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Definitions of lap

  1. To be spread or laid; to be turned over. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To feed or drink by licking; to sound, as if lapping. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To lick up; take up liquid with the tongue. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To lay or fold over; as, to lap one shingle over another; to wash or ripple against; as, the water laps the shore; lick up; as, a dog laps water. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To lay over or on. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To wrap, fold, involve. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To wrap; to lick up. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To lay over, as a fold; infold; involve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To be turned or folded; to lie partly upon or by the side of something, or of one another; as, the cloth laps back; the boats lap; the edges lap. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the tongue. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To lie partially over something else. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To be spread on or over: to be turned over or upon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To be spread or turned over. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To lie partly over something else. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To fold; to bend and layover or on; to place one thing upon another, so as partially to cover it; to wrap round; to infold. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To lick up with the tongue. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To bring the lap or flap of the garment round one; to wrap or twist round; to lay one thing partly over another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. To feed or drink with the tongue; to lick up; to cut or polish with a lap. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Lapping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered; figuratively, a place of rearing and fostering; as, to be reared in the lap of luxury. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. That part of any substance or fixture which extends over, or lies upon, or by the side of, a part of another; as, the lap of a board; also, the measure of such extension over or upon another thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The amount by which a slide valve at its half stroke overlaps a port in the seat, being equal to the distance the valve must move from its mid stroke position in order to begin to open the port. Used alone, lap refers to outside lap. See Outside lap (below). Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The state or condition of being in part extended over or by the side of something else; or the extent of the overlapping; as, the second boat got a lap of half its length on the leader. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, used to hold a cutting or polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, and the like, or in polishing cutlery, etc. It is usually in the form of wheel or disk, which revolves on a vertical axis. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To wrap or wind around something. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To lay or place over anything so as to partly or wholly cover it; as, to lap one shingle over another; to lay together one partly over another; as, to lap weather-boards; also, to be partly over, or by the side of (something); as, the hinder boat lapped the foremost one. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. The act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. The sound of lapping. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. In card playing and other games, the points won in excess of the number necessary to complete a game; - so called when they are counted in the score of the following game. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The loose part of a garment which may be doubled over; the part of the body from the waist to the knees of a person when seated; the clothing that covers that part of the body; the part of a thing; one length of a course to be passed over in a race; the act of licking up or washing against. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. To lick up with the tongue:-pr.p. lapping; pa.t. and pa.p. lapped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. The loose or overhanging flap of anything: the part of the clothes lying on the knees when a person sits down: the part of the body thus covered: a fold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. Flap of anything; part of the dress that lies on the knees when sitting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. That part of a substance which extends over another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. The upper part of the thighs or knees of a person in a sitting posture; the clothing that covers this part. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. A loose overhanging flap; the part of a garment that hangs loosely, and lies on the knees when a person sits down; the upper part of the legs between the knees and body when seated; a roll or aliver of cotton, &c., for feeding the cards of a spinning machine; a wooden disk, or metal wheel, on which leather, &c., is secured, used for burnishing or polishing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. A licking, or the sound of the act. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, or a piece of wood or leather, in the form of a rapid revolving wheel or disc, used in polishing cutlery, or, along with polishing-powder, in polishing gems or cutting glass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. Lapped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for lap

  1. From E the line F is drawn distant from E to the amount of lap added to the lead the valve is to have. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. Put your feet up on my lap – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
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