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lap in Dogri डोगरी

lap in Maithili মৈথিলী

lap in Nepali नेपाली

lap in Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

lap in Tamil தமிழ்

lap in Urdu اُردُو

lap in English

  • lap
    expr. in the lap of fortune, fortunate.
    Ex. She was born in the lap of fortune.

  • lap
    expr. in the lap of luxury, in luxurious circumstances.
    Ex. He was brought up in the lap of luxury.

  • lap
    expr. in the lap of the gods, out of one's control; beyond anyone's power.
    Ex. Lord Melchett ... admits that within the present domestic and foreign economic context the new venture is ""very much in the lap of the gods"" (Time).

  • lap
    expr. lap up, (Informal.)
    a. to believe eagerly, especially something untrue.
    Ex. The boys lapped up the tales about Daniel Boone and the Indians.
    b. to drink or eat greedily or with great pleasure.
    Ex. The hikers were so hungry

  • lap
    lap (1), noun.
    1. the front part from the waist to the knees of a person sitting down, and the clothing that covers it.
    Ex. Mother holds the baby on her lap. These advantages would not drop into anyone's lap, and they should not look for easy

  • lap
    lap (2), verb, lapped,lapping,noun.

  • lap
    lap (3), verb, lapped,lapping,noun.

  • lap
    lap (4), verb.
    (Scottish.) a past tense of leap.

  • lap
    noun 1. the act of lapping.
    Ex. With one lap of his tongue the bear finished the honey.
    2. a sound of lapping.
    Ex. The lap of waves against the boat put me to sleep.
    3. the amount lapped; lick; taste.
    4. something that is

  • lap
    noun 1. the part that laps over.
    2. the amount that a part laps over.
    3a. one time around a race track.
    Ex. Who won the first lap of the race? Sunday night at 10:00 o'clock, when the checkered flag drops, the car that has covered the

  • lap
    v.i. 1. to lie togethr, so as to cover partly; overlap.
    Ex. The shingles lapped over each other.
    2. to extend out beyond a limit.
    Ex. The reign of Queen Elizabeth (from 1558 to 1603) lapped over into the 1600's.
    3. to project in

  • lap
    v.i. 1. to move or beat gently with a lapping; splash gently.
    Ex. Little waves lapped against the boat.
    2. (Obsolete.) to take up liquid with the tongue.

  • lap
    v.t. 1. to drink by lifting up with the tongue.
    Ex. Cats and dogs lap up water.
    2. to move or strike gently against with a lapping sound.
    Ex. I ... hear the water ... Lapping the steps beneath my feet (Longfellow).

  • lap
    v.t. 1a. to lay together, one thing partly over or beside another.
    Ex. to lap shingles on a roof.
    b. to put together by overlapping, as a lap joint.
    Ex. Lap this edge over that.
    2a. to wind or wrap (around); fold (over or about)

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