Definitions for lap

Definitions for (noun) lap

Main entry: lick, lap

Definition: touching with the tongue

Usage: the dog's laps were warm and wet

Main entry: circle, circuit, lap

Definition: movement once around a course

Usage: he drove an extra lap just for insurance

Main entry: lap, overlap

Definition: a flap that lies over another part

Usage: the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches

Main entry: lap, lap covering

Definition: the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs

Usage: his lap was covered with food stains

Main entry: lap

Definition: the upper side of the thighs of a seated person

Usage: he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap

Main entry: lap

Definition: an area of control or responsibility

Usage: the job fell right in my lap

Definitions for (verb) lap

Main entry: lap, lave, wash

Definition: wash or flow against

Usage: the waves laved the shore

Main entry: lick, lap, lap up

Definition: take up with the tongue

Usage: The cat lapped up the milk; the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast

Main entry: lick, lap

Definition: pass the tongue over

Usage: the dog licked her hand

Main entry: lap, swish, swoosh, swosh

Definition: move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

Usage: The bubbles swoshed around in the glass; The curtain swooshed open

Main entry: lap

Definition: lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

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