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Meaning & Definition of Lip in English

English

Lip

/lɪp/

noun

1. Either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking

    synonym:
  • lip

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

    synonym:
  • lip

3. An impudent or insolent rejoinder

  • "Don't give me any of your sass"
    synonym:
  • sass
  • ,
  • sassing
  • ,
  • backtalk
  • ,
  • back talk
  • ,
  • lip
  • ,
  • mouth

4. The top edge of a vessel or other container

    synonym:
  • brim
  • ,
  • rim
  • ,
  • lip

5. Either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell

    synonym:
  • lip

Examples of using

Tom bit his lip.
Tom has a cleft lip.
A mustache grows on the upper lip.