersnap,
         ginger snap, snap, ginger nut]
      5: the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the
         tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "servants
         appeared at the snap of his fingers"
      6: a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the
         cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig" [syn:
         crack, cracking, snap]
      7: a sudden breaking
      8: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after
         it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost
         its snap" [syn: elasticity, snap] [ant: inelasticity]
      9: an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held
         camera; "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried
         to get unposed shots of his friends" [syn: snapshot,
         snap, shot]
      10: a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound;
          "children can manage snaps better than buttons" [syn:
          snap, snap fastener, press stud]
      11: any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product
          will be no picnic" [syn: cinch, breeze, picnic,
          snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover,
          piece of cake]
      12: the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from
          the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "he gave
          his fingers a snap"
      13: (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it
          (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the
          snap" [syn: centering, snap]
      v 1: utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk
           snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled
           at us" [syn: snap, snarl]
      2: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped";
         "tear the paper" [syn: tear, rupture, snap, bust]
      3: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe
         snapped" [syn: snap, crack]
      4: move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his
         arm was snapped forward" [syn: snap, click]
      5: close with a snapping motion; "The lock snapped shut"
      6: make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped" [syn: snap,
         crack]
      7: move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"
      8: to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog
         snatched the ham bone" [syn: snatch, snatch up, snap]
      9: put in play with a snap; "snap a football"
      10: cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers" [syn:
          snap, click, flick]
      11: lose control of one's emotions; "When she heard that she had
          not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby
          died, she snapped" [syn: break down, lose it, snap]
      12: bring the jaws together; "he snapped indignantly"
      13: record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of
          the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
          [syn: photograph, snap, shoot]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  609 Moby Thesaurus words for "snap":
     Photostat, Telephoto, Wirephoto, X-ray, Xerox, a continental,
     a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, abrupt, ad-lib, adaptability,
     aerial photograph, aggressiveness, alertness, animation,
     articulate, attack, automatic, awaken, bagatelle, bang, bar, bark,
     bark at, barricade, bash, bat, batten, batten down, bauble, bawl,
     beak, bean, bellow, belt, bibelot, biff, bit, bite, bitter weather,
     black-and-white photograph, blare, blat, bleak weather, blubber,
     bolt, bolus, bonk, boom, bounce, bounciness, bowl, brass farthing,
     bray, breach, break, break off, break open, break up, breathe,
     breeze, briskness, brush, buckle, bunt, buoyance, buoyancy, burst,
     bust, butt, button, button up, buzz, cackle, calotype,
     candid photograph, capture, capture on film, cast, casual,
     catapult, catch, caught napping, caught off balance, caught short,
     cent, champ, chant, chaw, check, cheer up, cheesecake, chew, chip,
     chirp, choke, choke off, chomp, chronophotograph, chuck, chunk,
     cinch, clack, clap, clasp, cleat, cleave, click, clip, clobber,
     close, close up, clout, clump, clutch, cold snap, cold wave,
     cold weather, coldcock, color, color photograph, color print,
     come apart, come around, come round, come unstuck, constrict,
     contain, contemn, contract, coo, cover, crack, cracking, crackle,
     crackling, crepitate, crepitation, crow, cud, curio, cursory, cut,
     dab, dart, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, decrepitate,
     decrepitation, defy, depth of winter, deride, diapositive, disdain,
     disintegrate, dismiss, disregard, dovetail, drawl, drive,
     easy target, easy thing, elan, elasticity, energy, enterprise,
     exclaim, exfoliate, expeditious, extemporaneous, extemporized,
     extensibility, fall to pieces, farce, farthing, fasten, fastening,
     feather, festinate, fetch, fetch a blow, feverish, fig, fillip,
     film, fire, fissure, fleabite, flexibility, flick, fling, flip,
     flirt, flout, flush, flute, flying, fold, fold up, folderol, fork,
     fracture, freeze, freezing weather, fribble, frippery, frost,
     frown, furious, gasp, gaud, get, get-up-and-go, gewgaw, gimcrack,
     ginger, give, give away, give way, glare, glower, gnarl, gnash,
     gob, grab, grasp, graze, growl, grumble, grunt, gut, guts, hair,
     halfpenny, haphazard, hard winter, hasp, hasty, heave, heliochrome,
     heliograph, hill of beans, hinge, hiss, hit, hit a clip, hitch,
     hook, hotness, hurl, hurried, hurtle, ignore, ill-advised,
     ill-considered, ill-devised, immediate, impromptu, improvised,
     inadvertent, incautious, indeliberate, initiative, instant,
     instantaneous, interval, involuntary, jab, jam, jerk, jest, joint,
     joke, keen, key, kick, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, knock,
     knock cold, knock down, knock out, lance, lash out at, last-minute,
     latch, launch, let fly, let have it, lilt, liveliness, lob, lock,
     lock out, lock up, look daggers, lower, lug, lunge at, lurch,
     make off with, makeshift, mantle, microfilm, minikin, miter, mock,
     mockery, molehill, montage, morsel, mortise, mouthful, mug,
     mug shot, mumble, munch, murmur, mutter, nail, nibble, nip,
     nippiness, occlude, on the spot, padlock, pan, pant, part, pass,
     passing, paste, pat, peck, peg, pelt, pep, pepper, peppercorn,
     pepperiness, period, perk up, photo, photobiography,
     photochronograph, photograph, photomap, photomicrograph,
     photomontage, photomural, picayune, pick, picnic, picture, pie,
     piece of cake, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pinup, pipe,
     piss and vinegar, pitch, pitchfork, pizzazz, pluck, plumb, plunk,
     poke, poop, pop, portrait, pounce on, pounce upon, precipitate,
     prompt, punch, push, pushover, put, put the shot, quick, quid,
     rabbet, raciness, radiograph, rap, rash, raw weather, rebound,
     recover, red cent, redden, reflex, reflexive, relish, resilience,
     resiliency, responsiveness, revive, rivet, roar, roentgenograph,
     rough-and-ready, row of pins, rumble, rupture, rush, scale, scarf,
     scorn, scowl, scream, screech, screw, seal, seal off, seal up,
     secure, seize, separate, serve, setup, sew, shit, shoot, shot,
     shriek, shut, shut the door, shut up, shy, sibilate, sigh,
     sinecure, sing, sitting duck, sizzling, skewer, slam, slap-bang,
     slapdash, slide, sling, slog, slug, smack, smite, snap at,
     snappiness, snapping, snapshoot, snapshot, snarl, snatch,
     snatch at, sneeshing, snip, snort, soak, sob, sock, soft,
     soft touch, sou, sparkle, speedy, spell, spice, spiciness, spit,
     spitting, split, spontaneous, sprightliness, spring, spring a leak,
     springiness, spunk, squall, squawk, squeal, squeeze shut, staple,
     starch, start, stick, still, still photograph, stitch, strangle,
     straw, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness, strike, strike at,
     subzero weather, sudden, superficial, surprised, swallow, swat,
     swift, swipe, tack, take a photograph, take away, taken aback,
     taken by surprise, taken unawares, talbotype, tang, tanginess, tap,
     telephotograph, throw, thrust, thump, thunder, thwack, tickle,
     tilt, tip, toggle, tone, tonicity, tonus, toss, touch, toy,
     transparency, trifle, trinket, tripped up, triviality, trumpet,
     tuppence, twang, twitch, two cents, twopence, unadvised,
     unarranged, unbegun, uncalculated, unconcocted, unconscious,
     unconsidered, uncontrived, undeliberate, undeliberated, undesigned,
     undevised, unhatched, unintended, unintentional, unmade,
     unmanufactured, unmeditated, unorganized, unplanned,
     unpremeditated, unprepared, unprimed, unready, unstudied, unwilled,
     urgent, vellicate, velvet, verve, vigor, vim, vitality, wail,
     wake up, wallop, warble, wave, wedge, whack, wham, whim-wham,
     whine, whisk, whisper, whop, winter, wintry weather, wintry wind,
     yank, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yerk, zero weather, zest, zestfulness,
     zing, zip, zip up, zipper
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  SNAP
         SubNetwork Access Protocol (LAN, ethernet)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  SNAP
         SubNetwork Attachment Point (IEEE 802.1a)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  SNAP
         System and Network Administration Program
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  SNAP
         System Neutral Access Protocol (SciTech)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  snap
   v.
  
