Definition of SNAP

noun : SNAP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May" ;

  • 3. (

    ) tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections ;

  • 5. (

    ) the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "servants appeared at the snap of his fingers" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a sudden breaking ;

  • 8. (

    ) the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap" ;

  • 9. (

    ) an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera; "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends" ;

  • 12. (

    ) the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "he gave his fingers a snap" ;

  • 13. (

    ) (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap" ;

verb : SNAP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us" ;

  • 3. (

    ) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped" ;

  • 4. (

    ) move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward" ;

  • 5. (

    ) close with a snapping motion; "The lock snapped shut" ;

  • 7. (

    ) move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us" ;

  • 9. (

    ) put in play with a snap; "snap a football" ;

  • 11. (

    ) lose control of one's emotions; "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped" ;

  • 12. (

    ) bring the jaws together; "he snapped indignantly" ;

  • 13. (

    ) record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President" ;