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lap 1

 (lăp)
n.
1.
a. The front area from the waist to the knees of a seated person.
b. The portion of a garment that covers the lap.
2. A hanging or flaplike part, especially of a garment.
3. An area of responsibility, interest, or control: an opportunity that dropped in his lap.
Idiom:
the lap of luxury
Conditions of great affluence or material comfort: an heiress living in the lap of luxury.

[Middle English lappe, lappet, lap, from Old English læppa, lappet.]

lap′ful′ n.

lap 2

 (lăp)
v. lapped, lap·ping, laps
v.tr.
1.
a. To place or lay (something) so as to overlap another: lapped the roof tiles so that water would run off.
b. To lie partly over or on: each shingle lapping the next; shadows that lapped the wall.
2. To fold (something) over onto itself: a cloth edge that had been lapped and sewn to make a hem.
3. To wrap or wind around (something); encircle.
4. To envelop in something; swathe: models who were lapped in expensive furs.
5. To join (pieces, as of wood) by means of a scarf or lap joint.
6. Sports To get ahead of (an opponent) in a race by one or more complete circuits of the course, as in running, or by two or more lengths of a pool in swimming.
7. To convert (cotton or other fibers) into a sheet or layer.
8.
a. To polish (a surface) until smooth.
b. To hone (two mating parts) against each other until closely fitted.
v.intr.
1. To lie partly on or over something; overlap.
2. To form a lap or fold.
3. To wind around or enfold something.
n.
1.
a. A part that overlaps.
b. The amount by which one part overlaps another.
2.
a. One complete round or circuit, especially of a racetrack.
b. One complete length of a straight course, as of a swimming pool.
3. A segment or stage, as of a trip.
4.
a. A length, as of rope, required to make one complete turn around something.
b. The act of lapping or encircling.
5. A continuous band or layer of cotton, flax, or other fiber.
6. A wheel, disk, or slab of leather or metal, either stationary or rotating, used for polishing and smoothing.

[Middle English lappen, from lappe, lap, lappet; see lap1.]

lap 3

 (lăp)
v. lapped, lap·ping, laps
v.tr.
1. To take in (a liquid or food) by lifting it with the tongue.
2. To wash or slap against with soft liquid sounds: waves lapping the side of the boat.
v.intr.
1. To take in a liquid or food with the tongue.
2. To wash against something with soft liquid sounds.
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of lapping.
b. The amount taken in by lapping.
2. The sound of lapping.
3. A watery food or drink.
Phrasal Verb:
lap up
To receive eagerly or greedily: lapping up praise.

[Middle English lapen, from Old English lapian.]

lap

(læp)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) one circuit of a racecourse or track
2. a stage or part of a journey, race, etc
3.
a. an overlapping part or projection
b. the extent of overlap
4. the length of material needed to go around an object
5. (Tools) a rotating disc coated with fine abrasive for polishing gemstones
6. (Jewellery) a rotating disc coated with fine abrasive for polishing gemstones
7. (Tools) any device for holding a fine abrasive to polish materials
8. (Mechanical Engineering) any device for holding a fine abrasive to polish materials
9. (Metallurgy) metallurgy a defect in rolled metals caused by the folding of a fin onto the surface
10. (Textiles) a sheet or band of fibres, such as cotton, prepared for further processing
vb, laps, lapping or lapped
11. (tr) to wrap or fold (around or over): he lapped a bandage around his wrist.
12. (tr) to enclose or envelop in: he lapped his wrist in a bandage.
13. to place or lie partly or completely over or project beyond
14. (tr; usually passive) to envelop or surround with comfort, love, etc: lapped in luxury.
15. (intr) to be folded
16. (General Sporting Terms) (tr) to overtake (an opponent) in a race so as to be one or more circuits ahead
17. (Jewellery) (tr) to polish or cut (a workpiece, gemstone, etc) with a fine abrasive, esp to hone (mating metal parts) against each other with an abrasive
18. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to polish or cut (a workpiece, gemstone, etc) with a fine abrasive, esp to hone (mating metal parts) against each other with an abrasive
19. to form (fibres) into a sheet or band
[C13 (in the sense: to wrap): probably from lap1]
ˈlapper n

