[ra-pawr, -pohr, ruh-] /ræˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr, rə-/
relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic relation:
a teacher trying to establish close rapport with students.
(often foll by with) a sympathetic relationship or understanding See also en rapport
1660s, “reference, relation, relationship,” from French rapport “bearing, yield, produce; harmony, agreement, intercourse,” back-formation from rapporter “bring back; refer to,” from re- “again” (see re-) + apporter “to bring,” from Latin apportare “to bring,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + portare “to carry” (see port (n.1)).
Psychological meaning “intense harmonious accord,” as between therapist and patient, is first attested 1894, though the word had been used in a very similar sense with reference to mesmerism from 1845 (first recorded in Poe). Cf. also report (n.). Johnson frowns on the word and credits its use in English to Sir William Temple, naturalizer of French terms, who did use it but was not the first to do so.
rapport rap·port (rā-pôr’, rə-)
Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.
[rap-rohsh-mahn; French ra-prawsh-mahn] /ˌræp roʊʃˈmɑ̃; French ra prɔʃˈmɑ̃/ noun 1. an establishment or reestablishment of harmonious relations: a rapprochement reached between warring factions. /raprɔʃmɑ̃/ noun 1. a resumption of friendly relations, esp between two countries n. “establishment of cordial relations,” 1809, from French rapprochement “reunion, reconciliation,” literally “a bringing near,” from rapprocher “bring near,” from […]
[rap] /ræp/ verb (used with object), rapped, rapping. 1. to strike, especially with a quick, smart, or light blow: He rapped the door with his cane. 2. to utter sharply or vigorously: to rap out a command. 3. (of a spirit summoned by a medium) to communicate (a message) by raps (often followed by out). […]
[rap-skal-yuh n] /ræpˈskæl yən/ noun 1. a rascal; rogue; scamp. /ræpˈskæljən/ noun 1. a disreputable person; rascal or rogue n. 1690s, alteration of rascallion (1640s), a fanciful elaboration of rascal (q.v.). It had a parallel in now-extinct rampallion (1590s), from Middle English ramp (n.2) “ill-behaved woman.”
noun 1. a usually informal or unstructured group discussion, attended especially by people with shared interests, concerns, or problems. noun phrase