Pronunciation: lăp
n.1.The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.
2.An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth.
3.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.
4.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.
5.(Steam Engine) 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).
6.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.
7.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.
8.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.
9.(Cotton Manuf.) A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine.
10.(Mach.) 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.
Lap joint
a joint made by one layer, part, or piece, overlapping another, as in the scarfing of timbers.
Lap weld
a lap joint made by welding together overlapping edges or ends.
Inside lap
(Steam Engine) lap of the valve with respect to the exhaust port.
Outside lap
lap with respect to the admission, or steam, port.
v. t.1.To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.
[imp. & p. p. Lapped ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Lapping.]
To lap his head on lady's breast.
- Praed.
2.To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10.
1.To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth.
2.To wrap or wind around something.
3.To infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish.
4.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.
5.(Carding & Spinning) To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working.
To lap boards
to lay one partly over another.
To lap timbers
to unite them in such a way as to preserve the same breadth and depth throughout, as by scarfing.
- Weale.
v. i.1.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.
1.To take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something.
2.To make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the tongue.
v. t.1.To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue.
n.1.The act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap.
2.The sound of lapping.
Noun1.Laplap - the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
2.lap - an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
3.lap - the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains"
Synonyms: lap covering
4.lap - a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
Synonyms: overlap
5.lap - movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
Synonyms: circle, circuit
6.lap - touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
Synonyms: lick
Verb1.lap - lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
2.lap - pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
Synonyms: lick
3.lap - move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"
Synonyms: swish, swoosh, swosh
4.lap - take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
Synonyms: lap up, lick
5.lap - wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
Synonyms: lave, wash
LAP - LISP Assembly Program. The assembly language embedded into early Lisp. LAP was also used by the Liar compiler for MIT Scheme and MACLISP.

[Sammet 1969, p. 597].
Link Access Procedure / Protocol (CCITT, X.25) To notice your lap in your dream, implies opportunities and/or problems. It may also indicate loneliness and loss. To dream that you are sitting someone's lap, signifies that you will find stability and security after some difficult situations. To dream that you are holding someone on your lap, denotes that you will be open to unfavourable criticism.Le Mans, adjoin, air race, ambit, anteriority, apparel, applique, arch over, array, attire, automobile race, babble, be the bellwether, beacon, beat, bedeck, bedrape, befringe, bestraddle, bestride, beverage, bib, bicycle race, bind, boat race, bold front, border, bound, box, brave face, brave front, breath, bridge, brush, bubble, bumper, bundle, bundle up, burble, caress, case, catch up with, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumvent, close, close the circle, clothe, coat, coating, collop, come full circle, come up to, come up with, compass, compass about, contact, contest of speed, covering, cuddle, cut, cutaneous sense, cycle, dash, deal, deck, derby, describe a circle, dight, disk, display, dog race, draft, drag race, drain the cup, dram, drape, drench, dress, drink bottoms-up, drink deep, drink hard, drink off, drink up, dud, edge, embay, embosom, embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, encircle, enclasp, enclose, enclothe, encompass, endue, endurance race, enfold, enframe, enrobe, enshroud, envelop, environ, enwrap, extend over, facade, face, facet, facia, feel, feeling, feuille, film, fingertip caress, flank, flap, flick, fly, foil, fold, follow strong drink, footrace, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, frame, fringe, front, front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, full circle, gain on, gain upon, garb, gargle, garment, get ahead of, get before, girdle, girdle the globe, glance, go about, go around, go before, go round, go the round, graze, grog, guggle, guide, gulp, gurgle, guzzle, gyre, habilitate, hand-mindedness, hang over, have the start, head, head the line, heading, heat, hem, hurdle race, imbibe, imbricate, imbrication, invest, involve, jut, kiss, knock back, lambency, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap over, lap up, lapping, lave, lead, lead the dance, lead the way, leaf, leave behind, leave standing, libation, lie over, light the way, light touch, line, lip, list, loop, make a circuit, marathon, marathon race, march, marge, margin, marginate, match race, membrane, motorcycle race, mouth, muffle up, nestle, nip, nuzzle, obstacle race, obverse, orbit, outpace, outrun, outsail, outstrip, overarch, overhang, overhaul, overlap, overlapping, overlay, overlayer, overlie, override, overtake, pace, pack, package, pane, panel, pass, patina, peel, peg, pellicle, plait, plank, plash, plate, plating, ply, plywood, portion, potation, potato race, precede, preface, prefix, priority, proscenium, pull, purfle, purl, quaff, race, rag out, raiment, rasher, regatta, relay, relay race, revolution, revolve, ride, rim, ripple, road race, robe, round, round trip, rounds, rub, run, sack race, safety glass, scum, sense of touch, set off, set the pace, sheathe, sheet, shingle, shroud, side, sip, skin, skirt, slab, slat, slice, slosh, slurp, smother, snort, snuggle, soak, soak up, span, spearhead, speedway race, spiral, splash, sponge up, sprint, sprint race, stand first, stock-car race, stroke, suck, sup, surround, swaddle, swash, swathe, swig, swill, swish, table, tablet, tactile sense, taction, take the lead, tap, tentative poke, three-legged race, tipple, tire, tongue, tope, torch race, toss down, toss off, tot, touch, tour, track race, trill, trim, turn, veneer, verge, wafer, walk, wash, washing, wheel, whisper, window dressing, wrap, wrap about, wrap up, yacht race
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Laotian capital
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-- Lap --
lap choly
lap covering
lap joint
lap of honour
lap of luxury
lap of the gods
Lap riveting
lap up
Lap weld
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