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Variant of lipo-.
a variant of lipo-
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]
var. of lipo- before a vowel: lipectomy.