International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCLAP
An emphatic expression of joy, "They clapped their hands (nakhah), and said, Long live (the King James Version "God save") the king" (2 Kings 11:12); "Oh clap your hands (taqa`), all ye peoples" (Psalm 47:1); or exultation (caphaq, Lamentations 2:15; macha', Ezekiel 25:6; taqa`, Nahum 3:19); or repudiation (caphaq, Job 27:23; Job 34:37).
Figurative: To denote Nature's "sympathy" with God's people. "Let the floods clap (macha') their hands" (Psalm 98:8); "All the trees of the field shall clap their hands" (Isaiah 55:12; compare Judges 5:20).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.
) To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.
2. (v. t.) To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon.
3. (v. t.) To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.
4. (v. t.) To express contempt or derision.
5. (v. i.) To knock, as at a door.
6. (v. i.) To strike the hands together in applause.
7. (v. i.) To come together suddenly with noise.
8. (v. i.) To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into.
9. (v. i.) To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.
10. (n.) A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.
11. (n.) A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.
12. (n.) A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
13. (n.) A striking of hands to express approbation.
14. (n.) Noisy talk; chatter.
15. (n.) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.
16. (n.) Gonorrhea.
Strong's Hebrew5606. saphaq -- to slap, clap...
<< 5605, 5606. saphaq or saphaq. 5607 >>. to slap, clap
. Transliteration: saphaq
or saphaq Phonetic Spelling: (saw-fak') Short Definition: clap
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4222. macha -- to strike, clap
... << 4221, 4222. macha. 4223 >>. to strike, clap. Transliteration: macha Phonetic
Spelling: (maw-khaw') Short Definition: clap. Word Origin a prim. ...
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8628. taqa -- to thrust, clap, give a blow, blast
... << 8627, 8628. taqa. 8629 >>. to thrust, clap, give a blow, blast. Transliteration:
taqa Phonetic Spelling: (taw-kah') Short Definition: blow. Word Origin a prim ...
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5221. nakah -- to smite
... NASB Word Usage attack (5), attacked (6), attacks (3), beat (3), beat down (1),
beaten (5), beating (1), blows (1), bothered (1), cast (1), clap (3), clapped (1 ...
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3619. kelub -- a basket, cage
... From the same as keleb; a bird-trap (as furnished with a clap-stick or treadle to
spring it); hence, a basket (as resembling a wicker cage) -- basket, cage. ...
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3597. kelappoth -- an axe
... hammer. From an unused root meaning to clap or strike with noise; a club or
sledge-hammer -- hammer. << 3596, 3597. kelappoth. 3598 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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