Associations to the word «Lap»
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LAP, noun. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.
LAP, noun. An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth.
LAP, noun. 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.
LAP, noun. The upper legs of a seated person.
LAP, noun. (archaic) (euphemistic) The female pudenda. [17th century]
LAP, noun. (construction) A component that overlaps or covers any portion of itself or of an adjacent component.
LAP, verb. To enfold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish.
LAP, verb. To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.
LAP, verb. (transitive) To fold; to bend and lay over or on something.
LAP, verb. (transitive) to wrap around, enwrap, wrap up
LAP, verb. (transitive) to envelop, enfold
LAP, verb. (intransitive) to wind around
LAP, verb. (transitive) To place or lay (one thing) so as to overlap another.
LAP, verb. (transitive) To polish, e.g., a surface, until smooth.
LAP, verb. (intransitive) To be turned or folded; to lie partly on or over something; to overlap.
LAP, verb. (transitive) To overtake a straggler in a race by completing one more whole lap than the straggler.
LAP, verb. To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc.
LAP, noun. The act or process of lapping.
LAP, noun. 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.
LAP, noun. 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).
LAP, noun. 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.
LAP, noun. (sports) One circuit around a race track, or one traversal down and then back the length of a pool; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps, to swim two laps.
LAP, noun. 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.
LAP, noun. A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine.
LAP, noun. 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.
LAP, verb. (ambitransitive) To take (liquid) into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue.
LAP, verb. (intransitive) (of water) To wash against a surface with a splashing sound; to swash.
LAP BELT, noun. A seat belt in vehicles that holds only near the lap; not like a sash belt which holds from waist across the body above the shoulder.
LAP BELTS, noun. Plural of lap belt
LAP CAT, noun. A domestic cat that willingly sits on a person's lap.
LAP CATS, noun. Plural of lap cat
LAP DANCE, noun. An erotic form of entertainment, typically at a men's club, where a naked or nearly-nude performer straddles a customer and moves in a rhythmic, sexual manner over his or her lap.
LAP DANCE, verb. To perform a lap dance.
LAP DANCED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of lap dance
LAP DANCER, noun. A person who performs a lap dance, especially one who is employed to do so in a strip club.
LAP DANCES, noun. Plural of lap dance
LAP DANCES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lap dance
LAP DANCING, verb. Present participle of lap dance
LAP DOG, noun. A small dog, kept as household pet, whose light weight and companionable temperament make it both suited and disposed to spend time resting in the comfort of its master's lap; a dog bred to behave in this manner.
LAP DOG, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A person who behaves in a servile manner, such as a sycophantic employee or a fawning lover.
LAP DULCIMER, noun. Synonym of Appalachian dulcimer.
LAP DULCIMERS, noun. Plural of lap dulcimer
LAP OF HONOR, noun. Victory lap
LAP OF HONOUR, noun. Alternative spelling of lap of honor
LAP OF LUXURY, noun. (idiomatic) A position or situation in which one is spoiled and indulged.
LAP POOL, noun. A swimming pool in the shape of a rectangle with narrow width and extended length, designed for swimming back and forth along the length in order to practice laps.
LAP RECORD, noun. The fastest time ever set for one lap around a particular racetrack or in a particular race.
LAP RECORDS, noun. Plural of lap record
LAP SASH SEATBELT, noun. (UK) (Australia) (automotive) A type of seatbelt which goes across the pelvis and then up and diagonally across the body; the conventional type found in most cars today.
LAP SASH SEATBELTS, noun. Plural of lap sash seatbelt
LAP STEEL, noun. A type of acoustic guitar and steel guitar played on the musician's lap
LAP STEEL GUITAR, noun. (musical instrument) A type of steel guitar held in the lap, usually with six strings and a square neck.
LAP STEEL GUITARIST, noun. Someone who plays the lap steel guitar.
LAP STEEL GUITARISTS, noun. Plural of lap steel guitarist
LAP STEEL GUITARS, noun. Plural of lap steel guitar
LAP STEELS, noun. Plural of lap steel
LAP UP, verb. To consume by lapping
LAP UP, verb. (idiomatic) To revel in, to overtly enjoy
LAP, noun. The upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap".
LAP, noun. An area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap".
LAP, noun. The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains".
LAP, noun. A flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches".
LAP, noun. Movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance".
LAP, noun. Touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet".
LAP, verb. Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another.
LAP, verb. Pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand".
LAP, verb. Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open".
LAP, verb. Take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast".
LAP, verb. Wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore".
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.