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lip

 (lĭp)
n.
1. Anatomy
a. Either of two fleshy structures that surround the opening of the mouth in humans and other mammals.
b. In humans, the smooth brownish to reddish border of the lip.
2. A structure or part that encircles or bounds an orifice, as:
a. Anatomy A labium.
b. The margin of flesh around a wound.
c. Either of the margins of the aperture of a gastropod shell.
d. A rim, as of a vessel, bell, or crater.
3. Botany One of the two divisions of a bilabiate corolla or calyx, as in the snapdragon, or the modified median petal of an orchid flower.
4. The tip of a pouring spout, as on a pitcher.
5. Slang Insolent talk.
tr.v. lipped, lip·ping, lips
1.
a. To touch the lips to.
b. To kiss.
2. To utter.
3. To lap or splash against.
4. Sports To hit a golf ball so that it touches the edge of (the hole) without dropping in.

[Middle English, from Old English lippa; see leb- in Indo-European roots.]

lip′less adj.

lip

(lɪp)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy
a. either of the two fleshy folds surrounding the mouth, playing an important role in the production of speech sounds, retaining food in the mouth, etc. labial
b. (as modifier): lip salve.
2. (Zoology) the corresponding part in animals, esp mammals
3. any structure resembling a lip, such as the rim of a crater, the margin of a gastropod shell, etc
4. (Botany) a nontechnical word for labium, labellum1
5. (Zoology) a nontechnical word for labium, labellum1
6. (Anatomy) a nontechnical word for labium, labellum1
7. slang impudent talk or backchat
8. (Music, other) the embouchure and control in the lips needed to blow wind and brass instruments
9. bite one's lip
a. to stifle one's feelings
b. to be annoyed or irritated
10. button one's lip button up one's lip slang to stop talking: often imperative
11. keep a stiff upper lip to maintain one's courage or composure during a time of trouble without giving way to or revealing one's emotions
12. lick one's lips smack one's lips to anticipate or recall something with glee or relish
vb, lips, lipping or lipped
13. (tr) to touch with the lip or lips
14. (tr) to form or be a lip or lips for
15. (tr) rare to murmur or whisper
16. (Music, other) (intr) to use the lips in playing a wind instrument
[Old English lippa; related to Old High German leffur, Norwegian lepe, Latin labium]
ˈlipless adj
ˈlipˌlike adj

lip

(lɪp)

n., adj., v. lipped, lip•ping. n.
1. either of the two fleshy parts or folds forming the margins of the mouth.
2. Usu., lips. these parts as organs of speech: I heard it from his own lips.
3. a projecting edge on a container or other hollow object: the lip of a pitcher.
4. any edge or rim.
5. the edge of an opening or cavity, as of a canyon or a wound.
6. Slang. impudent talk; back talk.
7. a liplike anatomical part or structure; labium.
8. Bot. a labium or labellum.
9. the position and arrangement of lips and tongue in playing a wind instrument; embouchure.
adj.
10. of or for the lips: lip ointment.
11. made with the lips: to read lip movements.
12. superficial or insincere: to offer lip praise.
v.t.
13. to touch with the lips.
14. to utter, esp. softly.
15. to kiss.
16. to hit a golf ball over the rim of (the hole).
v.i.
17. to use the lips in playing a wind instrument.
Idioms:
1. keep a stiff upper lip,
a. to face misfortune bravely and resolutely.
b. to suppress the display of any emotion.
2. smack or lick one's lips, to indicate one's keen enjoyment or anticipation.
[before 1000; Middle English lip(pe), Old English lippa, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch lippe, early Swedish lippa]

lip-

var. of lipo- before a vowel: lipectomy.

