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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun strap has 4 senses

Verb strap has 4 senses


strapn. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. a band or cord, fr. to twist, to turn (cf. Strophe). Cf. Strop a strap, a piece of rope.].
  •  A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging.  [1913 Webster]
    "A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the strap."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A shoulder strap. See under Shoulder.  [1913 Webster]
Strap bolt, a bolt of which one end is a flat bar of considerable length. -- Strap head (Mach.), a journal box, or pair of brasses, secured to the end of a connecting rod by a strap. See Illust. of Gib and key, under Gib. -- Strap hinge, a hinge with long flaps by which it is fastened, as to a door or wall. -- Strap rail (Railroads), a flat rail formerly used.
strapv. t. 
  •  To beat or chastise with a strap.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fasten or bind with a strap.  Cowper.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.  [1913 Webster]


strap, n. & v.
1 a strip of leather or other flexible material, often with a buckle or other fastening for holding things together etc.
2 a thing like this for keeping a garment in place.
3 a loop for grasping to steady oneself in a moving vehicle.
4 a a strip of metal used to secure or connect. b a leaf of a hinge.
5 Bot. a tongue-shaped part in a floret.
6 (prec. by the) punishment by beating with a strap.
--v.tr. (strapped, strapping)
1 (often foll. by down, up, etc.) secure or bind with a strap.
2 beat with a strap.
3 (esp. as strapped adj.) colloq. subject to a shortage.
4 (often foll. by up) close (a wound) or bind (a part) with adhesive plaster.

strap-work ornamentation imitating plaited straps.
strapper n. strappy adj.
dial. form of STROP



Mystik tape, Scotch tape, aculeate, acuminate, adhesive tape, anchor, band, bandage, barb, baste, bastinado, bathe, batten, beat, belabor, belt, bend, bind, bind up, birch, blacksnake, brace, bridle, buffet, bullwhack, bullwhip, bundle, call, cane, care for, cat, cellophane tape, chain, cinch, cloth tape, club, cowhide, crop, cudgel, cure, cuspidate, cut, diagnose, do up, doctor, drub, edge, enchain, entrammel, fascia, fasten, fetter, file, fillet, flagellate, flagellum, flail, flog, flux, friction tape, fustigate, gird, girdle, girt, girth, give a whipping, give care to, give the stick, grind, gyve, hamper, handcuff, heal, hobble, hog-tie, hone, hopple, horsewhip, knout, kurbash, lace, lash, lath, lay on, leash, ligula, ligule, list, make fast, manacle, masking tape, massage, minister to, moor, nurse, oilstone, operate on, option, peg down, physic, picket, pin down, pinion, pistol-whip, plank, plaster, plastic tape, point, pommel, poultice, pummel, purge, put, put and call, put in irons, quirt, rawhide, razor strap, remedy, reset, restrain, ribband, ribbon, right, rope, rub, scourge, secure, set, shackle, sharpen, shred, sjambok, slat, slip, smite, spank, spiculate, spill, splice, spline, splint, spread, spur, stock option, straddle, straitjacket, strake, strip, stripe, strop, swaddle, swathe, swinge, switch, taenia, tape, tape measure, tapeline, taper, tether, thong, thrash, thump, ticker tape, tie, tie down, tie up, trammel, treat, trounce, truncheon, truss, wallop, whale, whet, whip, whiplash, whop, wire, wrap, wrap up




VB join, unite, conjoin, connect, associate, put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together, tack together, fix together, bind up together together, embody, reembody, roll into one, attach, fix, affix, saddle on, fasten, bind, secure, clinch, twist, make fast, tie, pinion, string, strap, sew, lace, tat, stitch, tack, knit, button, buckle, hitch, lash, truss, bandage, braid, splice, swathe, gird, tether, moor, picket, harness, chain, fetter, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, accouple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, impact, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail, enchase, graft, ingraft, inosculate, entwine, intwine, interlink, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, entangle, twine round, belay, tighten, trice up, screw up, be joined, hang together, hold together, cohere.


N connection, vinculum, link, connective, connection, junction, bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium, bracket, bridge, stepping-stone, isthmus, bond, tendon, tendril, fiber, cord, cordage, riband, ribbon, rope, guy, cable, line, halser, hawser, painter, moorings, wire, chain, string, fastener, fastening, tie, ligament, ligature, strap, tackle, rigging, standing rigging, running rigging, traces, harness, yoke, band ribband, bandage, brace, roller, fillet, inkle, with, withe, withy, thong, braid, girder, tiebeam, girth, girdle, cestus, garter, halter, noose, lasso, surcingle, knot, running knot, cabestro, cinch, lariat, legadero, oxreim, suspenders, pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, U-clamp, C-clamp, cramp, cramp iron, ratchet, detent, larigo, pawl, terret, treenail, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, hank, catch, latch, bolt, latchet, tag, tooth, hook, hook and eye, lock, holdfast, padlock, rivet, anchor, grappling iron, trennel, stake, post, cement, glue, gum, paste, size, wafer, solder, lute, putty, birdlime, mortar, stucco, plaster, grout, viscum, shackle, rein, prop.


VB punish, chastise, chasten, castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice, cowhide, lambaste, visit upon, pay, pay out, serve out, do for, make short work of, give a lesson to, serve one right, make an example of, have a rod in pickle for, give it one, strike, deal a blow to, administer the lash, smite, slap, slap the face, smack, cuff, box the ears, spank, thwack, thump, beat, lay on, swinge, buffet, thresh, thrash, pummel, drub, leather, trounce, sandbag, baste, belabor, lace, lace one's jacket, dress, dress down, give a dressing, trim, warm, wipe, tund, cob, bang, strap, comb, lash, lick, larrup, wallop, whop, flog, scourge, whip, birch, cane, give the stick, switch, flagellate, horsewhip, bastinado, towel, rub down with an oaken towel, rib roast, dust one's jacket, fustigate, pitch into, lay about one, beat black and blue, beat to a mummy, beat to a jelly, give a black eye, tar and feather, pelt, stone, lapidate, masthead, keelhaul, execute, bring to the block, bring to the gallows, behead, decapitate, guillotine, decollate, hang, turn off, gibbet, bowstring, hang draw and quarter, shoot, decimate, burn, break on the wheel, crucify, empale, impale, flay, lynch, electrocute, gas, send to the gas chamber, torture, put on, put to the rack, picket, banish, exile, transport, expel, ostracize, rusticate, drum out, dismiss, disbar, disbench, strike off the roll, unfrock, post, suffer, suffer for, suffer punishment, be flogged, be executed, suffer the ultimate penalty, be hanged, come to the gallows, mount the gallows, swing, twist in the wind, dance upon nothing, die in one's shoes, be rightly served, be electrocuted, fry, ride the lightning, face the firing squad.


N scourge, rod, cane, stick, ratan, rattan, birch, birch rod, azote, blacksnake, bullwhack, chicote, kurbash, quirt, rawhide, sjambok, rod in pickle, switch, ferule, cudgel, truncheon, whip, bullwhip, lash, strap, thong, cowhide, knout, cat, cat o'nine tails, rope's end, pillory, stocks, whipping post, cucking stool, ducking stool, brank, trebuchet, trebuket, triangle, wooden horse, iron maiden, thumbscrew, boot, rack, wheel, iron heel, chinese water torture, treadmill, crank, galleys, scaffold, block, ax, guillotine, stake, cross, gallows, gibbet, tree, drop, noose, rope, halter, bowstring, death chair, electric chair, gas chamber, lethal injection, firing squad, mecate, house of correction, goaler, jailer, executioner, electrocutioner, lyncher, hangman, headsman, Jack Ketch.

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