What does lip mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lip(noun)

    either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking

  2. lip(noun)

    (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx

  3. sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouth(noun)

    an impudent or insolent rejoinder

    "don't give me any of your sass"

  4. brim, rim, lip(noun)

    the top edge of a vessel or other container

  5. lip(noun)

    either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell


  1. lip(Noun)

    backtalk, verbal impertinence.

    Don't give me any lip!

  2. lip(Noun)

    The rim of an open container.

    Don't give me any lip!

  3. lip(Noun)

    Either of the two fleshy protrusions around the opening of the mouth.

    Don't give me any lip!

  4. lip(Noun)

    A part of the body that resembles a lip, such as the edge of a wound or the labia.

  5. lip(Verb)

    To touch with the lips, notably kiss or lick, lap the lips against something

  6. lip(Verb)

    To utter verbally

  7. lip(Verb)

    To simulate speech merely by lip-movement, as suffices for a lip-reader

  8. lip(Verb)

    to make a golf ball hit the lip of the cup, without dropping in

  9. Origin: From lippe, from lippa, lippe, from lepjōn, from leb-. Cognate with lip, lip, Lippe and Lefze, läpp, leppe, labium, лобзать.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lip(noun)

    one of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself

  2. Lip(noun)

    an edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything; a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel

  3. Lip(noun)

    the sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger

  4. Lip(noun)

    one of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla

  5. Lip(noun)

    the odd and peculiar petal in the Orchis family. See Orchidaceous

  6. Lip(noun)

    one of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell

  7. Lip(verb)

    to touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss

  8. Lip(verb)

    to utter; to speak

  9. Lip(verb)

    to clip; to trim


  1. Lip

    Lips are a visible body part at the mouth of humans and many animals. Lips are soft, movable, and serve as the opening for food intake and in the articulation of sound and speech. Human lips are a tactile sensory organ, and can be erogenous when used in kissing and other acts of intimacy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lip

    lip, n. the muscular border in front of the teeth by which things are taken into the mouth; the edge of anything: (slang) impudent talk, insolence: (pl.) speech as passing through the lips.—v.t. to touch with the lips: to utter with the lips.—v.i. to apply the lips to the mouthpiece of an instrument.—adj. Lip′born, from the lips only: not genuine.—ns. Lip′-devō′tion, prayer of the lips without devotion in the heart; Lip′-hom′age, insincere homage; Lip′-lā′bour, empty speech; Lip′-lang′uage, oral or articulate language, communicated by motions of the lips, as opposed to the fingers, in teaching or conversing with the deaf and dumb; Lip′let, a little lip; Lip′-or′nament, an object inserted as an ornament in the lip, common among savage tribes.—adj. Lipped, having lips, or edges like lips, labiate.—ns. Lip′-read′ing, reading what a person says from the movement of the lips, in the instruction of the deaf and dumb; Lip′-serv′ice, service with the lips only: insincere devotion or worship; Lip′-wis′dom, wisdom in words only, not in deeds.—Bite the lip, to press the lips between the teeth to keep one's self from betraying vexation, anger, &c.; Curl of the lip, the causing the lip to curl as an indication of scorn; Hang the lip, to be sullen or sulky; Make a lip (Shak.), to pout in sullenness or contempt. [A.S. lippa; Dut. lip, Ger. lippe, L. labium, not conn. with L. lambĕre, Eng. lap.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lip

    Either of the two fleshy, full-blooded margins of the mouth.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lip

    Insolence and bounce.

Editors Contribution

  1. lip

    A feature on the face of an animal or human being.

    Our lips are beautiful shapes.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lip' in Nouns Frequency: #710

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lip in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lip in a Sentence

  1. Anne Chapas:

    Waxes and other types of sealants repair the lips by sealing in moisture and helps prevent evaporation of water from our lips, you want to use your lip balm regularly, a couple times a day, and look for ones that have SPF 30. Remember, sun damage occurs on the lips as well as the rest of our body- all year round.

  2. Jenny Lee Maldonado:

    When I give Lyric Drumgoole a kiss on the cheek, I feel like Lyric Drumgoole cheeks are like a porcupine, i just feel like my mouth got a lip full of porcupine needles.

  3. Actress Gianna Simone:

    These girls were serious toughies, one girl had a knife slice from the corner of her lip up to her ear. I remember just sitting in a room with all of these girls and thinking, ‘I hope I don’t have to fight for my life every day because this is going to get exhausting.’.

  4. Devorah Badee:

    What it says to [ black women ] is that Kamala HarrisMedia continue to get the kind of lip service that Kamala HarrisMedia've always got, not just from the party but from the media who talk about diversity all the time, but they fall in love with candidates and they forget the others.

  5. Sir Philip Sidney:

    All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.

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