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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lap \Lap\, v. t. [OE. lappen to fold (see Lap, n.); cf. also OE. wlappen, perh. another form of wrappen, E, wrap.] 1. To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To wrap or wind around something. [1913 Webster] About the paper . . . I lapped several times a slender thread of very black silk. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 3. To infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish. [1913 Webster] Her garment spreads, and laps him in the folds. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] 5. (Carding & Spinning) To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working. [1913 Webster] To lap boards, shingles, etc., to lay one partly over another. To lap timbers, to unite them in such a way as to preserve the same breadth and depth throughout, as by scarfing. --Weale. [1913 Webster]