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Definitions of lip

  1. an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the top edge of a vessel Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. fleshy folds of tissue as those surrounding the mouth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything; a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The odd and peculiar petal in the Orchis family. See Orchidaceous. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To utter; to speak. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To clip; to trim. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Either of the two fleshy, full-blooded margins of the mouth. Medical Dictionary DB
  14. One of the two fleshy borders of the mouth; the flaring or folding edge of anything hollow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. 1. One of the two muscular folds which bound the mouth anteriorly. 2. Any lip-like structure bounding a cavity or groove; margin. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  16. The muscular border in front of the teeth by which things are taken into the mouth: the edge of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Border of the mouth; edge; anything like a lip. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The border of the mouth; the mouth; speech; theedge of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The edge or border of the mouth; the edge of anything; one of the two opposite divisions of a labiate coral; the edge of the aperture of a univalve shell. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To kiss; to utter. To make a lip, to drop the under lip in sullenness or contempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. One of the two edges or borders of the mouth; the edge of any thing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. One of the fleshy folds round the mouth; a lip-like structure, such as labia, labella, etc.. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  23. besides its literal sense ( Isaiah 37:29 , etc.), is used in the original (saphah) metaphorically for an edge or border, as of a cup ( 1 Kings 7:26 ), a garment ( Exodus 28:32 ), a curtain ( 26:4 ), the sea ( Genesis 22:17 ), the Jordan ( 2 Kings 2:13 ). To "open the lips" is to begin to speak ( Job 11:5 ); to "refrain the lips" is to keep silence ( Psalms 40:9 ; 1 Peter 3:10 ). The "fruit of the lips" ( Hebrews 13:15 ) is praise, and the "calves of the lips" thank-offerings ( Hosea 14:2 ). To "shoot out the lip" is to manifest scorn and defiance ( Psalms 22:7 ). Many similar forms of expression are found in Scripture. biblestudytools.com
  24. Impudent or abusive talk; as, don't give me any of your lip. dictgcide_fs
  25. lip, n. the muscular border in front of the teeth by which things are taken into the mouth; the edge of anything: (slang) impudent talk, insolence: (pl.) speech as passing through the lips.--v.t. to touch with the lips: to utter with the lips.--v.i. to apply the lips to the mouthpiece of an instrument.--adj. LIP'BORN, from the lips only: not genuine.--ns. LIP'-DEV[=O]'TION, prayer of the lips without devotion in the heart; LIP'-HOM'AGE, insincere homage; LIP'-L[=A]'BOUR, empty speech; LIP'-LANG'UAGE, oral or articulate language, communicated by motions of the lips, as opposed to the fingers, in teaching or conversing with the deaf and dumb; LIP'LET, a little lip; LIP'-OR'NAMENT, an object inserted as an ornament in the lip, common among savage tribes.--adj. LIPPED, having lips, or edges like lips, labiate.--ns. LIP'-READ'ING, reading what a person says from the movement of the lips, in the instruction of the deaf and dumb; LIP'-SERV'ICE, service with the lips only: insincere devotion or worship; LIP'-WIS'DOM, wisdom in words only, not in deeds.--BITE THE LIP, to press the lips between the teeth to keep one's self from betraying vexation, anger, &c.; CURL OF THE LIP, the causing the lip to curl as an indication of scorn; HANG THE LIP, to be sullen or sulky; MAKE A LIP (Shak.), to pout in sullenness or contempt. [A.S. lippa; Dut. lip, Ger. lippe, L. labium, not conn. with L. lamb[)e]re, Eng. lap.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. The lips are composed of different muscular fasciculi, nerves, and vessels, covered by the skin and mucous membrane of the mouth. They circumscribe the anterior aperture of that cavity; and are inservient to mastication, pronunciation, etc. They are distinguished into upper and lower- Anocheilon; and Catocheilon, (Prov.) Fipple- and are placed in front of each jaw, forming between them the anterior aperture of the mouth. They unite at each side, and form what are called the angles or commissures of the mouth- Chalini. Their free edge is covered with a mucous membrane, of a more or less livid red, according to the individual. They receive their arteries from the external carotid. Their veins open into the two jugulars. Their lymphatic vessels descend into the ganglions situate beneath the chin. Their nerves are derived from the infra-orbitar, mental, and facial. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  27. [Latin] One of the pair of fleshy folds surrounding the aperture of the mouth. It consists of the orbicularis oris muscle, fat, and connective tissue, enveloped by skin in front and mucous membrane behind. na
  28. [Latin] One of a pair of folds or edges bounding any natural or artificial opening; as L’s of a wound. See also Labium. na
  29. One of the fleshy edges of the opening of the mouth (upper, lower or under, l.; bite one\'s l., in vexation or to repress emotion, stifle laugh, &c.; stiff upper l., fortitude or obstinacy; curl one\'s l., in scorn; hang one\'s l., in humiliation; lick, smack, one\'s ll., in enjoyment or anticipation of food or fig.; hang on one\'s ll., listen to his every word in reverence; word &c. escapes one\'s ll., is uttered thoughtlessly); saucy talk, impudence, (slang; esp. none of your l.!); edge of cup. vessel, cavity, wound, &c.; lip-, from the ll. only, professed, not heartfelt or sincere, (l. -homage, -religion, -Christian, -service, -worship); l.-deep, superficial, insincere; l.-language, -reading, -speaking, use& interpretation of silent motions of ll. by& with the deaf or dumb; lipsalve, ointment for sore lips, fig. flattery; hence (-)lipped, lipless, aa. (Vb) touch with ll., apply ll. to; (of water) just touch, lap; murmur, utter softly. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. The soft structure forming the upper or lower covering of the oral cavity. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  31. n. [Anglo-Saxon] One of the two fleshy parts composing the exterior of the mouth ill man and many other animals;— the edge of anything; border; brim. Cabinet Dictionary

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