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Definition 1: touching with the tongue - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dog's laps were warm and wet

Synonyms for lap in the sense of this definition

(lap is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

Definition 2: movement once around a course - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drove an extra lap just for insurance

Synonyms for lap in the sense of this definition

(lap is a kind of ...) self-propelled movement

(... is a kind of lap ) the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start

(... is a kind of lap ) a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory

Definition 3: a flap that lies over another part - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for lap in the sense of this definition

(lap is a kind of ...) any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

"he wrote on the flap of the envelope"

(... is a kind of lap ) the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg

(... is a kind of lap ) lap at the front of a coat; continuation of the coat collar

(... is a kind of lap ) a small lap on a garment or headdress

Definition 4: the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his lap was covered with food stains

Synonyms for lap in the sense of this definition

(lap is a kind of ...) a covering made of cloth

(... is part of lap) cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

(... is part of lap) (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately

"he had a sharp crease in his trousers"

Definition 5: the upper side of the thighs of a seated person - [noun denoting body]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(lap is a kind of ...) the part of the leg between the hip and the knee

Definition 6: an area of control or responsibility - [noun denoting state]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the job fell right in my lap

(lap is a kind of ...) a particular environment or walk of life

"his social sphere is limited" "it was a closed area of employment" "he's out of my orbit"

(... is a kind of lap ) beyond human control or responsibility

"there is nothing more I can do; it's in the lap of the gods now"

Definition 7: wash or flow against - [verb of change]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the waves laved the shore

Synonyms for lap in the sense of this definition

(lap is a kind of ...) cover or swamp with water

Definition 8: take up with the tongue - [verb of consumption]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for lap in the sense of this definition

(lap is a kind of ...) take in liquids

"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"

Definition 9: pass the tongue over - [verb of contact]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dog licked her hand

Synonyms for lap in the sense of this definition

(lap is a kind of ...) touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

"He stroked his long beard"

(... is a kind of lap ) lick or explore with the tongue

Definition 10: move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where lap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for lap in the sense of this definition

(lap is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 11: lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another - [verb of stative]

(lap is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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