Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lap

6 senses of lap

Sense 1
lap -- (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)

Sense 2
lap -- (an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap")
       => sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena -- (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")

Sense 3
lap, lap covering -- (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)

Sense 4
lap, overlap -- (a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches")
       => flap -- (any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope")

Sense 5
lap, circle, circuit -- (movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance")
       => locomotion, travel -- (self-propelled movement)

Sense 6
lick, lap -- (touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet")
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lap

5 senses of lap

Sense 1
lap -- (lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another)
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 2
lick, lap -- (pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand")
       => stroke -- (touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard")

Sense 3
lap, swish, swosh, swoosh -- (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'")

Sense 4
lap, lap up, lick -- (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")

Sense 5
lave, lap, wash -- (wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore")
       => flow -- (cover or swamp with water)

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