lip


Past participle: lipped
Gerund: lipping

Imperative
lip
lip
Present
I lip
you lip
he/she/it lips
we lip
you lip
they lip
Preterite
I lipped
you lipped
he/she/it lipped
we lipped
you lipped
they lipped
Present Continuous
I am lipping
you are lipping
he/she/it is lipping
we are lipping
you are lipping
they are lipping
Present Perfect
I have lipped
you have lipped
he/she/it has lipped
we have lipped
you have lipped
they have lipped
Past Continuous
I was lipping
you were lipping
he/she/it was lipping
we were lipping
you were lipping
they were lipping
Past Perfect
I had lipped
you had lipped
he/she/it had lipped
we had lipped
you had lipped
they had lipped
Future
I will lip
you will lip
he/she/it will lip
we will lip
you will lip
they will lip
Future Perfect
I will have lipped
you will have lipped
he/she/it will have lipped
we will have lipped
you will have lipped
they will have lipped
Future Continuous
I will be lipping
you will be lipping
he/she/it will be lipping
we will be lipping
you will be lipping
they will be lipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lipping
you have been lipping
he/she/it has been lipping
we have been lipping
you have been lipping
they have been lipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lipping
you will have been lipping
he/she/it will have been lipping
we will have been lipping
you will have been lipping
they will have been lipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lipping
you had been lipping
he/she/it had been lipping
we had been lipping
you had been lipping
they had been lipping
Conditional
I would lip
you would lip
he/she/it would lip
we would lip
you would lip
they would lip
Past Conditional
I would have lipped
you would have lipped
he/she/it would have lipped
we would have lipped
you would have lipped
they would have lipped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lip - either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speakinglip - either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
external body part - any body part visible externally
articulator - a movable speech organ
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
overlip - the upper lip
underlip - the lower lip
arteria labialis, labial artery - an artery that is a branch of the facial artery that supplies the lips of the mouth
labial vein, vena labialis - a vein draining the lips of the mouth
2.lip - (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
3.lip - an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"
comeback, rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, counter, return - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
4.lip - the top edge of a vessel or other container
shoe collar, collar - the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
5.lip - either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell
margin, perimeter, border - the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

lip

noun
1. edge, rim, brim, margin, brink, flange the lip of the jug
2. (Slang) impudence, rudeness, insolence, impertinence, sauce (informal), cheek (informal), effrontery, backchat (informal), brass neck (informal) Enough of that lip if you want me to help you!
pay lip service to something or someone pretend to support, support insincerely, support hypocritically He had done no more that pay lip service to their views.
smack or lick your lips gloat, drool, slaver They licked their lips in anticipation.
Related words
adjective labial

lip

verb
To flow against or along:
Translations
حافَّهشِفَةٌشَفه
устна
retokraj
læberandkant
lipo
huuli
usnausnica
ajak
vörvör; barmur, brún
입술
labium
lūpa-lūpislūpų dažaisuprasti iš lūpų judesiųžodžiais pritarti
lūpamala
pera
ustnica
läpp
ริมฝีปาก
môi

lip

[lɪp]
A. N
1. (Anat) → labio m; [of cup, crater] → borde m; [of jug etc] → pico m
to bite one's lip (lit) → morderse el labio (fig) → morderse la lengua
to lick or smack one's lipsrelamerse
to read sb's lipsleer en los labios de algn
my lips are sealed (= I won't tell) → soy una tumba; (= I can't tell) → no puedo contar nada
to pay lip service to an idealdefender un ideal de boquilla
he's just paying lip servicetodo lo que dice es boquilla
see also stiff A3
2. (= insolence) → impertinencia f, insolencia f
none of your lip!¡cállate la boca!
B. CPD lip gloss Nbrillo m de labios
lip salve N (Brit) → vaselina f, cacao m, protector m labial

lip

[ˈlɪp] n
[person] → lèvre f
to bite one's lip (fig)se mordre les lèvres
to lick one's lips → se lécher les babines
my lips are sealed → motus et bouche cousue
to be the name on everyone's lips → être le nom qui est sur toutes les lèvres
[cup, jug] → bord m
[crater] → lèvre f
(= insolence) → insolences fpllip balm nbaume m pour les lèvreslip gloss nbrillant m à lèvres

