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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lapped p. pr. & vb. n. Lapping.]
 1. To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lap·ping n. A kind of machine blanket or wrapping material used by calico printers.
 Lapping engine, Lapping machine Textile Manuf., A machine for forming fiber info a lap. See its Lap, 9.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked
           up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
      2: an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in
         my lap"
      3: the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his
         lap was covered with food stains" [syn: lap covering]
      4: a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles
         should be at least ten inches" [syn: overlap]
      5: movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just
         for insurance" [syn: circle, circuit]
      6: touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
         [syn: lick]
      v 1: lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
      2: pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand" [syn: lick]
      3: move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing
         sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The
         curtain swooshed open" [syn: swish, swosh, swoosh]
      4: take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the
         cub licked the milk from its mother's breast" [syn: lap
         up, lick]
      5: wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore" [syn: lave,
      [also: lapping, lapped]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : covering with a design in which one element covers a part of
          another (as with tiles or shingles) [syn: imbrication,

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See lap

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    of water like a dog, i.e., by putting the hand filled with water
    to the mouth. The dog drinks by shaping the end of his long thin
    tongue into the form of a spoon, thus rapidly lifting up water,
    which he throws into his mouth. The three hundred men that went
    with Gideon thus employed their hands and lapped the water out
    of their hands (Judg. 7:7).