lap

(læp)
vb, laps, lapping or lapped
1. (of small waves) to wash against (a shore, boat, etc), usually with light splashing sounds
2. (often foll by up) (esp of animals) to scoop (a liquid) into the mouth with the tongue
n
3. the act or sound of lapping
4. a thin food for dogs or other animals
[Old English lapian; related to Old High German laffan, Latin lambere, Greek laptein]
ˈlapper n

lap

(læp)
n
1. (Anatomy) the area formed by the upper surface of the thighs of a seated person
2. Also called: lapful the amount held in one's lap
3. a protected place or environment: in the lap of luxury.
4. any of various hollow or depressed areas, such as a hollow in the land
5. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of one's clothing that covers the lap
6. drop in someone's lap give someone the responsibility of
7. in the lap of the gods beyond human control and power
[Old English læppa flap; see lobe, lappet, lop2]

lap1

(læp)

n.
1. the front part of the human body from the waist to the knees when in a sitting position.
2. the part of the clothing that covers this part of the body.
3. a place, environment, or situation of rest or nurture: the lap of luxury.
4. an area of responsibility, care, charge, or control: They dropped the problem right in my lap.
5. a hollow place, as a hollow among hills.
6. a part of a garment that extends over another: the lap of a coat.
7. a loose border or fold.
[before 900; Middle English lappe, Old English læppa, c. Old Frisian lappa, Old Saxon lappo fold, skirt]

lap2

(læp)

v. lapped, lap•ping,
n. v.t.
1. to fold over or around something; wrap or wind.
2. to enwrap in something; wrap up; clothe.
3. to envelop or enfold: lapped in luxury.
4. to lay (something) partly over something underneath.
5. to lie partly over (something underneath); overlap.
6. to get a lap or more ahead of (a competitor) in racing.
7. to cut or polish with a lap.
8. to join, as by scarfing, to form a single, uniform piece.
v.i.
9. to fold or wind around something.
10. to lie partly over or alongside of something else.
11. to lie upon and extend beyond a thing; overlap.
12. to extend beyond a limit.
n.
13. the act of lapping.
14. the amount of material required to go around a thing once.
15. a complete circuit of a course, as in racing.
16. one stage of a long trip, undertaking, etc.
17. an overlapping part.
18. the extent or amount of overlapping.
19. a rotating wheel or disk holding an abrasive or polishing powder on its surface, used for gems, cutlery, etc.
[1250–1300; Middle English lappen to fold, wrap; akin to lap1]

lap3

(læp)

v. lapped, lap•ping,
n. v.t.
1. (of water) to wash against or beat upon (something) with a light, slapping or splashing sound.
2. to take in (liquid) with the tongue; lick in.
v.i.
3. to wash or move in small waves with a light, slapping or splashing sound: The water lapped gently against the mooring.
4. to take up liquid with the tongue; lick up a liquid.
5. lap up,
a. to take up (liquid) with the tongue, esp. eagerly.
b. to receive enthusiastically: to lap up applause.
c. to be persuaded about gullibly.
n.
6. the act of lapping liquid.
7. the lapping of water against something.
8. the sound of this: the quiet lap of the sea on the rocks.
9. something lapped up, as liquid food for dogs.
[before 1000; Middle English lappen, alter. of lapen, Old English lapian, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch lapen, Old High German laffan]
lap′per, n.

lap4

(læp)

v. Archaic.
pt. of leap.

lap

In naval mine warfare, that section or strip of an area assigned to a single sweeper or formation of sweepers for a run through the area.

