Rap Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry. The word has been confused with L. rapere to seize. Cf. {Rape} robbery, {Rapture}, {Raff}, v., {Ramp}, v.] 1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off. [1913 Webster]

And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt The whirring chariot. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low] [1913 Webster]

5. To engage in a discussion, converse. [PJC]

6. (ca. 1985) to perform a type of rhythmic talking, often with accompanying rhythm instruments. It is considered by some as a type of music; see {rap music}. [PJC]

{To rap and ren}, {To rap and rend}. [Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa to hurry and r[ae]na plunder, fr. r[=a]n plunder, E. ran.] To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden. ``[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

All they could rap and rend and pilfer. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

{To rap out}, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath. [1913 Webster]

A judge who rapped out a great oath. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Rapped — (r[a^]pt), imp. & p. p. of {Rap}, to strike. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rapped — Rapped, imp. & p. p. of {Rap}, to snatch away. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rapped — Rap Rap, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [Akin to Sw. rappa to strike, rapp stroke, Dan. rap, perhaps of imitative origin.] To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rapped — rapt, wrapped …   American English homophones

  • rapped — ræp n. rap music, musical genre in which spoken verses and rhymes are set to a rhythmic beat (developed in urban areas during the mid 1970s) n. knock, quick blow; knocking sound; punishment (Slang); response (Slang); conversation (Slang) v.… …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • rapped, rapping — verb 1 HIT (I, T) to hit or knock something quickly and lightly: She rapped the table with her pen and called for silence. (+ at/on): rapping loudly on the door 2 SAY also rap out (T) to say something loudly, suddenly, and in a way that sounds… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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