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