Lap

 a bundle; the amount a thing overlaps.
Example: lap of beaver skins, 1673.

lap


Past participle: lapped
Gerund: lapping

Imperative
lap
lap
Present
I lap
you lap
he/she/it laps
we lap
you lap
they lap
Preterite
I lapped
you lapped
he/she/it lapped
we lapped
you lapped
they lapped
Present Continuous
I am lapping
you are lapping
he/she/it is lapping
we are lapping
you are lapping
they are lapping
Present Perfect
I have lapped
you have lapped
he/she/it has lapped
we have lapped
you have lapped
they have lapped
Past Continuous
I was lapping
you were lapping
he/she/it was lapping
we were lapping
you were lapping
they were lapping
Past Perfect
I had lapped
you had lapped
he/she/it had lapped
we had lapped
you had lapped
they had lapped
Future
I will lap
you will lap
he/she/it will lap
we will lap
you will lap
they will lap
Future Perfect
I will have lapped
you will have lapped
he/she/it will have lapped
we will have lapped
you will have lapped
they will have lapped
Future Continuous
I will be lapping
you will be lapping
he/she/it will be lapping
we will be lapping
you will be lapping
they will be lapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lapping
you have been lapping
he/she/it has been lapping
we have been lapping
you have been lapping
they have been lapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lapping
you will have been lapping
he/she/it will have been lapping
we will have been lapping
you will have been lapping
they will have been lapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lapping
you had been lapping
he/she/it had been lapping
we had been lapping
you had been lapping
they had been lapping
Conditional
I would lap
you would lap
he/she/it would lap
we would lap
you would lap
they would lap
Past Conditional
I would have lapped
you would have lapped
he/she/it would have lapped
we would have lapped
you would have lapped
they would have lapped

lap

One circuit of the track.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lap - the upper side of the thighs of a seated personlap - the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
2.lap - an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
arena, domain, sphere, orbit, area, field - 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"
lap of the gods - beyond human control or responsibility; "there is nothing more I can do; it's in the lap of the gods now"
3.lap - the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains"
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
skirt - cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
trouser, pant - (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"
4.lap - a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
cuff, turnup - the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
lapel - lap at the front of a coat; continuation of the coat collar
lappet - a small lap on a garment or headdress
5.lap - movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
locomotion, travel - self-propelled movement
pace lap - the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start
lap of honour, victory lap - a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory
6.lap - touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
Verb1.lap - lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2.lap - pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
stroke - touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
tongue - lick or explore with the tongue
3.lap - move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
4.lap - take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
5.lap - wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
flow - cover or swamp with water

lap

1
noun
1. circuit, course, round, tour, leg, distance, stretch, circle, orbit, loop the last lap of the race
verb
1. overtake, pass, leave behind, go past, get ahead of, outdistance He was caught out while lapping a slower rider.

lap

2
verb
1. ripple, wash, splash, slap, swish, gurgle, slosh, purl, plash the water that lapped against the pillars of the pier
2. drink, sip, lick, swallow, gulp, sup The kitten lapped milk from a dish.
lap something up relish, like, enjoy, appreciate, delight in, savour, revel in, wallow in, accept eagerly They're eager to learn, so they lap it up.

lap

verb
1. To flow against or along:
2. To flow or move with a low slapping sound:
Translations
حُضْنٌحِضْندَوْرَه حَوْل المَلْعَبيُلامِسيَلْعَق
klínkološplouchatchlemtat
skødskvulpelabbe i sigomgang
lipoasyli
krilo
öl
gjálfra viî, skvampahringur, umferîkjöltalepja
ひざ
무릎
aplisdistanceklēpislaktšļakstīties
chlípať
krognaročje
knälapaöverlappavarvvarva
ตัก
kucakşıp şıp etmekturyalamaketap
lòng

