1. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the upper side of the thighs of a seated person

"he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"

Related terms: thigh
2. [ verb ] lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
Related terms: lie lie
3. [ verb ] (sexuality) pass the tongue over
Synonyms: lick

"the dog licked her hand"

Related terms: stroke tongue lick
4. [ noun ] (clothing) the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
Synonyms: lap_covering

"his lap was covered with food stains"

Related terms: cloth_covering trousers skirt
5. [ verb ] wash or flow against
Synonyms: wash lave

"the waves laved the shore"

Related terms: flow
6. [ noun ] movement once around a course
Synonyms: circle circuit

"he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

Related terms: locomotion pace_lap lap_of_honour circle
7. [ noun ] an area of control or responsibility

"the job fell right in my lap"

Related terms: sphere lap_of_the_gods
8. [ verb ] move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
Synonyms: swish swoosh swosh

"The bubbles swoshed around in the glass" "The curtain swooshed open"

Related terms: go swish
9. [ verb ] take up with the tongue
Synonyms: lick lap_up

"The cat lapped up the milk" "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"

Related terms: drink lick
10. [ noun ] a flap that lies over another part
Synonyms: overlap

"the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"

Related terms: flap hem cuff lapel lappet overlap
11. [ noun ] touching with the tongue
Synonyms: lick

"the dog's laps were warm and wet"

Related terms: touch
Similar spelling:   Lapp