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clap (venereal disease)

Definition:

a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

claps

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

gonorrhea [American/Canadian spelling] | gonorrhoea [British spelling]

Etymology:

[verb] Old English clæppan "to clap, throb, beat", echoic (compare ... | [noun]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of clap...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Gonorrhea | the clap

a common human sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The usual symptoms in men are burning with urination and penile discharge. Women, on the other hand, are asymptomatic half the time or have vaginal discharge... (38 of 2742 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gonorrhea

Britannica Encyclopedia:

gonorrhea [pathology]

sexually transmitted disease characterized principally by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the genital tract and urethra. It's caused by the ... (21 of 823 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/238536​/gonorrhea

Columbia Encyclopedia:

gonorrhea | Neisseria gonorrhoeae [species]

common infectious disease caused by a bacterium, involving chiefly the mucous membranes of the genitourinary tract. It may occasionally spread to ... (21 of 219 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0821249​.html

New World Dictionary:

gonorrhea | gonorrhoea | gonorrheal [related]

an infectious venereal disease caused by gonococci, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membrane of the genitourinary tract and a discharge of ... (22 of 72 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gonorrhea

American Heritage Dictionary:

gonorrhea | gonorrheal [adjective, related] | gonorrheic [adjective, related]

A sexually transmitted disease caused by gonococcal bacteria that affects the mucous membrane chiefly of the genital and urinary tracts and is ... (22 of 66 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gonorrhea

Merriam-Webster:

gonorrhea | clap | gonorrheal [adjective, related]

a contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane caused by the gonococcus (12 of 57 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gonorrhea

Oxford Dictionary:

gonorrhea | gonorrhoea [British] | gonorrheal [derived]

Syllabification: (gon·or·rhe·a) | a venereal disease involving inflammatory discharge from the urethra or vagina. (13 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/gonorrhea

Cambridge Dictionary:

gonorrhoea | gonorrhea [United States] | clap [slang]

a disease of the sexual organs which can be given from one person to another during sex (17 of 27 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gonorrhoea

Wiktionary:

gonorrhea | gonorrheas [plural] | gonorrhoea | gonorrhœa [British] | the clap [synonym]

An STD caused by a species of bacteria (the gonococcus) that affects the mucous membrane of the genital and urinary tracts. (21 of 26 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gonorrhea

Random House Dictionary:

gonorrhea [pathology] | gonorrhoea [British]

a contagious, purulent inflammation of the urethra or the vagina, caused by the gonococcus. (14 of 23 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gonorrhea

Collins Dictionary:

gonorrhoea | gonorrhea [United States] | gonorrhoeal [derived] | gonorrhoeic [derived] | gonorrheic [adjective, derived]

an infectious venereal disease caused by a gonococcus, characterized by a burning sensation when urinating and a mucopurulent discharge from the ... (21 of 443 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gonorrhoea

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gonorrhoea [uncountable, medical]

a disease affecting the sex organs that is passed on during sex (12 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gonorrhoea

Encarta Dictionary:

gonorrhea | gonorrhoea

a sexually transmitted bacterial disease that causes inflammation of the genital mucous membrane, burning pain when urinating, and a discharge. It's ... (21 of 60 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861614624​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

clap

First use: 1580s

Origin: [verb] Old English clæppan "to clap, throb, beat", echoic (compare ... | [noun] "gonorrhea", of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English ... (21 of 79 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=clap

American Heritage Dictionary:

clap | clapped [past tense] | clapping [present participle] | claps [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English clappen, from Old English clǽppan, ... | Probably from obsolete French clapoir, bubo, from Old French ... (17 of 43 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/clap

Collins Dictionary:

clap

First use: 16th century

Origin: Old English clæppan; related to Old High German klepfen, ... | from Old French clapoir venereal sore, from clapier brothel, ... (21 of 42 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/clap

New World Dictionary:

clap | clapped [past tense] | clapping [present participle]

Origin: Middle English clappen from Old English clæppan, to throb, ... | Middle English claper, brothel, originally rabbit burrow from Old French clapier (21 of 34 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/clap

Wiktionary:

clap | claps [plural] | clapped [past tense] | clapping [present participle]

Origin: Old English clæppan. | the + clap

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/clap

Merriam-Webster:

clap [entry 1, verb] | clapped [past tense] | clapt [past tense] | clapping [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English clappen, from Old English clæppan to throb; akin to Old High German klaphōn to beat

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/clap

clap [entry 3, noun]

First use: 1587

Origin: Middle French clapoir bubo

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/clap show=2

Oxford Dictionary:

clap [entry 1] | clapped [past tense] | clapping [present participle] | claps [3rd-person singular present] | irons

Origin: Old English clappan "throb, beat", of imitative origin. "clap1 (... of the verb)" dates from late Middle English

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/clap

clap [entry 2] | the clap

First use: late 16th century

Origin: Old French clapoir "venereal bubo"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/clap--2

Encarta Dictionary:

clap [entry 1] | claps [plural] | clapped [past tense] | clapping [present participle]

Origin: Old English clæppan from Germanic, an imitation of the sound

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597600​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

clap

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "clap"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/clap

Macmillan British Dictionary:

clap | clapped [past tense] | clapping [present participle] | claps [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "clap"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/clap

clap [noun] | claps [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "clap"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/clap 11

Macmillan American Dictionary:

clap [verb] | clapped [past tense] | clapping [present participle] | claps [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "clap"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/clap

clap [noun] | claps [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "clap"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/clap 10

Cambridge Dictionary:

clap [entry 1] | -pp- [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "clap"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "clap"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/clap 1

the Free Dictionary:

clap

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "clap"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "clap"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "clap" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/clap

Google Dictionary:

clap | claps [plural] | clapped [past tense] | clapping [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "clap"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=clap

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

clap

Audio: North American pronunciation of "clap"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=clap​0001 word=clap

YourDictionary Audio:

clap

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "clap" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/clap

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