Rasp



[rasp, rahsp] /ræsp, rɑsp/

verb (used with object)
1.
to scrape or abrade with a rough instrument.
2.
to scrape or rub roughly:
The glacier rasped the valley floor.
3.
to grate upon or irritate:
The sound rasped his nerves.
4.
to utter with a grating sound:
to rasp out an answer.
verb (used without object)
5.
to scrape or grate.
6.
to make a grating sound.
noun
7.
an act of rasping.
8.
a rasping sound.
9.
a coarse file, used mainly on wood, having separate conical teeth.
10.
(in an insect) a roughened surface used in stridulation.
/rɑːsp/
noun
1.
a harsh grating noise
2.
a coarse file with rows of raised teeth
verb
3.
(transitive) to scrape or rub (something) roughly, esp with a rasp; abrade
4.
to utter with or make a harsh grating noise
5.
to irritate (one’s nerves or senses); grate (upon)
/rɑːsp/
noun
1.
an informal or Scot word for raspberry
v.

mid-13c., “to scrape,” from Middle Dutch raspen and from Old French rasper (Modern French râper) “to grate, rasp,” which is perhaps from a West Germanic source (cf. Old English gehrespan) akin to the root of raffle. Vocalic sense is from 1843. Related: Rasped; rasping.
n.

“coarse file,” 1540s, from Middle French raspe (Modern French râpe), from Old French rasper “to rasp” (see rasp (v.)).

language
[“RASP – A Language with Operations on Fuzzy Sets”, D.D. Djakovic, Comp Langs 13(3):143-148 (1988)].
(1995-05-10)

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