Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Clamatores noun plural [ Latin clamator , plural clamatores , a bawler.] (Zoology) A division of passerine birds in which the vocal muscles are but little developed, so that they lack the power of singing.
Clamatorial adjective (Zoology) Like or pertaining to the Clamatores.
Clambake noun The backing or steaming of clams on heated stones, between layers of seaweed; hence, a picnic party, gathered on such an occasion.
Clamber intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clambered
; present participle & verbal noun Clambering
.] [ OE clambren
, to heap together, climb; akin to Icelandic klambra
to clamp, German klammern
. Confer Clamp
.] To climb with difficulty, or with hands and feet; -- also used figuratively.
The narrow street that clambered toward the mill.
Clamber noun The act of clambering. T. Moore.
Clamber transitive verb To ascend by climbing with difficulty.
Clambering the walls to eye him.
Clamjamphrie noun Low, worthless people; the rabble. [ Scot.] Jamieson.
Clammily adverb In a clammy manner. "Oozing so clammily ." Hood.
Clamminess noun State of being clammy or viscous.
[ Compar. Clammier
; superl. Clammiest
.] [ Confer Anglo-Saxon clām
clay. See Clam
to clog, and confer Clay
.] Having the quality of being viscous or adhesive; soft and sticky; glutinous; damp and adhesive, as if covered with a cold perspiration.
[ Old French clamour
, French clameur
, from Latin clamor
, from clamare
to cry out. See Claim
.] 1. A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation. Shak. 2. Any loud and continued noise. Addison. 3. A continued expression of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry. Macaulay. Syn.
-- Outcry; exclamation; noise; uproar.
Clamor transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clamored
; present participle & verbal noun Clamoring
.] 1. To salute loudly.
The people with a shout 2. To stun with noise.
Rifted the air, clamoring their god with praise.
[ R.] Bacon. 3. To utter loudly or repeatedly; to shout.
Clamored their piteous prayer incessantly.
To clamor bells, to repeat the strokes quickly so as to produce a loud clang.
Clamor intransitive verb To utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to complain; to make importunate demands.
The obscure bird
Clamored the livelong night.
Clamorer noun One who clamors.
Clamorous adjective [ Late Latin clamorosus , for Latin Clamosus : confer Old French clamoreux .] Speaking and repeating loud words; full of clamor; calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; loud; turbulent. "My young ones were clamorous for a morning's excursion." Southey. -- Clam"or*ous*ly , adverb -- Clam"or*ous*ness , noun
[ Confer LG. & Dutch klamp
, Danish klampe
, also Dutch klampen
to fasten, clasp. Confer Clamber
.] 1. Something rigid that holds fast or binds things together; a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces together. 2. (a) An instrument with a screw or screws by which work is held in its place or two parts are temporarily held together. (b) (Joinery) A piece of wood placed across another, or inserted into another, to bind or strengthen. 3. One of a pair of movable pieces of lead, or other soft material, to cover the jaws of a vise and enable it to grasp without bruising. 4. (Shipbuilding) A thick plank on the inner part of a ship's side, used to sustain the ends of beams. 5. A mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for roasting, or of coal for coking. 6. A mollusk. See Clam .
[ Obsolete] Clamp nails
, nails used to fasten on clamps in ships.
(klămp) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clamped
(klămt; 215) present participle & verbal noun Clamping
.] 1. To fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp. 2. To cover, as vegetables, with earth.
[ Prob. an imitative word. Confer Clank
.] A heavy footstep; a tramp.
Clamp intransitive verb To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump.
The policeman with clamping feet.
Clamper noun An instrument of iron, with sharp prongs, attached to a boot or shoe to enable the wearer to walk securely upon ice; a creeper. Kane.
[ Gael. clann
offspring, descendants; akin to Ir. clann
, offspring, tribe, family; perhaps from Latin plania
scion, slip, cutting. Confer Plant
] 1. A tribe or collection of families, united under a chieftain, regarded as having the same common ancestor, and bearing the same surname; as, the clan of Macdonald.
"I have marshaled my clan
." Campbell. 2. A clique; a sect, society, or body of persons; esp., a body of persons united by some common interest or pursuit; -- sometimes used contemptuously.
Partidge and the rest of his clan may hoot me.
The whole clan of the enlightened among us.
Clan-na-Gael noun [ Ir., clan of the Gaels.] A secret society of Irish Fenians founded in Philadelphia in 1881.
[ Latin clancularius
, from clanculum
secretly, adverb dim. of clam
secretly.] Conducted with secrecy; clandestine; concealed.
Not close and clancular , but frank and open.
