Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: lap
IPA transcription: [l'æp]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: lap
    Meaning: the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: lap
    Meaning: lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
  • Synonyms: lick, lap
    Meaning: pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
Usage examples
  • His hands lay idly in his lap.
  • Jane had to sit on Anthea's lap.
  • He threw the letter into her lap.
  • Leslie carried a small package, which she laid in Julia Cloud's lap.
  • Old Grannis shyly put out his hand and took hers as it lay upon her lap.
  • So they sat down, and he laid his head on her lap and was soon fast asleep.
  • "Oh, the workman has to sit in its lap," he said, turning to her more gaily.
  • "Oh!" Lucy burst into tears and impulsively threw the book into Conniston's lap.
  • She sat long, with the letters in her lap, thinking--and unconsciously freezing.
  • Marjorie laughed, as she patted the little bunch of blue-gray fur in Dora's lap.