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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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CLAP

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).

Strong's Hebrew
5606. saphaq -- to slap, clap
... 5605, 5606. saphaq or saphaq. 5607 . to slap, clap. Transliteration: saphaq
or saphaq Phonetic Spelling: (saw-fak') Short Definition: clap. Word Origin a prim ...
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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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Library

Clap Your Hands
... THE THIRD CENTURY 79 O clap your hands. O clap your hands, all ye people,
shout unto Cod with the voice of triumph. For the Lord ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/79 o clap your hands.htm

Psalm XCVIII.
... "Let the floods clap their hands together" (ver.8). Let the sea be ... Whence shall the
floods clap their hands? What is to clap their hands? To rejoice in works. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xcviii.htm

Psalm XLVII.
... 2. "O clap your hands, all ye nations" (ver.1). Were the people of the Jews all
the nations? ... "O clap your hands." What is "O clap"? Rejoice. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xlvii.htm

The Parable of the Wedding Feast
... Clap, clap your hands at the thought of the marriage of the King's Son, for whom
his bride hath made herself ready. Think, too, of his achievements. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/the parable of the wedding.htm

Treats of Several Ways Whereby Our Lord Quickens the Soul; There ...
... not recollected or even thinking of God, although no sound is heard, His Majesty
arouses it suddenly as if by a swiftly flashing comet or by a clap of thunder. ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter ii treats of several.htm

A Sermon Made by M. Hugh Latimer, at the Time of the Insurrection ...
... be crafty to make us put our trust in such armour, he will feign himself to fly;
but then we be most in jeopardy: for he can give us an after-clap when we ...
/.../latimer/sermons on the card and other discourses/a sermon made by m.htm

General Service for the Festivals of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
... Let us to-day clap our hands and shout with our voices the praises of the Lord,
for, behold, He hath truly appeared, enlightening all the faithful with the ...
/.../anonymous/the general menaion/chapter i general service for.htm

His Future Work
... The Lord of hosts, He is the King of Glory" (Psalm 24:9-10). "All ye peoples
clap your hands, shout unto God with the voice of triumph! ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gaebelein/the work of christ/iii his future work.htm

Continued.
... Then the tempest breaks. It crashes and leaps through the short sentences, each
like the clap of the near thunder. a. The voice of Jehovah (is) on the waters. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/iii early dayscontinued.htm

Prepositional Phrases
... chorus of approbation [approbation = warm approval; praise]. circle of hills. clamor
of envy. clap of thunder. clarity of thinking. clash of arms. ...
/.../kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/section v prepositional phrases.htm

Thesaurus
Clap (11 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) 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. ...
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Derision (24 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Job 27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his
place. (See NIV). ... Lamentations 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at you. ...
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Hiss (13 Occurrences)
... Job 27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place. ...
Lamentations 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at you. ...
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Singing (65 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Psalms 47:1 To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. All ye peoples,
clap the hand, Shout to God with a voice of singing, (YLT). ...
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Unceasing (11 Occurrences)
... your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over
you; for who hasn't felt your endless cruelty? (See RSV). ...
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Lightning (49 Occurrences)
... enlarged water particles) is insufficient to carry the charge, and a discharge takes
place, producing a brilliant flash of light and the resulting thunder-clap...
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Wag (7 Occurrences)
... their tongues, and say, He says. (See NIV). Lamentations 2:15 All that pass
by clap their hands at you. They hiss and wag their head ...
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Incurable (13 Occurrences)
... your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over
you; for who hasn't felt your endless cruelty? (See NAS). ...
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Floods (37 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). Psalms 98:8 Let the floods clap their hands:
let the hills be joyful together (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV). ...
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Fatal (5 Occurrences)
... your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over
you; for who hasn't felt your endless cruelty? (WEB NIV). ...
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Concordance
Clap (11 Occurrences)

Job 21:5
Look at me, and be astonished. Lay your hand on your mouth.
(See NIV)

Job 27:23
Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 47:1
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. Oh clap your hands, all you nations. Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 98:8
Let the rivers clap their hands. Let the mountains sing for joy together.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 30:32
If you have done foolishly in lifting yourself up, or if you have had evil designs, put your hand over your mouth.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 55:12
For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 2:15
All that pass by clap their hands at you. They hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men called The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 6:11
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Strike with your hand, and stamp with your foot, and say, Alas! because of all the evil abominations of the house of Israel; for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.
(See NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 21:17
I will also strike my hands together, and I will cause my wrath to rest: I, Yahweh, have spoken it.
(See NAS RSV)

Daniel 4:35
and all who are dwelling on the earth as nothing are reckoned, and according to his will He is doing among the forces of the heavens and those dwelling on the earth, and there is none that doth clap with his hand, and saith to Him, What hast Thou done?
(YLT)

Nahum 3:19
There is no healing your wound, for your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over you; for who hasn't felt your endless cruelty?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Clap

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Unceasing (11 Occurrences)

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Incurable (13 Occurrences)

Floods (37 Occurrences)

Fatal (5 Occurrences)

Endless (10 Occurrences)

Breakdown (1 Occurrence)

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Scoff (18 Occurrences)

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Choirmaster (55 Occurrences)

Bruise (19 Occurrences)

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Hisses (5 Occurrences)

Rivers (81 Occurrences)

Cruelty (8 Occurrences)

Relief (32 Occurrences)

Joyful (83 Occurrences)

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Triumph (52 Occurrences)

Fame (38 Occurrences)

Overseer (84 Occurrences)

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Shout (114 Occurrences)

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Oh (164 Occurrences)

Breach (55 Occurrences)

Grievous (73 Occurrences)

Psalm (213 Occurrences)

Aloud (141 Occurrences)

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Music (143 Occurrences)

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Korah (51 Occurrences)

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Hills (132 Occurrences)

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