lap

1 [læp] Nregazo m
to sit on sb's lapsentarse en el regazo or las rodillas de algn
with her hands in her lapcon las manos en el regazo
he expects the money to fall into his lapespera que el dinero le caiga como llovido del cielo
they dump everything in my lap and expect me to deal with itlo echan todo a mis espaldas y pretenden que me encargue de ello
the outcome is in the lap of the gods nowdel resultado Dios dirá, la suerte está echada y ya veremos qué pasa
to live in the lap of luxuryvivir or nadar en la abundancia

lap

2 [læp]
A. N
1. (Sport) → vuelta f
lap of honour (esp Brit) → vuelta f de honor
a ten-lap raceuna carrera de diez vueltas
2. (= stage) → etapa f, fase f
we're on the last lap now (fig) → ya estamos en la recta final
B. VT to lap sbdoblar a algn
C. VIcompletar or dar una vuelta
to lap at 190k.p.hcompletar or dar una vuelta a 190km/h
D. CPD lap record Nrécord m del circuito

lap

3 [læp]
A. N (= lick) → lengüetada f, lametazo m; [of waves] → chapaleteo m
B. VT
1. (= drink) [+ water, milk etc] → beber a lengüetazos
2. (= touch) [waves, water, tide] [+ shore, cliff] → lamer, besar
C. VI
1. [waves, water] → chapalear
to lap at or against sthlamer or besar algo
2. [animal] to lap at sthbeber algo a lengüetazos
lap up VT + ADV (lit) → beber a lengüetazos (fig) [+ compliments, attention] → disfrutar con

lap

[ˈlæp]
n
[track] → tour m (de piste)
I ran ten laps → J'ai couru 10 tours.
[swimming pool] → longueur f
I swam ten laps → J'ai nagé 10 longueurs.
(= knee) on my lap → sur mes genoux
in my lap → sur mes genoux
The child was asleep in her lap → L'enfant était endormi sur ses genoux.
to be in the lap of the gods (= dependent on luck) → être entre les mains de Dieu
to live in the lap of luxury → vivre dans le luxe
vt
(= drink) [+ milk, water] → laper
[+ runner] → prendre un tour à
He had begun to lap the back markers → Il avait presque pris un tour aux retardataires.
[+ swimmer] → prendre une longueur à
vi
[waves] → clapoter
to lap against sth [waves, water] → clapoter contre qch
lap up
vt sep (= enjoy) [+ story, details] → boire comme du petit-lait
Millions of readers lapped the story up → Des millions de lecteurs ont bu cette histoire comme du petit-lait.
Audiences lap it up → Le public en redemande.
They haven't been to school before. They're so eager to learn, they lap it up → Ils n'ont jamais été à l'école auparavant. Ils désirent tant apprendre qu'ils en redemandent., Ils n'ont jamais été à l'école auparavant. Ils désirent tant apprendre qu'ils boivent tout ça comme du petit-lait.

lap

:
lap belt
nBeckengurt m
lap dancer
n Tänzerin, die über dem Schoß einen Zuschauers einen provokativen Striptease aufführt
lap dancing
n provokativer Striptease, bei dem die Tänzerin über dem Schoß eines Zuschauers tanzt
lapdog
nSchoßhund m

lap

1
nSchoß m; in or on her lapauf dem/ihrem Schoß; his opponent’s mistake dropped victory into his lapdurch den Fehler seines Gegners fiel ihm der Sieg in den Schoß; it’s in the lap of the godses liegt im Schoß der Götter; to live in the lap of luxuryein Luxusleben führen

lap

2
nÜberlappung f
vt (= overlap)überlappen
visich überlappen

lap

3
vt (= wrap)wickeln

lap

4 (Sport)
n (= round)Runde f; (fig: = stage) → Etappe f, → Strecke f, → Abschnitt m; his time for the first lapseine Zeit in der ersten Runde; on the second lapin der zweiten Runde; lap of honour (esp Brit) → Ehrenrunde f; we’re on the last lap now (fig)wir haben es bald geschafft
vi to lap at 90 mphmit einer Geschwindigkeit von 90 Meilen pro Stunde seine Runden drehen; he’s lapping at 58 seconds (athlete)er läuft die Runde in einer Zeit von 58 Sekunden

