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English noun: lap

1. lap (body) the upper side of the thighs of a seated person


SamplesHe picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap.


Broader (hypernym)thigh

2. lap (state) an area of control or responsibility


SamplesThe job fell right in my lap.


Broader (hypernym)area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere


Narrower (hyponym)lap of the gods

3. lap (artifact) the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs


SamplesHis lap was covered with food stains.


Synonymslap covering


Broader (hypernym)cloth covering


Part meronympant, skirt, trouser

4. lap (artifact) a flap that lies over another part


SamplesThe lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches.


Synonymsoverlap


Broader (hypernym)flap


Narrower (hyponym)cuff, lapel, lappet, turnup

5. lap (act) movement once around a course


SamplesHe drove an extra lap just for insurance.


Synonymscircle, circuit


Broader (hypernym)locomotion, travel


Narrower (hyponym)lap of honour, pace lap, victory lap

6. lap (act) touching with the tongue


SamplesThe dog's laps were warm and wet.


Synonymslick


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching


English verb: lap

1. lap (stative) lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)lie

2. lap (contact) pass the tongue over


SamplesThe dog licked her hand.


Synonymslick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)stroke


Narrower (hyponym)tongue

3. lap (perception) move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound


SamplesThe bubbles swoshed around in the glass.
The curtain swooshed open.


Synonymsswish, swoosh, swosh


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

4. lap (consumption) take up with the tongue


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


Synonymslap up, lick


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drink, imbibe

5. lap (change) wash or flow against


SamplesThe waves laved the shore.


Synonymslave, wash


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flow









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