|The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that
plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.
|An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth.
|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.
|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.
|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).
|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.
|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.
|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.
|A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the
|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.
|To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.
|To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc.
See 1st Lap, 10.
|To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a
piece of cloth.
|To wrap or wind around something.
|To infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish.
|To lay or place over anything so as to partly or wholly cover
it; as, to lap one shingle over another; to lay together one partly
over another; as, to lap weather-boards; also, to be partly over, or by
the side of (something); as, the hinder boat lapped the foremost one.
|To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for
|To be turned or folded; to lie partly upon or by the side
of something, or of one another; as, the cloth laps back; the boats
lap; the edges lap.
|To take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed
by licking up something.
|To make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with
|To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a
quick motion of the tongue.
|The act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take
anything into the mouth with a lap.
|The sound of lapping.