R'ASP, n. [See Rase.] 1. A large rough file; a grater. 2. A raspberry, which see. R'ASP, v.t. [See Rase.] To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder.
I. verbEtymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French *rasper, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rasp?n to scrape together Date: 14th century transitive verb1. to rub with something rough; specifically to abrade with a rasp 2. to grate upon ;irritate3. to utter in a raspy tone intransitive verb1.scrape2. to produce a grating sound • raspernoun • raspinglyadverbII. nounDate: circa 1512 1. a coarse file with cutting points instead of lines 2. something used for rasping 3.a. an act of rasping b. a rasping sound, sensation, or effect
n. & v. --n. a coarse kind of file having separate teeth. --v. 1 tr. a scrape with a rasp. b scrape roughly. c (foll. by off, away) remove by scraping. 2 a intr. make a grating sound. b tr. say gratingly or hoarsely. 3 tr. grate upon (a person or a person's feelings), irritate. Derivatives: raspingly adv. raspy adj. Etymology: ME f. OF raspe(r) ult. f. WG
Rasp Rasp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rasped; p. pr. & vb. n. Rasping.] [OF. rasper, F. r[^a]per, to scrape, grate, rasp, fr. OHG. rasp[=o]n to scrape together, to collect, probably akin to E. rap. Cf. Rap to snatch.] 1. To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder. 2. Hence, figuratively: To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language; as, some sounds rasp the ear; his insults rasped my temper.
Rasp Rasp, n. [OE. raspe, OF. raspe, F. r[^a]pe. See Rasp, v.] 1. A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file. 2. The raspberry. [Obs.] ``Set sorrel amongst rasps, and the rasps will be smaller.'' --Bacon. Rasp palm (Bot.), a Brazilian palm tree (Iriartea exorhiza) which has strong a["e]rial roots like a screw pine. The roots have a hard, rough surface, and are used by the natives for graters and rasps, whence the common name.
(rasps, rasping, rasped) 1. If someone rasps, their voice or breathing is harsh and unpleasant to listen to. 'Where've you put it?' he rasped...He fell back into the water, his breath rasping in his heaving chest...VERB: V with quote, V • Rasp is also a noun. He was still laughing when he heard the rasp of Rennie's voice.N-SING: with supp 2. If something rasps or if you rasp it, it makes a harsh, unpleasant sound as it rubs against something hard or rough. Sabres rasped from scabbards and the horsemen spurred forward...Foden rasped a hand across his chin...VERB: V prep, V n prep • Rasp is also a noun. ...the rasp of something being drawn across the sand.N-SING: with supp