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Meaning & Definition of Lap in English

English

Lap

/læp/

noun

1. The upper side of the thighs of a seated person

  • "He picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
    synonym:
  • lap

2. An area of control or responsibility

  • "The job fell right in my lap"
    synonym:
  • lap

3. The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs

  • "His lap was covered with food stains"
    synonym:
  • lap
  • ,
  • lap covering

4. A flap that lies over another part

  • "The lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
    synonym:
  • lap
  • ,
  • overlap

5. Movement once around a course

  • "He drove an extra lap just for insurance"
    synonym:
  • lap
  • ,
  • circle
  • ,
  • circuit

6. Touching with the tongue

  • "The dog's laps were warm and wet"
    synonym:
  • lick
  • ,
  • lap

verb

1. Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

    synonym:
  • lap

2. Pass the tongue over

  • "The dog licked her hand"
    synonym:
  • lick
  • ,
  • lap

3. Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

  • "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"
  • "The curtain swooshed open"
    synonym:
  • lap
  • ,
  • swish
  • ,
  • swosh
  • ,
  • swoosh

4. Take up with the tongue

  • "The cat lapped up the milk"
  • "The cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
    synonym:
  • lap
  • ,
  • lap up
  • ,
  • lick

5. Wash or flow against

  • "The waves laved the shore"
    synonym:
  • lave
  • ,
  • lap
  • ,
  • wash