chap: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chap), [key]
— v., n. chapped, chap•ping,
  1. to crack, roughen, and redden (the skin): The windy, cold weather chapped her lips.
  2. to cause (the ground, wood, etc.) to split, crack, or open in clefts: The summer heat and drought chapped the riverbank.
  1. to become chapped.
  1. a fissure or crack, esp. in the skin.
  2. a knock; rap.


Pronunciation: (chap), [key]
— n.
  1. a fellow; man or boy.
  2. a baby or young child.
  3. a customer.


Pronunciation: (chop, chap), [key]
— n.
  1. chop.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Chaplain.
  2. chapter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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