lap

5
n (= lick)Schlecken nt, → Lecken nt; (of waves)Klatschen nt, → Schlagen nt, → Plätschern nt
vt
(= lick)lecken, schlecken
the waves lapped the shoredie Wellen rollten or plätscherten an das Ufer
vi (waves, water)plätschern (→ against an +acc), → klatschen (against gegen); to lap over somethingschwappen über etw (acc)

lap

1 [læp] n (Anat) → grembo, ginocchia fpl
to sit in or on sb's lap → sedersi in grembo a or sulle ginocchia di qn
to live in the lap of luxury → vivere nel lusso
in the lap of the gods (fig) → nelle mani di Dio
lap up vt + adv (milk, cat) → leccare; (dog) → lappare (fig) (compliments, attention) → bearsi di

lap

2 [læp] n (Sport) → giro
to run a lap → fare un giro della pista
we're on the last lap now (fig) → siamo quasi arrivati al traguardo

lap

3 [læp]
1. vt = lap up
2. vi (waves) → sciabordare
to lap against → lambire

lap1

(lӕp) past tense, past participle lapped verb
1. to drink by licking with the tongue. The cat lapped milk from a saucer.
2. (of a liquid) to wash or flow (against). Water lapped the side of the boat.
lap up
to drink eagerly by lapping. The dog lapped up the water.

lap2

(lӕp) noun
1. the part from waist to knees of a person who is sitting. The baby was lying in its mother's lap.
2. one round of a racecourse or other competition track. The runners have completed five laps, with three still to run.
lap dog
a small pet dog.
the lap of luxury
very luxurious conditions. living in the lap of luxury.

lap

حُضْنٌ klín skød Schoß γόνατα regazo syli tour krilo grembo ひざ 무릎 schoot fang kolana colo колени knä ตัก kucak lòng 大腿的上方

lap

n. regazo, falda;
mother's ___el ___, la ___ de la madre.

lap

n (of a person) regazo
References in classic literature ?
March got her wet things off, her warm slippers on, and sitting down in the easy chair, drew Amy to her lap, preparing to enjoy the happiest hour of her busy day.
As soon as she began to talk I went and sat in her lap.
There was a picture of Madame Lebrun with Robert as a baby, seated in her lap, a round-faced infant with a fist in his mouth.
She stopped to assist him to pick up the handkerchief that had fallen, and the Panama hat that had rolled from his lap towards the window when he had started suddenly to his feet at the apparition of grace and beauty.
Not far from this village, perhaps about two miles, there is a little valley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world.
But being now interrupted, he put up the image; and pretty soon, going to the table, took up a large book there, and placing it on his lap began counting the pages with deliberate regularity; at every fiftieth page --as I fancied --stopping a moment, looking vacantly around him, and giving utterance to a long-drawn gurgling whistle of astonishment.
There was a woman sitting on the ground with the lady's head in her lap.
The sweat starts out on his forehead, and he bends over like a cyclist on the last lap of a race.
And George and Tom moved to a comfortable seat in the chimney-corner, while Aunte Chloe, after baking a goodly pile of cakes, took her baby on her lap, and began alternately filling its mouth and her own, and distributing to Mose and Pete, who seemed rather to prefer eating theirs as they rolled about on the floor under the table, tickling each other, and occasionally pulling the baby's toes.
Ah, fair sir, it were woundily hard to tell, they are so many, and do so lap the one upon the other, and being made all in the same image and tincted with the same color, one may not know the one league from its fellow, nor how to count them except they be taken apart, and ye wit well it were God's work to do that, being not within man's capacity; for ye will note --"
I took her in my lap, and the surgeon sponged off the blood and took a needle and thread and began to sew it up; it had to have a lot of stitches, and each one made her scrunch a little, but she never let go a sound.
So she dropped the lump into my lap just at that moment, and I clapped my legs together on it and she went on talking.