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  1. [noun] the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"

  2. [noun] an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"

  3. [noun] the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains"
    Synonyms: covering

  4. [noun] a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
    Synonyms: over

  5. [noun] movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
    Synonyms: circle, circuit

  6. [noun] touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
    Synonyms: lick

  7. [verb] lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

  8. [verb] pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
    Synonyms: lick

  9. [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

  10. [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

  11. [verb] wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
    Synonyms: lave, wash


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