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NOUN (6)

1. the upper side of the thighs of a seated person;
- Example: "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"

2. an area of control or responsibility;
- Example: "the job fell right in my lap"

3. the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs;
- Example: "his lap was covered with food stains"
[syn: lap, lap covering]

4. a flap that lies over another part;
- Example: "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
[syn: lap, overlap]

5. movement once around a course;
- Example: "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
[syn: lap, circle, circuit]

6. touching with the tongue;
- Example: "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
[syn: lick, lap]


VERB (5)

1. lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another;

2. pass the tongue over;
- Example: "the dog licked her hand"
[syn: lick, lap]

3. move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound;
- Example: "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"
- Example: "The curtain swooshed open"
[syn: lap, swish, swosh, swoosh]

4. take up with the tongue;
- Example: "The cat lapped up the milk"
- Example: "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
[syn: lap, lap up, lick]

5. wash or flow against;
- Example: "the waves laved the shore"
[syn: lave, lap, wash]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lap \Lap\ (l[a^]p), n. [OE. lappe, AS. l[ae]ppa; akin to D. lap patch, piece, G. lappen, OHG. lappa, Dan. lap, Sw. lapp.] 1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] If he cuts off but a lap of truth's garment, his heart smites him. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] Men expect that happiness should drop into their laps. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The lap of shingles or slates in roofing is the distance one course extends over the second course below, the distance over the course immediately below being called the cover. [1913 Webster] 5. (Steam Engine) 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). [1913 Webster] 6. 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. [1913 Webster] 7. One circuit around a race track, esp. when the distance is a small fraction of a mile; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps. See Lap, to fold, 2. [1913 Webster] 8. 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. [1913 Webster] 9. (Cotton Manuf.) A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine. [1913 Webster] 10. (Mach.) 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. [1913 Webster] Lap joint, a joint made by one layer, part, or piece, overlapping another, as in the scarfing of timbers. Lap weld, a lap joint made by welding together overlapping edges or ends. Inside lap (Steam Engine), lap of the valve with respect to the exhaust port. Outside lap, lap with respect to the admission, or steam, port. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lap \Lap\, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] The upper wings are opacous; at their hinder ends, where they lap over, transparent, like the wing of a flay. --Grew. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lap \Lap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lapped; p. pr. & vb. n. Lapping.] 1. To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap. [1913 Webster] To lap his head on lady's breast. --Praed. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10. [1913 Webster]
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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lap \Lap\, v. i. [OE. lappen, lapen, AS. lapian; akin to LG. lappen, OHG. laffan, Icel. lepja, Dan. lade, Sw. l[aum]ppja, L. lambere; cf. Gr. ?, W. llepio. Cf. Lambent.] 1. To take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something. [1913 Webster] The dogs by the River Nilus's side, being thirsty, lap hastily as they run along the shore. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the tongue. [1913 Webster] I heard the ripple washing in the reeds, And the wild water lapping on the crag. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lap \Lap\, v. t. To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue. [1913 Webster] They 'II take suggestion as a cat laps milk. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lap \Lap\, n. 1. The act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap. [1913 Webster] 2. The sound of lapping. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lap n 1: the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap" 2: an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap" 3: the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains" [syn: lap, lap covering] 4: a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches" [syn: lap, overlap] 5: movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance" [syn: lap, circle, circuit] 6: touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet" [syn: lick, lap] v 1: lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another 2: pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand" [syn: lick, lap] 3: move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open" [syn: lap, swish, swosh, swoosh] 4: take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast" [syn: lap, lap up, lick] 5: wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore" [syn: lave, lap, wash]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

376 Moby Thesaurus words for "lap": Le Mans, adjoin, air race, ambit, anteriority, apparel, applique, arch over, array, attire, automobile race, babble, be the bellwether, beacon, beat, bedeck, bedrape, befringe, bestraddle, bestride, beverage, bib, bicycle race, bind, boat race, bold front, border, bound, box, brave face, brave front, breath, bridge, brush, bubble, bumper, bundle, bundle up, burble, caress, case, catch up with, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumvent, close, close the circle, clothe, coat, coating, collop, come full circle, come up to, come up with, compass, compass about, contact, contest of speed, covering, cuddle, cut, cutaneous sense, cycle, dash, deal, deck, derby, describe a circle, dight, disk, display, dog race, draft, drag race, drain the cup, dram, drape, drench, dress, drink, drink bottoms-up, drink deep, drink hard, drink off, drink up, dud, edge, embay, embosom, embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, encircle, enclasp, enclose, enclothe, encompass, endue, endurance race, enfold, enframe, enrobe, enshroud, envelop, environ, enwrap, extend over, facade, face, facet, facia, feel, feeling, feuille, film, fingertip caress, flank, flap, flick, fly, foil, fold, follow strong drink, footrace, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, frame, fringe, front, front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, full circle, gain on, gain upon, garb, gargle, garment, get ahead of, get before, girdle, girdle the globe, glance, go about, go around, go before, go round, go the round, graze, grog, guggle, guide, gulp, gurgle, guzzle, gyre, habilitate, hand-mindedness, hang over, have the start, head, head the line, heading, heat, hem, hurdle race, imbibe, imbricate, imbrication, invest, involve, jut, kiss, knock back, lambency, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap over, lap up, lapping, lave, lead, lead the dance, lead the way, leaf, leave behind, leave standing, libation, lick, lie over, light the way, light touch, line, lip, list, loop, make a circuit, marathon, marathon race, march, marge, margin, marginate, match race, membrane, motorcycle race, mouth, muffle up, nestle, nip, nuzzle, obstacle race, obverse, orbit, outpace, outrun, outsail, outstrip, overarch, overhang, overhaul, overlap, overlapping, overlay, overlayer, overlie, override, overtake, pace, pack, package, pane, panel, pass, patina, peel, peg, pellicle, plait, plank, plash, plate, plating, ply, plywood, portion, potation, potato race, precede, preface, prefix, priority, proscenium, pull, purfle, purl, quaff, race, rag out, raiment, rasher, regatta, relay, relay race, revolution, revolve, ride, rim, ripple, road race, robe, round, round trip, rounds, rub, run, sack race, safety glass, scum, sense of touch, set off, set the pace, sheathe, sheet, shingle, shroud, side, sip, skin, skirt, slab, slat, slice, slosh, slurp, smother, snort, snuggle, soak, soak up, span, spearhead, speedway race, spiral, splash, sponge up, sprint, sprint race, stand first, stock-car race, stroke, suck, sup, surround, swaddle, swash, swathe, swig, swill, swish, table, tablet, tactile sense, taction, take the lead, tap, tentative poke, three-legged race, tipple, tire, tongue, tope, torch race, toss down, toss off, tot, touch, tour, track race, trill, trim, turn, veneer, verge, wafer, walk, wash, washing, wheel, whisper, window dressing, wrap, wrap about, wrap up, yacht race
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

LAP LAN Access Profile (Bluetooth, SPP, LAN)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

LAP Link Access Procedure / Protocol (CCITT, X.25)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

LAP LISP Assembly Program. The assembly language embedded into early Lisp. LAP was also used by the Liar compiler for MIT Scheme and MACLISP. [Sammet 1969, p. 597]. (1994-11-01)
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

LAP, n. One of the most important organs of the female system -- an admirable provision of nature for the repose of infancy, but chiefly useful in rural festivities to support plates of cold chicken and heads of adult males. The male of our species has a rudimentary lap, imperfectly developed and in no way contributing to the animal's substantial welfare.