What does LAP mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lap(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. lap(noun)

    an area of control or responsibility

    "the job fell right in my lap"

  3. lap, lap covering(noun)

    the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs

    "his lap was covered with food stains"

  4. lap, overlap(noun)

    a flap that lies over another part

    "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"

  5. lap, circle, circuit(noun)

    movement once around a course

    "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

  6. lick, lap(verb)

    touching with the tongue

    "the dog's laps were warm and wet"

  7. lap(verb)

    lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

  8. lick, lap(verb)

    pass the tongue over

    "the dog licked her hand"

  9. 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"

  10. 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"

  11. lave, lap, wash(verb)

    wash or flow against

    "the waves laved the shore"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lap(noun)

    the loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  2. Lap(noun)

    an edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  3. Lap(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

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  4. Lap(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

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  5. Lap(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)

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  6. Lap(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

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  7. Lap(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  8. Lap(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

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  9. Lap(noun)

    a sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  10. Lap(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

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  11. Lap(verb)

    to rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  12. Lap(verb)

    to cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  13. Lap(noun)

    to fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  14. Lap(noun)

    to wrap or wind around something

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  15. Lap(noun)

    to infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  16. Lap(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  17. Lap(noun)

    to lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  18. Lap(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  19. Lap(verb)

    to take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  20. Lap(verb)

    to make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the tongue

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  21. Lap(verb)

    to take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  22. Lap(noun)

    the act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

  23. Lap(noun)

    the sound of lapping

    Etymology: [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. lppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. , W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.]

Freebase

  1. Lap

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lap

    lap, v.t. to lick up with the tongue: to wash or flow against.—v.i. to drink by licking up a liquid: to make a sound of such a kind:—pr.p. lap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. lapped.—n. a motion or sound like lapping. [A.S. lapian; Low Ger. lappen; L. lambĕre, Gr. laptein.]

  2. Lap

    lap, n. the loose or overhanging flap of anything: the part of a substance extending over or partly over the rear of another, or the extent of such extension: the part of the clothes lying on the knees when a person sits down: the part of the body thus covered, esp. with reference to nursing, &c.: a fold: a course or round of the track, as in foot-racing, &c.: at euchre, &c., a carrying over to the next game of a surplus of points from the last: the space over which a steam-engine slide-valve travels after the closing of the steam-passage to or from the cylinder: a rotating disc of lead, copper, leather, &c., charged with an abrasive powder, used in cutting gems, &c.—v.t. to lay over or on.—v.i. to be spread on or over: to be turned over or upon.—ns. Lap′-board, a flat wide board resting on the lap, used by tailors and seamstresses; Lap′-dog, a small dog fondled in the lap: a pet dog; Lap′ful, as much as fills a lap.—adj. Lap′-joint′ed, having joints formed by overlapping edges.—ns. Lap′-stone, a stone which shoemakers hold in the lap to hammer leather on; Lap′-streak, a clinker-built boat—also adj.; Lap′work, work containing lap-joints. [A.S. læppa, a loosely hanging part; Ice. lapa, to hang loose, Ger. lappen, a rag.]

  3. Lap

    lap, v.t. to wrap, fold, involve.—ns. Lap′per, one who wraps or folds: in cotton manufacturing, a machine which compacts the scutched cotton into a fleece upon the surface of a roller called a lap-roller; Lap′ping, the process of forming a lap or fleece of fibrous material for the carding-machine: the rubbing or polishing of a metal surface: the process of rubbing away the lands, or metal between the grooves of a rifled gun, to increase the bore. [M. E. wlappen, being a form of wrap.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. lap

    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.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'LAP' in Nouns Frequency: #2225

Anagrams for LAP »

  1. Alp

  2. APL

  3. LPA

  4. PAL

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How to say LAP in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LAP in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LAP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of LAP in a Sentence

  1. Sebastien Bourdais for second:

    That was the gameplan, but by like lap 15-16, I was like, Guys, Im not so sure I can hang on for another 10 laps.

  2. Courtney McGregor:

    But then I did a handstand lap around the lounge.

  3. Audrey Hepburn:

    Good things aren't supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.

  4. George Russell:

    I do think the lap times are a little bit deceiving at the moment and are n’t a true representation of the pace.

  5. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    It is just disgraceful that we are sitting with a president who takes a victory lap for the worst economic growth in post-World War II history, imagine how many people I could fire from the IRS if you could do your taxes in 15 minutes.

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