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lap


  12  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lap  \Lap\,  n.  [OE.  lappe,  AS  l[ae]ppa;  akin  to  D.  lap  patch, 
  piece,  G.  lappen,  OHG.  lappa,  Dan.  lap,  Sw  lapp.] 
  1.  The  loose  part  of  a  coat;  the  lower  part  of  a  garment  that 
  plays  loosely;  a  skirt;  an  apron.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  An  edge;  a  border;  a  hem,  as  of  cloth.  --Chaucer. 
 
  If  he  cuts  off  but  a  lap  of  truth's  garment,  his 
  heart  smites  him  --Fuller. 
 
  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. 
 
  Men  expect  that  happiness  should  drop  into  their 
  laps.  --Tillotson. 
 
  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 
 
  Note:  The  lap  of  shingles  or  slates  in  roofing  is  the 
  distance  one  course  extends  over  the  second  course 
  below,  the  distance  over  the  course  immediately  below 
  being  called  the  cover. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lap  \Lap\,  v.  t. 
  To  take  into  the  mouth  with  the  tongue;  to  lick  up  with  a 
  quick  motion  of  the  tongue. 
 
  They  'II  take  suggestion  as  a  cat  laps  milk.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lap  \Lap\,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lap  \Lap\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  The  upper  wings  are  opacous;  at  their  hinder  ends 
  where  they  lap  over  transparent,  like  the  wing  of  a 
  flay.  --Grew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lap  \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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lap  \Lap\,  v.  i.  [OE.  lappen,  lapen,  AS  lapian;  akin  to  LG 
  lappen,  OHG.  laffan  Icel.  lepja,  Dan.  lade,  Sw  l["a]ppja, 
  L.  lambere;  cf  Gr  ?,  W.  llepio  Cf  {Lambent}.] 
  1.  To  take  up  drink  or  food  with  the  tongue;  to  drink  or  feed 
  by  licking  up  something 
 
  The  dogs  by  the  River  Nilus's  side  being  thirsty, 
  lap  hastily  as  they  run  along  the  shore.  --Sir  K. 
  Digby 
 
  2.  To  make  a  sound  like  that  produced  by  taking  up  drink  with 
  the  tongue. 
 
  I  heard  the  ripple  washing  in  the  reeds,  And  the 
  wild  water  lapping  on  the  crag.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lap  \Lap\,  v.  t.  [OE.  lappen  to  fold  (see  {Lap},  n.);  cf  also 
  OE  wlappen  perh.  another  form  of  wrappen,  E,  wrap.] 
  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 
 
  About  the  paper  .  .  .  I  lapped  several  times  a 
  slender  thread  of  very  black  silk.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  3.  To  infold;  to  hold  as  in  one's  lap;  to  cherish. 
 
  Her  garment  spreads,  and  laps  him  in  the  folds. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  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},  {shingles},  etc.,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  9.  (Chem.)  A  unit  of  chemical  attraction;  as  oxygen  has  two 
  bonds  of  affinity.  It  is  often  represented  in  graphic 
  formul[ae]  by  a  short  line  or  dash.  See  Diagram  of 
  {Benzene  nucleus},  and  {Valence}. 
 
  {Arbitration  bond}.  See  under  {Arbitration}. 
 
  {Bond  crediter}  (Law),  a  creditor  whose  debt  is  secured  by  a 
  bond.  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Bond  debt}  (Law),  a  debt  contracted  under  the  obligation  of 
  a  bond.  --Burrows. 
 
  {Bond}  (or  {lap})  {of  a  slate},  the  distance  between  the  top 
  of  one  slate  and  the  bottom  or  drip  of  the  second  slate 
  above,  i.  e.,  the  space  which  is  covered  with  three 
  thicknesses;  also  the  distance  between  the  nail  of  the 
  under  slate  and  the  lower  edge  of  the  upper  slate. 
 
  {Bond  timber},  timber  worked  into  a  wall  to  tie  or  strengthen 
  it  longitudinally. 
 
  Syn:  Chains;  fetters;  captivity;  imprisonment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lap 
  n  1:  the  upper  side  of  the  thighs  of  a  seated  person 
  2:  an  area  of  control  or  responsibility;  "the  job  fell  right  in 
  my  lap" 
  3:  the  part  that  covers  the  thighs  when  one  is  seated  [syn:  {lap 
  covering}] 
  4:  a  part  that  lies  over  another  part  [syn:  {overlap}] 
  5:  movement  once  around  a  course;  "he  drove  an  extra  lap  just 
  for  insurance"  [syn:  {circle},  {circuit}] 
  6:  touching  with  the  tongue  [syn:  {lick}] 
  v  1:  lie  partly  over  or  alongside  of  something  or  of  one  another 
  2:  pass  the  tongue  over  [syn:  {lick}] 
  3:  move  with  or  make  or  cause  to  move  with  or  make  a  whistling 
  or  hissing  sound,  as  of  liquids  [syn:  {swish},  {swosh}] 
  4:  take  up  with  the  tongue;  "The  cat  lapped  up  the  milk"  [syn: 
  {lap  up}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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]. 
 
  (1994-11-01) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  LAP 
  Link  Access  Procedure  /  Protocol  (CCITT,  X.25) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LAP,  n.  One  of  the  most  important  organs  of  the  female  system  --  an 
  admirable  provision  of  nature  for  the  repose  of  infancy,  but  chiefly 
  useful  in  rural  festivities  to  support  plates  of  cold  chicken  and 
  heads  of  adult  males.  The  male  of  our  species  has  a  rudimentary  lap, 
  imperfectly  developed  and  in  no  way  contributing  to  the  animal's 
  substantial  welfare. 
 
 




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