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Meaning of KNAP

Pronunciation:  nap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
  2. [v]  strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles"

KNAP is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: break off, chip, cut off, rap
 See Also: carve, chip at, cut, knock, strike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Knap\, 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}.
          The highest part and knap of the same island.
  2. \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.
             He will knap the spears apieces with his teeth.
                                                   --Dr. H. More.
             He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in
             sunder.                               --Ps. xlvi. 9
                                                   (Book of
    2. To strike smartly; to rap; to snap. --Bacon.
  3. \Knap\, v. i.
    To make a sound of snapping. --Wiseman.
  4. \Knap\, n.
    A sharp blow or slap. --Halliwell.