Synonyms for lap

Synonyms for (noun) lap

Synonyms: lick, lap

Definition: touching with the tongue

Usage: the dog's laps were warm and wet

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights


Synonyms: circle, circuit, lap

Definition: movement once around a course

Usage: he drove an extra lap just for insurance

Similar words: locomotion, travel

Definition: self-propelled movement


Synonyms: lap, overlap

Definition: a flap that lies over another part

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

Similar words: flap

Definition: any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

Usage: he wrote on the flap of the envelope


Synonyms: lap, lap covering

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

Usage: his lap was covered with food stains

Similar words: cloth covering

Definition: a covering made of cloth


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: thigh

Definition: the part of the leg between the hip and the knee


Synonyms: lap

Definition: an area of control or responsibility

Usage: the job fell right in my lap

Similar words: orbit, field, area, arena, sphere, domain

Definition: a particular environment or walk of life

Usage: his social sphere is limited; it was a closed area of employment; he's out of my orbit

Synonyms for (verb) lap

Synonyms: lap, lave, wash

Definition: wash or flow against

Usage: the waves laved the shore

Similar words: flow

Definition: cover or swamp with water


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: imbibe, drink

Definition: take in liquids

Usage: The patient must drink several liters each day; The children like to drink soda


Synonyms: lick, lap

Definition: pass the tongue over

Usage: the dog licked her hand

Similar words: stroke

Definition: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

Usage: He stroked his long beard


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'


Synonyms: lap

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

Similar words: lie

Definition: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position