Definition of Lap
1. Noun. The upper side of the thighs of a seated person. "He picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
2. Verb. Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another.
3. Noun. An area of control or responsibility. "The job fell right in my lap"
4. Verb. Pass the tongue over. "The dog licked her hand"
5. Noun. The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs. "His lap was covered with food stains"
Generic synonyms: Cloth Covering
Group relationships: Skirt, Pant, Trouser
6. Verb. Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound. "The curtain swooshed open"
7. Noun. A flap that lies over another part. "The lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
Specialized synonyms: Cuff, Turnup, Lapel, Lappet
Generic synonyms: Flap
Derivative terms: Overlap
8. Verb. Take up with the tongue. "The cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
9. Noun. Movement once around a course. "He drove an extra lap just for insurance"
Generic synonyms: Locomotion, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Pace Lap, Lap Of Honour, Victory Lap
Derivative terms: Circle, Circle, Circular, Circulate
10. Verb. Wash or flow against. "The waves laved the shore"
11. Noun. Touching with the tongue. "The dog's laps were warm and wet"
Definition of Lap
1. n. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.
2. v. t. To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.
3. v. t. To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth.
4. v. i. To be turned or folded; to lie partly upon or by the side of something, or of one another; as, the cloth laps back; the boats lap; the edges lap.
5. v. i. To take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something.
6. v. t. To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue.
7. n. The act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap.
Definition of Lap
1. Noun. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. ¹
2. Noun. An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth. ¹
3. Noun. The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered; figuratively, a place of rearing and fostering; as, to be reared in the lap of luxury. ¹
4. Noun. The upper legs of a seated person. ¹
5. Noun. (qualifier archaic (17th century)), (euphemistic) The female pudenda. ¹
6. Noun. (construction) component that overlaps or covers any portion of the same or adjacent component. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) to fold, wrap ¹
8. Verb. (transitive) to wrap around, enwrap, wrap up ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) to envelop, enfold ¹
10. Verb. (intransitive) to wind around ¹
11. Verb. (transitive) To place or lay (something) so as to overlap another. ¹
12. Verb. (transitive) To polish, e.g., a surface, until smooth. ¹
13. Verb. (intransitive) To lie partly on or over something; to overlap. ¹
14. Verb. (transitive) To overtake a straggler in a race by completing one more lap than them. ¹
15. Noun. the act or process of lapping ¹
16. Noun. That part of any substance or fixture which extends over, or lies upon, or by the side of, a part of another; as, the lap of a board; also, the measure of such extension over or upon another thing. ¹
17. Noun. The amount by which a slide valve at its half stroke overlaps a port in the seat, being equal to the distance the valve must move from its mid stroke position in order to begin to open the port. Used alone, lap refers to outside lap. See Outside lap (below). ¹
18. Noun. The state or condition of being in part extended over or by the side of something else; or the extent of the overlapping; as, the second boat got a lap of half its length on the leader. ¹
19. Noun. (sports) One circuit around a race track, or one traversal down and then back the length of a pool; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps, to swim two laps. ¹
20. Noun. In card playing and other games, the points won in excess of the number necessary to complete a game; — so called when they are counted in the score of the following game. ¹
21. Noun. A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine. ¹
22. Noun. A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, used to hold a cutting or polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, and the like, or in polishing cutlery, etc. It is usually in the form of wheel or disk, which revolves on a vertical axis. ¹
23. Verb. (transitive) To slurp up a liquid (like water) as a dog. ¹
24. Verb. (intransitive of water) To wash against a surface with a splashing sound; to swash ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Lap
1. to fold over or around something [v LAPPED, LAPPING, LAPS]
Medical Definition of Lap
1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.
2. An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth. "If he cuts off but a lap of truth's garment, his heart smites him." (Fuller)
3. The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered; figuratively, a place of rearing and fostering; as, to be reared in the lap of luxury. "Men expect that happiness should drop into their laps." (Tillotson)
4. That part of any substance or fixture which extends over, or lies upon, or by the side of, a part of another; as, the lap of a board; also, the measure of such extension over or upon another thing.
The lap of shingles or slates in roofing is the distance one course extends over the second course below, the distance over the course immediately below being called the cover.
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