Clancularly adverb privately; secretly. [ Obsolete]
Clandestine adjective [ Latin clandestinus , from clam secretly; akin to celare , English conceal : confer French clandestin .] Conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage. Locke. Syn. -- Hidden; secret; private; concealed; underhand; sly; stealthy; surreptitious; furtive; fraudulent. -- Clan*des"tine*ly , adverb -- Clan*des"tine*ness , noun
Clandestinity noun Privacy or secrecy. [ R.]
(klăng) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clanged
(klăngd); present participle & verbal noun Clanging
.] [ Latin clangere
; akin to Greek kla`zein
to clash, scream; or perhaps to English clank
.] To strike together so as to produce a ringing metallic sound.
The fierce Caretes . . . clanged their sounding arms.
Clang intransitive verb To give out a clang; to resound. " Clanging hoofs." Tennyson.
Clang noun 1. A loud, ringing sound, like that made by metallic substances when clanged or struck together.
The broadsword's deadly clang , 2. (Mus.) Quality of tone.
As if a thousand anvils rang.
Sir W. Scott.
[ Latin , from clangere
. See Clang
, transitive verb
] A sharp, harsh, ringing sound. Dryden.
Clangorous adjective [ Late Latin clangorosus .] Making a clangor; having a ringing, metallic sound.
Clangous adjective Making a clang, or a ringing metallic sound. [ Obsolete]
Clanjamfrie noun Same as Clamjamphrie .
[ Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
[ Akin to clink
, and of imitative origin; confer German klang
sound, Dutch klank
. Confer Clang
.] A sharp, brief, ringing sound, made by a collision of metallic or other sonorous bodies; -- usually expressing a duller or less resounding sound than clang , and a deeper and stronger sound than clink .
But not in chains to pine,
His spirit withered with tyeur clank .
Clank transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clanked
; present participle & verbal noun Clanking
.] To cause to sound with a clank; as, the prisoners clank their chains.
Clank intransitive verb To sound with a clank.
Clankless adjective Without a clank. Byreon.
Clannish adjective Of or pertaining to a clan; closely united, like a clan; disposed to associate only with one's clan or clique; actuated by the traditions, prejudices, habits, etc., of a clan. -- Clan"nish*ly , adverb -- Clan"nish*ness , noun
Clanship noun A state of being united together as in a clan; an association under a chieftain.
; plural Clansmen
. One belonging to the same clan with another.
(klăp) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clapped
(klăpt); present participle & verbal noun Clapping
.] [ Anglo-Saxon clappan
; akin to Icelandic & Swedish klappa
, D, klappen
, to clap, prate, German klaffen
, intransitive verb , to split open, yelp, klopfen
, transitive verb & i., to knock.] 1. To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.
Then like a bird it sits and sings, 2. To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; -- often followed by to , into , on , or upon .
And whets and claps its silver wings.
He had just time to get in and clap to the door.
Clap an extinguaisher upon your irony. 3. To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance. To clap hands
. (a) To pledge faith by joining hands.
[ Obsolete] Shak. (b) To express contempt or derision.
[ Obsolete] Lam. ii. 15.
-- To clap hold of
, to seize roughly or quickly.
-- To clap up
. (a) To imprison hastily or without due formality. (b) To make or contrive hastily.
[ Obsolete] "Was ever match clapped up
so suddenly?" Shak.
Clap intransitive verb 1. To knock, as at a door.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. To strike the hands together in applause.
Their ladies bid them clap . 3. To come together suddenly with noise.
The doors around me clapped . 4. To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into .
[ Obsolete] "Shall we clap
into it roundly, without . . . saying we are hoarse?" Shak. 5. To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
(klăp) noun 1. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.
"Give the door such a clap
, as you go out, as will shake the whole room." Swift. 2. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.
Horrible claps of thunder. 3. A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
What, fifty of my followers at a clap ! 4. A striking of hands to express approbation.
Unextrected claps or hisses. 5. Noisy talk; chatter.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 6. (Falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk. Clap dish
. See Clack dish , under Clack , noun
-- Clap net
, a net for taking birds, made to close or clap together.
Clap noun [ Confer Old French clapoir .] Gonorrhea.
1. A narrow board, thicker at one edge than at the other; -- used for weatherboarding the outside of houses. [ U. S.] 2. A stave for a cask. [ Eng.] Halliwell.
Clapboard transitive verb To cover with clapboards; as, to clapboard the sides of a house. [ U. S.] Bartlett.
Clapbread, Clapcake noun Oatmeal cake or bread clapped or beaten till it is thin. [ Obsolete] Halliwell.
Clape noun (Zoology) A bird; the flicker.
Clapper noun 1. A person who claps. 2. That which strikes or claps, as the tongue of a bell, or the piece of wood that strikes a mill hopper, etc. See Illust. of Bell . Clapper rail (Zoology)
, an Americam species of rail ( Rallus scepitans ).
Clapper noun [ French clapier .] A rabbit burrow. [ Obsolete]