lip

n
(Anat) → Lippe f; he wouldn’t open his lipser wollte den Mund nicht aufmachen; to keep a stiff upper lipHaltung bewahren; to lick or smack one’s lipssich (dat)die Lippen lecken; the question on everyone’s lipsdie Frage, die sich (dat)jeder stellt
(of jug)Schnabel m; (of cup, crater)Rand m
(inf: = cheek) → Frechheit(en) f(pl); to give somebody a lot of lipjdm gegenüber eine (dicke or freche) Lippe riskieren (inf); any more of your lip and there’ll be troublewenn du weiterhin so eine (dicke or freche) Lippe riskierst, gibts Ärger (inf); none of your lip!sei nicht so frech

lip

:
lip balm
lip gloss
nLipgloss m

lip

:
lip-read
vt I could lip what he saidich konnte ihm von den Lippen or vom Mund ablesen, was er sagte
vivon den Lippen or vom Mund ablesen
lip-reading
n deaf people use/learn lipTaube lesen vom Mund ab/lernen, vom Mund abzulesen
lip salve
nLippenfettstift m, → Lippenpflegestift m
lip service
n to pay lip to an ideaein Lippenbekenntnis zu einer Idee ablegen
lip-smacking
adj (inf) pleasureunbändig; satisfaction, relishungemein
lipstick
nLippenstift m
lip-sync(h)
vi (= talk)lippensynchron sprechen; (= sing)lippensynchron singen
vt songlippensynchron singen; to lip somebody’s wordsjdn lippensynchron synchronisieren

lip

[lɪp] n (Anat) → labbro; (of jug) → beccuccio; (of glass, of cup) → orlo (fam) (insolence) → sfacciataggine f

lip

(lip) noun
1. either of the folds of flesh which form the edge of the mouth. She bit her lip.
2. the edge of something. the lip of a cup.
-lipped
a thin-lipped mouth.
ˈlip-read verb
(of a deaf person) to understand what a person is saying by watching the movement of his lips.
ˈlipstick noun
(a stick of) colouring for the lips.
pay lip-service to
to show respect to, or approval of, in word only, without sincerely feeling it.

lip

شِفَةٌ ret læbe Lippe χείλος labio huuli lèvre usnica labbro 입술 lip leppe warga lábio губа läpp ริมฝีปาก dudak môi 嘴唇

lip

n. labio, parte externa de la boca.

lip

n labio; cleft — labio hendido; lower — labio inferior; upper — labio superior
References in classic literature ?
The grey beard he later wore had not yet ap- peared, but on the upper lip grew a brown mustache.
I can see them now, exactly as they looked, working about the table in the lamplight: Jake with his heavy features, so rudely moulded that his face seemed, somehow, unfinished; Otto with his half-ear and the savage scar that made his upper lip curl so ferociously under his twisted moustache.
There were a few freckles on her face, and a small, dark mole near the under lip and one on the temple, half-hidden in her hair.
After a last look at Uncas, Cora turne,d and with a quivering lip, addressed herself to Heyward:
But ancient superstitions, after being steeped in human hearts and embodied in human breath, and passing from lip to ear in manifold repetition, through a series of generations, become imbued with an effect of homely truth.
He sometimes takes the great Folio whales by the lip, and hangs there like a leech, till the mighty brute is worried to death.
Over this lip, as over a slippery threshold, we now slide into the mouth.
But round in the background there were a number of poor things, sadly broken down with hard work, with their knees knuckling over and their hind legs swinging out at every step, and there were some very dejected-looking old horses, with the under lip hanging down and the ears lying back heavily, as if there were no more pleasure in life, and no more hope; there were some so thin you might see all their ribs, and some with old sores on their backs and hips.
Well, good-by, Uncle Tom; keep a stiff upper lip," said George.
He had on his head a conical steel casque that only came down to his ears, and for visor had only a narrow steel bar that extended down to his upper lip and protected his nose; and all the rest of him, from neck to heel, was flexible chain mail, trousers and all.
Wilson bit his lip, but answered, "No--not yet," with as much indifference as he could assume.
He surveyed the prize; walked around it; smelt at it from a safe distance; walked around it again; grew bolder, and took a closer smell; then lifted his lip and made a gingerly snatch at it, just missing it; made another, and another; began to enjoy the diversion; subsided to his stomach with the beetle between his paws, and continued his experiments; grew weary at last, and then indifferent and absent-minded.