      To replace a pointer to a pointer with a direct pointer; to replace an old
      address with the forwarding address found there. If you telephone the main
      number for an institution and ask for a particular person by name, the
      operator may tell you that person's extension before connecting you, in the
      hopes that you will snap your pointer and dial direct next time. The
      underlying metaphor may be that of a rubber band stretched through a number
      of intermediate points; if you remove all the thumbtacks in the middle, it
      snaps into a straight line from first to last. See chase pointers.
  
      Often, the behavior of a trampoline is to perform an error check once and
      then snap the pointer that invoked it so as henceforth to bypass the
      trampoline (and its one-shot error check). In this context one also speaks
      of snapping links. For example, in a LISP implementation, a function
      interface trampoline might check to make sure that the caller is passing
      the correct number of arguments; if it is, and if the caller and the callee
      are both compiled, then snapping the link allows that particular path to
      use a direct procedure-call instruction with no further overhead.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  SNAP
  
      1. An early ({IBM 360?) interpreted
     text-processing language for beginners, close to basic
     English.
  
     ["Computer Programming in English", M.P. Barnett, Harcourt
     Brace 1969].
  
     2. ["Some Proposals for SNAP, A Language with Formal Macro
     Facilities", R.B. Napper, Computer J 10(3):231-243, 1967].
  
     [Same as 1?]
  
     (2006-05-27)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  snap
  
     1.  To remove indirection, e.g. by replacing a
     pointer to a pointer with a pointer to the final target (see
     chase pointers).
  
     The underlying metaphor may be a rubber band stretched through
     a number of points; if you release it from the intermediate
     points, it snaps to a straight line from first to last.
  
     Often a trampoline performs an error check once and then
     snaps the pointer that invoked it so subsequent calls will
     bypass the trampoline (and its one-shot error check).  In this
     context one also speaks of "snapping links".  For example, in
     a Lisp implementation, a function interface trampoline might
     check to make sure that the caller is passing the correct
     number of arguments; if it is, and if the caller and the
     callee are both compiled, then snapping the link allows that
     particular path to use a direct procedure-call instruction
     with no further overhead.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2006-05-27)
  
     2.  snap dump.
  
     (2006-05-27)
  

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