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Noun: lap  lap
  1. The upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
     
  2. An area of control or responsibility
    "the job fell right in my lap"
     
  3. The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
    "his lap was covered with food stains";
    - lap covering
     
  4. A flap that lies over another part
    "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches";
    - overlap
     
  5. Movement once around a course
    "he drove an extra lap just for insurance";
    - circle, circuit
     
  6. Touching with the tongue
    "the dog's laps were warm and wet";
    - lick
Verb: lap (lapped,lapping)  lap
  1. Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
     
  2. Pass the tongue over
    "the dog lapped her hand";
    - lick
     
  3. Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    "The bubbles lapped around in the glass";
    - swish, swosh, swoosh
     
  4. Take up with the tongue
    "The cat lapped up the milk";
    - lap up, lick
     
  5. (of a liquid, esp. water) flow against
    "the waves lapped the shore";
    - lave, wash
     
  6. (sports) overtake a straggler in a race by completing one more lap than them

Sounds like: lane, l, lap

Derived forms: lapped, lapping, laps

Type of: area, arena, cloth covering, domain, drink, field, flap, flow, go, imbibe, lie, locomotion, orbit, sound, sphere, stroke, thigh, touch, touching, travel

Part of: dack [Austral, NZ], dak [Austral, NZ], pant [N. Amer], skirt, trouser

Encyclopedia: Lap