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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sap:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sap:


Sap is sometimes a misspelling of shape.

The word sap is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sap

What does sap mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: saps

  1. a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: solution = a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances
    • more specific word: manna = hardened sugary exudation of various trees
  2. a person who lacks good judgment
  3. a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

Alternative definition of the noun sap


  1. [uncountable] The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
  2. [uncountable] The sap-wood, or alburnum, of a tree.
  3. [slang, countable] A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop; a naive person.
  4. [countable, US, slang] A short wooden club; a leather-covered hand weapon; a blackjack.
  5. [military] A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc.

Definition of the verb sap

What does sap mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sapped, sapping

  1. deplete
  2. excavate the earth beneath
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: cave / undermine = hollow out as if making a cave or opening

Alternative definition of the verb sap


  1. [transitive, slang] To strike with a sap (with a blackjack).
  2. [transitive] To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
  3. [transitive, military] To pierce with saps.
  4. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
  5. [transitive] To gradually weaken.
  6. [intransitive] To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps — 12


  1. SAP a.k.a. SAP SE is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, with regional corporate offices in the United States and Canada.
  2. SAP is a brand.
  3. SAP is a venture funded company.


Who is Sap?

Sap: Johnathan King, better known by his stage name Sap is an American hip hop record producer and rapper. SAP is an acronym for "Sound Of A Pioneer". He works closely with producers Cool & Dre, and is signed to their record label Epidemic Records and Cash Money Records. Sap has produced for artists such as Mac Miller, The Game, Schoolboy Q, Tyga, Juicy J, Juelz Santana, Fat Joe, Freddie Gibbs, and Meek Mill among others. He is best known for producing Mac Miller's Platinum single "Donald Trump" and "Watching Movies", and The Game's "Celebration". As a rapper he is the leader of the group The P.I.O.N.E.E.R.S.

  • also known as Johnathan King, Jonathan King, Sap Da Beat Man
  • born on (24 years ago) in Chester
  • nationality: United States of America
  • profession: Rapper, record producer, songwriter
  • genre: Hip hop music
  • albums: "Sap On Da Beat", "Surprise, Surprise", "Sound Of A Pioneer"


  1. Sap is a fictional character from the 2007 Thai action-comedy film Bus Lane.
  2. SAP is a fictional character from the 2010 film Halo Legends.


"Sap" is an award-nominated short film, written and directed by Hyun-Joo Kim.


  1. "SAP" is the first studio EP by the American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on February 4, 1992 through Columbia Records.
  2. "Sap" a.k.a. "Sāp" is a composition.
  3. "Sap" is a musical album of Olivelawn.


  1. Sap a.k.a. Sáp is a village in Hajdú-Bihar county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.
  2. Sap is a village and municipality in the Dunajská Streda District in the Trnava Region of south-west Slovakia. The outlet channel of the Gabčíkovo – Nagymaros Dams re-enters the Danube at the village.
    • also known as Sap, Hungary
    • part of Hungary
  3. Sap a.k.a. Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport Aeropuerto Internacional Ramón Villeda Morales, also known as La Mesa International Airport, is located 11 km from the city of San Pedro Sula, in the Cortés Department in Honduras. The airport is named after Ramón Villeda Morales, who served as President of Honduras from 1957 to 1963.
    • also known as Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport, Ramón Villeda Morales Airport
    • part of Honduras

There are other places with in their name, like SAP Arena.


  1. SAP a.k.a. The Swedish Social Democratic Party, contesting elections as the Arbetarepartiet–Socialdemokraterna, usually referred to just as the 'Social Democrats'; is the oldest and largest political party in Sweden, founded in 1889. In 1917, a schism occurred when the left socialists split from the Social Democrats to form the Swedish Social Democratic Left Party. The symbol of the SAP is traditionally a red rose, which is believed to have been Fredrik Ström's idea. The words of honour, as recorded by the 2001 party programme, are "freedom, equality, and solidarity.
  2. Sap a.k.a. Sanapaná Language: Sanapana is a language of the Paraguayan Chaco. Use is vigorous, and it is a language of instruction in primary schools.
    • also known as Quilyacmoc, Sanam, Quiativis, Saapa, Lanapsua
  3. sap is a gene.
  4. Sap a.k.a. amyloid P component, serum is a gene.
    • also known as 9.5S alpha-1-glycoprotein, pentaxin-related, serum amyloid P component
  5. Sap a.k.a. SH2 domain protein 1A, Duncan's disease (lymphoproliferative syndrome) is a gene.
    • also known as SLAM (signaling lymphocyte activation molecule) associated protein, SH2 domain protein 1A

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sap

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Google previewTextbook of Critical Care (2011)

by Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Patrick Kochanek, Frederick A. Moore, Mitchell P. Fink

SAP is a life-threatening disease, however, that can require intensive support, especially during the initial inflammatory period of SIRS, when massive fluid resuscitation and ventilatory, cardiovascular, renal, and nutritional support may be ...

