strop

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stɹɒp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒp

Etymology 1[edit]

Same as strap (which see); recorded in English since 1702.

Noun[edit]

strop (plural strops)

  1. A strap; more specifically a piece of leather or a substitute (notably canvas), or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for honing a razor, in this sense also called razor strop.
  2. (Britain) A bad mood or temper (see stroppy.)
  3. (nautical) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.
Synonyms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

strop (third-person singular simple present strops, present participle stropping, simple past and past participle stropped)

  1. (obsolete) To strap.
  2. (recorded since 1842; now most used) To hone (a razor) with a strop.
    One should strop the razor before each shave.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

From apostrophe, due to use of apostrophes as single quotation marks to indicate boldface in ALGOL 60.[1] Other methods were used, especially in ALGOL 68, where the earlier matched apostrophes were no longer common,[2] and the term became used more generally for any such method.

Verb[edit]

strop (third-person singular simple present strops, present participle stropping, simple past and past participle stropped)

  1. (computing) To mark a sequence of letters syntactically as having a special property, such as being a keyword, e.g. by enclosing in apostrophes as in 'foo' or writing in uppercase as in FOO.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

strop (plural strops)

  1. (slang) A poor-quality or unsaleable diamond.
    • 2005, Renée Rose Shield, Diamond Stories: Enduring Change on 47th Street (page 156)
      [] he almost fell out of the phone booth laughing and said to her, 'Boy, did my son buy a strop! Did he get stuck!'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Proceedings of an International Conference on ALGOL 68 Implementation: Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, June 18-20, 1974, ed. Peter R. King, University of Manitoba. Dept. of Computer Science, p. 148 – More serious problems are posed by "stropping," the technique used to distinguish boldface text from roman text. Some implementations demand apostrophes around boldface (whence the name stropping); others require backspacing and underlining; ...
  2. ^ Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 68, p. 123, footnote

Anagrams[edit]


Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin stroppus[1], from Ancient Greek στρόφος (stróphos, rope), from στρέφω (stréphō, to twist).

Noun[edit]

strop n (plural stroapi or stroape)

  1. pole
  2. stick
  3. (figuratively) beating

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ. Compare obsolete Bulgarian строп (strop, floor, storey), Serbo-Croatian strȍp (which may be borrowed from Czech).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strop m

  1. ceiling

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

strop c (singular definite stroppen, plural indefinite stropper)

  1. strap
  2. loop
  3. hanger

Inflection[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strop m (plural stroppen, diminutive stropje n)

  1. A noose
  2. (by metonymy) hanging (execution)
  3. (figuratively) bad luck, loss
  4. A loop
  5. A rascal, brat

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strop m inan

  1. (construction) ceiling
  2. (geology) roof (the upper part of a cavity)

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • strop in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • strop in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From stropi.

Noun[edit]

strop m (plural stropi)

  1. drop; droplet (of liquid)
  2. (figuratively) a small quantity of something, such as a grain

Related terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

Noun[edit]

strȍp m (Cyrillic spelling стро̏п)

  1. A ceiling

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strȍp m inan

  1. ceiling (highest portion of room)

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. stròp
gen. sing. strôpa
singular dual plural
nominative stròp strôpa strôpi
accusative stròp strôpa strôpe
genitive strôpa strôpov strôpov
dative strôpu strôpoma strôpom
locative strôpu strôpih strôpih
instrumental strôpom strôpoma strôpi

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Antonyms[edit]