either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
(botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx
sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouth(noun)
an impudent or insolent rejoinder
"don't give me any of your sass"
brim, rim, lip(noun)
the top edge of a vessel or other container
either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell
backtalk, verbal impertinence.
Don't give me any lip!
The rim of an open container.
Don't give me any lip!
Either of the two fleshy protrusions around the opening of the mouth.
Don't give me any lip!
A part of the body that resembles a lip, such as the edge of a wound or the labia.
To touch with the lips, notably kiss or lick, lap the lips against something
To utter verbally
To simulate speech merely by lip-movement, as suffices for a lip-reader
to make a golf ball hit the lip of the cup, without dropping in
Origin: From lippe, from lippa, lippe, from lepjōn, from leb-. Cognate with lip, lip, Lippe and Lefze, läpp, leppe, labium, лобзать.
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
an edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything; a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel
the sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger
one of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla
the odd and peculiar petal in the Orchis family. See Orchidaceous
one of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell
to touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss
to utter; to speak
to clip; to trim
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
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
Either of the two fleshy, full-blooded margins of the mouth.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Insolence and bounce.
A feature on the face of an animal or human being.
Our lips are beautiful shapes.Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'lip' in Nouns Frequency: #710
The numerical value of lip in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of lip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of lip in a Sentence
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.
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.
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.’.
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.
All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.
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- llaviCatalan, Valencian
- ret, okrajCzech
- min, gwefusWelsh
- Lefze, LippeGerman
- χείλος, χείλιGreek
- bile, oir, iomallScottish Gaelic
- होंठ, लबHindi
- շուրթ, շրթունքArmenian
- beccuccio, labbroItalian
- lêv, لێوKurdish
- labellum, lābrum, labiumLatin
- LëpsLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- grote bek, lip, grote mond, tegenspraakDutch
- adaaʼNavajo, Navaho
- levz, leiv, levza, lef, leavza, leavzRomansh
- buze, buzăRomanian
- губа, устаRussian
- у̏сна, ȕsnaSerbo-Croatian
- තොලSinhala, Sinhalese
- ustna, ustnicaSlovene
- ริมฝีปาก, โอษฐ์Thai
- ہونٹھ, لبUrdu
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