Google previewThe Liberal Peace and Post-War Reconstruction (2013)

Myth Or Reality? by Roger MacGinty, Oliver Richmond

The Stabilisation and Association Process (SAp) Launched in May 1999, to cover Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedo- nia and Serbia-Montenegro, the SAp is the cornerstone of EU policy of imposing the liberal ...

Google previewRenaissance Woman (1995)

A Sourcebook : Constructions of Femininity in England by Kate Aughterson

Secondly, that in conception the same thing happens as in the curdling of milk: for the body or matter is the milk, the sap is the curdling agent or cause of the reaction. So in conception the female supplies matter only, namely the blood, the ...

Google previewSolids and Liquids (2012)

by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

Sap is a thick liquid produced ...

Google previewCollaboration in Outsourcing (2016)

A Journey to Quality by S. Brinkkemper, Slinger Jansen

SAP is the world's leading provider ofbusiness software solutions. Its mission is to help its clientsachieveconsiderably higher levels of effectiveness and efficiencyintheirbusiness operations – profitable and sustainable growth by enabling ...

Google previewEffective Promotional Planning for E-Business (2012)

by Cathy Ace

SAP is the average CPT that a particular station has sold its airtime at over a particular month, as follows: – Gross Revenue divided by Station Impacts = Station Cost. – Station average price can be further calculated to give SAPs for particular ...

Google previewPolicing for a New South Africa (2005)

by Mike Brogden, Clifford D. Shearing

The 'closed' nature of the political system together with the military nature of the SAP means that most state police practices have been defined as beyond legitimate public concern. Parliamentary debates have indicated that the line between ...

Google previewAdvances in Software Economics (2011)

A Reader on Business Models and Partnering by Karl Popp

SAP is a profit organization, while both ODA and Eclipse are a non-profit association with members. As a consequence, the membership models offers a set benefits that covers a wider range. Benefits are not limited to platform, financial or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2009)

by Harry Henderson

SAP (NYSE symbol: SAP) is a german acronym for Systeme, Anwendungen, und Produkete in der Datenverarbeitung (“Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing”). Five former IBm engineers in germany founded the company in ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

America Strychnos nux-vomica Strychnine All organs India Loganiaceae Viscum album Vincetoxin Leaves, sap Europe, Asia Antiaris toxicaria Antiarine, antiosidine Sap Southeast Asia Loranthaceae Paeonia officinalis Paeonine Rhizome, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Tatnall, Arthur

The SAP portal platform provides a single point of access to a variety of information sources in an organization and enables personalization of this content based on the user's classification. Content is provided in the portal client through a ...

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2013)

by Robert S. Igoe

Maple Sugar Asweetener obtained by concentrating the sap of the maple sugar tree. It consists of approximately 95 percent sucrose, 2 percent invert sugar, and ash. This is the dry form of maple syrup which is used in syrups and candy.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (1997)

by Douglas Q. Adams

Nut Oak Pine Pitch [Sap] Poplar [Aspen, Poplar] Resin [Sap] Root [Branch] Sap Sloetree Sprout [Leaf] Thorn [Branch] Tree Trees ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises of Systems ... [& Supplement] (1803)

We should therefore examine the sap as early in the season as possible, and at all events before the leaves have expanded. For the most complete set of experiments hitherto made upon the sap, we are indebted to Mr Vauquelin. An account ...

Google previewDictionary of the Lepcha-Language (1898)

by George Byres Mainwaring

Sart — Sap Jap— Sam-Si San 1. s. dry wood as for fire-wood mi Sah van burnt wood M.; adjly. of wood; belonging to wood, Sah fak vb. to dry wood before fire; Sah vom and Sah Suit damp wood; Sah Son vb. to dry wood; Sail hriip vb. to ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

The sap advances by a series of zigzags, so directed as not to be exposed to an enfilading fire from the fortress.

Sap-boil'er. A furnace with pans for evaporating the sap of the maple.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Developing World (2006)

by Thomas M. Leonard

As with IMF/World Bank packages elsewhere, Ghana's SAP entailed trade liberalization; public-sector retrenchment; removal of subsidies on food, petrol. and social services, including health and education. increased taxes, privatization.

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Quotes about Sap

Iron rusts from disue; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. (Leonardo da Vinci)
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Scrabble value of S1A1P3

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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