Definitions for LAPlæp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the front part of the human body from the waist to the knees when in a sitting position.
the part of the clothing that covers this part of the body.
a place, environment, or situation of rest or nurture:
the lap of luxury.
an area of responsibility, care, charge, or control:
They dropped the problem right in my lap.
a hollow place, as a hollow among hills.
a part of a garment that extends over another:
the lap of a coat.
a loose border or fold.
Origin of lap:
bef. 900; ME lappe, OE læppa, c. OFris lappa, OS lappo fold, skirt
laplæp(v.; n.)lapped, lap•ping
(v.t.)to fold over or around something; wrap or wind.
to enwrap in something; wrap up; clothe.
to envelop or enfold:
lapped in luxury.
to lay (something) partly over something underneath.
to lie partly over (something underneath); overlap.
to get a lap or more ahead of (a competitor) in racing.
to cut or polish with a lap.
to join, as by scarfing, to form a single, uniform piece.
Category: Building Trades
(v.i.)to fold or wind around something.
to lie partly over or alongside of something else.
to lie upon and extend beyond a thing; overlap.
to extend beyond a limit.
(n.)the act of lapping.
the amount of material required to go around a thing once.
a complete circuit of a course, as in racing.
one stage of a long trip, undertaking, etc.
an overlapping part.
the extent or amount of overlapping.
a rotating wheel or disk holding an abrasive or polishing powder on its surface, used for gems, cutlery, etc.
Origin of lap:
1250–1300; ME lappen to fold, wrap; akin to lap1
laplæp(v.; n.)lapped, lap•ping
(v.t.)(of water) to wash against or beat upon (something) with a light, slapping or splashing sound.
to take in (liquid) with the tongue; lick in.
(v.i.)to wash or move in small waves with a light, slapping or splashing sound:
The water lapped gently against the mooring.
to take up liquid with the tongue; lick up a liquid.
lap up, to take up (liquid) with the tongue, esp. eagerly. to receive enthusiastically: to be persuaded about gullibly.
to lap up applause.
Category: Verb Phrase, Informal
(n.)the act of lapping liquid.
the lapping of water against something.
the sound of this:
the quiet lap of the sea on the rocks.
something lapped up, as liquid food for dogs.
Origin of lap:
bef. 1000; ME lappen, alter. of lapen, OE lapian, c. MLG, MD lapen, OHG laffan
the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
"he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
an area of control or responsibility
"the job fell right in my lap"
lap, lap covering(noun)
the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
"his lap was covered with food stains"
a flap that lies over another part
"the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
lap, circle, circuit(noun)
movement once around a course
"he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
touching with the tongue
"the dog's laps were warm and wet"
lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
pass the tongue over
"the dog licked her hand"
lap, swish, swosh, swoosh(verb)
move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
"The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"
lap, lap up, lick(verb)
take up with the tongue
"The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
lave, lap, wash(verb)
wash or flow against
"the waves laved the shore"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the part of your legs you can rest sth on when you sit; = knee
Come sit on my lap, sweetheart.
one time around a racetrack
the final lap; a lap of honor
(of an animal) to lick liquid with its tongue
a cat lapping its milk
(of water) to gently and repeatedly touch
waves lapping the seashore; water lapping against the boat
to move a lap ahead of sb in a race
The race leader is now lapping the other runners.
the loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron
an edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth
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
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 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)
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
one circuit around a race track, esp. when the distance is a small fraction of a mile; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps. See Lap, to fold, 2
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
a sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine
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
to rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap
to cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10
to fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth
to wrap or wind around something
to infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish
to lay or place over anything so as to partly or wholly cover it; as, to lap one shingle over another; to lay together one partly over another; as, to lap weather-boards; also, to be partly over, or by the side of (something); as, the hinder boat lapped the foremost one
to lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working
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
to take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something
to make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the tongue
to take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue
the act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap
the sound of lapping
A lap is a surface created between the knee and hips of a bipedal being when it is in a seated or lying down position.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In naval mine warfare, that section or strip of an area assigned to a single sweeper or formation of sweepers for a run through the area.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'LAP' in Nouns Frequency: #2225
Translations for LAP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the part from waist to knees of a person who is sitting
The baby was lying in its mother's lap.
- coloPortuguese (BR)
- der SchoßGerman
- γόνατα, αγκαλιάGreek
- regazo, rodillasSpanish
- गोद, आंचलHindi
- fang, skjødNorwegian
- podołek, łonoPolish
- колени (сидящего человека)Russian
- knä, sköteSwedish
- (坐時的)大腿前部Chinese (Trad.)
- بیٹھے ہوئے آدمی کی گودUrdu
- (坐着时)膝上腰下的大腿部分，大腿前部Chinese (Simp.)
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