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1. flap

noun. ['ˈflæp'] any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely.

Synonyms

  • coattail
  • earflap
  • earlap
  • jag
  • tent flap
  • fly sheet
  • rainfly
  • codpiece
  • tongue
  • overlap
  • dag
  • pocket flap
  • barndoor
  • tent-fly
  • fly
  • covering

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • increase
  • dry fly
  • wet fly

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Flap

  • entrap
  • unwrap
  • strap
  • scrap
  • recap
  • trappe
  • trapp
  • trap
  • stapp
  • snapp
  • snap
  • slap
  • schnapp
  • krapp
  • klapp
  • giap
  • frap
  • crap
  • clapp
  • clap
  • zapp
  • zap
  • yapp
  • yap
  • wrap
  • tappe
  • tapp
  • tap
  • shapp
  • shap

Example sentences of the word flap


1. Noun, singular or mass
Put your finger through the hoop on the opening flap and pull it all the way to the back.

Quotes containing the word flap


1. I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
- William Jennings Bryan

2. My advice for a person who's just fallen out of a skyscraper window is, Flap your arms...faster.
- Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

3. Just because I flap my arms, that doesn’t make me a bird. No, I’m a bird because I believe myself to be. That’s the power of faith.
- Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

2. flap

verb. ['ˈflæp'] move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion.

Synonyms

  • wave
  • luff
  • move
  • roll

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • go
  • rise
  • precede

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. flap

verb. ['ˈflæp'] move noisily.

Synonyms

  • beat
  • pound

Antonyms

  • ride
  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. flap

verb. ['ˈflæp'] move with a thrashing motion.

Synonyms

  • beat
  • clap
  • bate
  • move
  • flutter

Antonyms

  • behave
  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • closing

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. flap

noun. ['ˈflæp'] an excited state of agitation.

Synonyms

  • dither
  • pother
  • tizzy
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • pull
  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. flap

verb. ['ˈflæp'] move with a flapping motion.

Synonyms

  • thresh
  • flail
  • clap
  • move

Antonyms

  • advance
  • rush
  • converge
  • enter

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. flap

noun. ['ˈflæp'] the motion made by flapping up and down.

Synonyms

  • wave
  • flapping
  • undulation
  • flutter

Antonyms

  • subsurface
  • medulla
  • cortex
  • push

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. flap

verb. ['ˈflæp'] pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds.

Synonyms

  • articulate
  • enunciate
  • say
  • enounce
  • sound out

Antonyms

  • back
  • hire
  • lose
  • refresh

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. flap

noun. ['ˈflæp'] a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag.

Synonyms

  • aerofoil
  • airfoil
  • landing flap
  • wing
  • flaps
  • control surface

Antonyms

  • stay
  • hide
  • natural object
  • artifact

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. flap

noun. ['ˈflæp'] a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body.

Synonyms

  • velum
  • leaflet
  • uvula
  • animal tissue
  • soft palate
  • protective fold

Antonyms

  • outside
  • inside
  • descend
  • disappear

Etymology

  • flappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
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