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"

Generic synonyms: Thigh



2. Verb. Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another.
Generic synonyms: Lie

3. Noun. An area of control or responsibility. "The job fell right in my lap"
Generic synonyms: Area, Arena, Domain, Field, Orbit, Sphere
Specialized synonyms: Lap Of The Gods

4. Verb. Pass the tongue over. "The dog licked her hand"
Exact synonyms: Lick
Generic synonyms: Stroke
Specialized synonyms: Tongue
Derivative terms: Lick

5. Noun. The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs. "His lap was covered with food stains"
Exact synonyms: Lap Covering
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"
Exact synonyms: Swish, Swoosh, Swosh
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Swish

7. Noun. A flap that lies over another part. "The lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
Exact synonyms: Overlap
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"
Exact synonyms: Lap Up, Lick
Generic synonyms: Drink, Imbibe

9. Noun. Movement once around a course. "He drove an extra lap just for insurance"
Exact synonyms: Circle, Circuit
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"
Exact synonyms: Lave, Wash
Generic synonyms: Flow

11. Noun. Touching with the tongue. "The dog's laps were warm and wet"
Exact synonyms: Lick
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Derivative terms: Lick

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. 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. 5. 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). 6. 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. 7. One circuit around a race track, especially. When the distance is a small fraction of a mile; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps. See Lap, to fold. 8. 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. 9. A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fibre prepared for the carding machine. 10. 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. Lap joint, a joint made by one layer, part, or piece, overlapping another, as in the scarfing of timbers. Lap weld, a lap joint made by welding together overlapping edges or ends. Inside lap, lap of the valve with respect to the exhaust port. Outside lap, lap with respect to the admission, or steam, port. Origin: OE. Lappe, AS. Laeppa; akin to D. Lap patch, piece, G. Lappen, OHG. Lappa, Dan. Lap, Sw. Lapp. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lap

lantzman
lantzmen
lanuginous
lanugo
lanugo hair
lanugos
lanx
lanyard
lanyards
lanyer
lanyers
laocoon
laogai
laogais
laojiao
lap (current term)
lap-dance
lap-dancer
lap-dances
lap-dog
lap-jointed
lap-pool
lap-strake
lap-straked
lap-streak
lap-streaked
lap belt
lap belts
lap cat
lap cats

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