Complete Definition of "lap"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/læp/
audio|en-us-lap.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æp

Etymology 1
Old English læppa (skirt or flap of a garment), from Proto Germanic *lapp-, confer Middle Dutch lappe, Old High German lappa, German Lappen, Old Norse leppr.

Noun
en-noun

  1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.
  2. An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth.
  3. 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.
  4. The upper legs of a seated person.

#:The boy was sitting on his mother's lap

  1. italbrac|archaic (17th century), euphemistic The female pudenda.

Derived terms
lapdance, lap-dance, lap dance
lapdog
laptop, lap-top, lap top

Translations
trans-top|The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron
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trans-top|An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth
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trans-top|The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered
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trans-top|The upper legs of a seated person
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Kurdish: KUchar|Ú©ÛØ´
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trans-top|(archaic) (euphemistic) The female pudenda
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ttbc|German: Schoà m (4,5)
ttbc|Hungarian: öl (4)
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ttbc|Korean: ë¬´ë¦ (mureup) (4)
ttbc|Spanish: regazo m

Etymology 2
Verb appeared in the 13th century and was formed on the noun of Etymology 1. The sense of "to get a lap ahead (of someone) on a track" is from 1847, on notion of "overlapping." The noun meaning "a turn around a track" (1861) is from this sense.

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. sports One circuit around a race track, esp. when the distance is a small fraction of a mile; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps. See Lap, to fold, 2.
  5. 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.
  6. A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine.
  7. 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.

Translations
trans-top|That part of any substance or fixture which extends over, or lies upon, or by the side of, a part of another
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trans-top|The amount by which a slide valve at its half stroke overlaps a port in the seat
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trans-top|The state or condition of being in part extended over or by the side of something else; or the extent of the overlapping
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trans-top|{sports) One circuit around a race track
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trans-top|In card playing and other games, the points won in excess of the number necessary to complete a game
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trans-top|A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine
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trans-top|A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, used to hold a cutting or polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, and the like
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ttbc|German: Ãberstand m (1), Ãberhang m (1), Runde f (4)
mid

Verb
en-verb|lap|p|ed

  1. transitive To place or lay (something) so as to overlap another.

#: One laps roof tiles so that water can run off.

  1. transitive To polish, e.g., a surface, until smooth.
  2. intransitive To lie partly on or over something; to overlap.
  3. transitive To overtake a straggler in a race by completing one more lap than them.

Translations
trans-top|(transitive) To place or lay (something) so as to overlap another
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trans-top|(transitive) To polish, e.g., a surface, until smooth
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trans-top|(intransitive) To lie partly on or over something; to overlap
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trans-top|(transitive) To overtake a straggler in a race by completing one more lap than them
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ttbc|German: überlappen (3)
mid

Etymology 3
From Old English lapian, from Proto Germanic *lapajanan, confer Old High German laffen (to lick), Old Saxon lepil, German Löffel (spoon).

Verb
en-verb|lap|p|ed

  1. transitive To slurp up a liquid (like water) as a dog.

Translations

German: schlecken
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Anagrams
pal

Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Dutch

Noun
lap m

  1. rag

See also
vod f


Hungarian

Noun
lap (plural lapok))

  1. sheet
  2. page

#: ezen a lapon (on this page)

  1. newspaper

#: a mai lapokban (in todayâs paper)

Category:Hungarian nouns

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id:lap
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fi:lap
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