|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"
|2.||[ verb ] lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another|
|Related terms:||lie lie|
|3.||[ verb ] (sexuality) pass the tongue over|
"the dog licked her hand"
|Related terms:||stroke tongue lick|
|4.||[ noun ] (clothing) the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs|
"his lap was covered with food stains"
|Related terms:||cloth_covering trousers skirt|
|5.||[ verb ] wash or flow against|
"the waves laved the shore"
|6.||[ noun ] movement once around a course|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"the dog's laps were warm and wet"