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RAP, v.i. [L. rapio, rapidus, rapid.]

To strike with a quick sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.

RAP, v.t. To strike with a quick blow; to knock.

with one great peal they rap the door.

To rap out, to utter with sudden violence; as, to rap out an oath. [In the popular language of the United States, it is often pronounced rip, to rip out an oath; L. crepo.]

RAP, v.t.

1. to seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as rapt into admiration.

I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.

Rapt into future times the bar begun.

2. To snatch or hurry away.

And rapt with whirling wheels.

Rapt in a chariot drawn by fiery steeds.

3. To seize by violence.

4. To exchange; to truck. [Low and not used.]

To rap and rend, to seize and tear or strip; to fall on and plunder; to snatch by violence. They brought off all they could rap and rend. [See Rend.]

RAP, n. a quick smart blow; as a rap on the knuckles.




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RAP, v.i. [L. rapio, rapidus, rapid.]

To strike with a quick sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.

RAP, v.t. To strike with a quick blow; to knock.

with one great peal they rap the door.

To rap out, to utter with sudden violence; as, to rap out an oath. [In the popular language of the United States, it is often pronounced rip, to rip out an oath; L. crepo.]

RAP, v.t.

1. to seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as rapt into admiration.

I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.

Rapt into future times the bar begun.

2. To snatch or hurry away.

And rapt with whirling wheels.

Rapt in a chariot drawn by fiery steeds.

3. To seize by violence.

4. To exchange; to truck. [Low and not used.]

To rap and rend, to seize and tear or strip; to fall on and plunder; to snatch by violence. They brought off all they could rap and rend. [See Rend.]

RAP, n. a quick smart blow; as a rap on the knuckles.


RAP, n.

A quick smart blow; as, a rap on the knuckles.


RAP, v.i. [Sax. hrepan, hreppan, to touch; repan, to touch, to seize, L. rapio; Sw. rappa; Dan. rapper, to snatch away, and rapper sig, to hasten; rap, a stroke, Sw. rapp; Fr. frapper, to strike. The primary sense of the root is to rush, to drive forward, to fall on, hence, both to strike and to seize. That the sense is to drive or rush forward, is evident from L. rapidus, rapid, from rapio. See Class Rb, No. 26, 27, 28, 29.]

To strike with a quick sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.


RAP, v.t.1

To strike with a quick blow; to knock. With one great peal they rap the door. – Prior. To rap out, to utter with sudden violence; as, to rap out an oath. Addison. [Sax. hreopan, to cry out, that is, to drive out the voice. This is probably of the same family as the preceding word. In the popular language of the United States, it is often pronounced rip, to rip out an oath; L. crepo, Fr. crever.]


RAP, v.t.2

  1. To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as, rapt into admiration. I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears. – Addison. Rapt into future times the bard begun. – Pope.
  2. To snatch or hurry away. And rapt with whirling wheels. – Spenser. Rapt in a chariot drawn by fiery steeds. – Milton.
  3. To seize by violence. – Drayton.
  4. To exchange; to truck. [Low and not used.] To rap and rend, to seize and tear or strip; to fall on and plunder; to snatch by violence. They brought off all they could rap and rend. [See Rend.]

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

    Knight.
  2. To strike with a quick, sharp blow] to knock; as, to rap on the door.
  3. To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

    With one great peal they rap the door. Prior.

  4. A quick, smart blow; a knock.
  5. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.

    And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt
    The whirring chariot.
    Chapman.

    From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove. Sir H. Wotton.

  6. A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value.

    Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps. Swift.

    Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent. Mrs. Alexander.

    Not to care a rap, to care nothing. -- Not worth a rap, worth nothing.

  7. To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.
  8. To hasten.

    [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
  9. To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as, rapt into admiration.

    I 'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears. Addison.

    Rapt into future times, the bard begun. Pope.

  10. To exchange; to truck.

    [Obs. *** Low]

    To rap and ren, To rap and rend. [Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa to hurry and ræ]na plunder, fr. rn plunder, E. ran.] To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. Dryden. "[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne." Chaucer.

    All they could rap and rend and pilfer. Hudibras.

    -- To rap out, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.

    A judge who rapped out a great oath. Addison.

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Rap

RAP, verb intransitive [Latin rapio, rapidus, rapid.]

To strike with a quick sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.

RAP, verb transitive To strike with a quick blow; to knock.

with one great peal they rap the door.

To rap out, to utter with sudden violence; as, to rap out an oath. [In the popular language of the United States, it is often pronounced rip, to rip out an oath; Latin crepo.]

RAP, verb transitive

1. to seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as rapt into admiration.

I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.

RAPt into future times the bar begun.

2. To snatch or hurry away.

And rapt with whirling wheels.

RAPt in a chariot drawn by fiery steeds.

3. To seize by violence.

4. To exchange; to truck. [Low and not used.]

To rap and rend, to seize and tear or strip; to fall on and plunder; to snatch by violence. They brought off all they could rap and rend. [See Rend.]

RAP, noun a quick smart blow; as a rap on the knuckles.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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