What is yap?

  • (noun): Informal terms for the mouth.
    Synonyms: trap, cakehole, hole, maw, gob
    See also — Additional definitions below


Yap, also known as Wa'ab by the locals, is an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. It is located in Yap State of the Federated States of Micronesia. The island of Yap actually consists of four continental islands (hence the alternative name of the Yap Islands). Yap's indigenous cultures and traditions are still strong compared to other neighboring islands. The four are very close together and joined within a common coral reef and entirely formed from an uplift of the Philippine Sea Plate. The land is mostly rolling hills densely covered with vegetation. Mangrove swamps line much of the shore. An outer barrier reef surrounds the islands, enclosing a lagoon between the fringing barrier reef.

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... and forms a legislative district in Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia ... and 250 kilometres (160 mi) southeast of the island of Yap ... Sorol is a municipality with the state of Yap although its population has been listed with Fais in some statistical publications ...
Ski For Two - "The Sleigh"
... Lyrics are as follows Lightly flying o'er snow Ah hey yap yap yap yap yap yap With sleighbells ringing, gaily singing Merrily we go All the world's a blanket white Of snow so cold and crisp and light With sharp winds ... Ah hey yap yap yap yap yap yap Ochi chornyye, ochi strastnyye (in Russian Очи черные, очи страстные (first line from Dark Eyes)) Merrily we go Oh ah oh, merrily on we go Oh ah oh ...
List Of Wettest Tropical Cyclones By Country - Federated States of Micronesia - Yap
... Storm Location Ref Rank mm in 1 594.4 23.40 Ruby 1982 Yap Island WSO Airport 2 390.9 15.39 Imbudo 2003 Yap Island WSO Airport 3 318.5 12.54 Winnie 1969 Yap Island ...
The Hippo Signaling Pathway in Cancer
... Hippo signaling pathway are recognized as tumor suppressors, while Yki/YAP/TAZ is identified as an oncogene ... In fact, YAP has been found to be elevated in some human cancers, including breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and liver cancer ... This may be explained by YAP’s recently defined role in overcoming contact inhibition, a fundamental growth control property of normal cells in culture in which proliferation stops after cells reach confluence ...
Yap - Transportation
... Yap International Airport receives service from United Airlines. ...

More definitions of "yap":

  • (verb): Bark in a high-pitched tone.
    Synonyms: yelp, yip