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Synonyms for lap

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lick, lap(noun)

    touching with the tongue

    "the dog's laps were warm and wet"

  2. lap, circle, circuit(noun)

    movement once around a course

    "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

    process, action, accomplish, execute, work, serve, carry through, swear out, fulfil, work on, carry out, sue, treat, march, fulfill, litigate

    inactiveness, inactivity, inaction

  3. lap, overlap(noun)

    a flap that lies over another part

    "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"

    skinny, tightlipped, cheeseparing, snug, penny-pinching, stuffy, faithful, airless, nigh, close-fitting, tight, confining, closemouthed, near, unaired, secretive, closelipped

    distant, out-of-town, far-flung, unequal, ventilated, unrestrained, faraway, unconfined, inaccurate, remote, coarse, communicatory, generous, deep, ulterior, extreme, removed(p), careless, loosely knit, nonadjacent, loose, public, long-distance, long, yon, communicative, harsh, yonder, open, open up

  4. lap, lap covering(noun)

    the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs

    "his lap was covered with food stains"

    skinny, tightlipped, cheeseparing, snug, penny-pinching, stuffy, faithful, airless, nigh, close-fitting, tight, confining, closemouthed, near, unaired, secretive, closelipped

    yonder, loose, ulterior, removed(p), unconfined, generous, distant, extreme, unequal, harsh, careless, remote, long-distance, yon, ventilated, public, long, communicatory, nonadjacent, communicative, faraway, coarse, unrestrained, deep, out-of-town, inaccurate, loosely knit, far-flung, open up, open

  5. lap(noun)

    the upper side of the thighs of a seated person

    "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"

    eschaton, doomsday, crack of doom, end of the world, day of reckoning, doom

  6. lap(noun)

    an area of control or responsibility

    "the job fell right in my lap"

    stance, billet, berth, seat, lieu, place, spot, perspective, locating, plaza, station, view, post, property, space, topographic point, shoes, location, position, spatial relation, status, positioning, blank space, posture, military position, attitude, placement, home, emplacement, stead, situation, side, piazza, office

  7. lave, lap, wash(verb)

    wash or flow against

    "the waves laved the shore"

  8. lap, lap up, lick(verb)

    take up with the tongue

    "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"

    genus Sardinia, genus Sardina

  9. lick, lap(verb)

    pass the tongue over

    "the dog licked her hand"

    flavour, harden, flavor, mollify, season, temper

  10. lap, swish, swosh, swoosh(verb)

    move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

    "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"

    slide, playground slide, swoop, sloping trough, lantern slide, slideway, sliding board, coast, chute, microscope slide, glide

  11. lap(verb)

    lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

    sponge on

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lap(v. a.)

    fold, turn over, lay over

  2. lap(v. a.)

    wrap, cover, twist round

  3. lap(v. a.)

    lick, lick up, take up with the tongue

  4. lap(v. n.)

    be folded over, be laid over

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lap":

    laps, abdominal, knee, wpi, tower, erotic

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How to use lap in a sentence?

  1. Kathrine Palmer Peterson, 516 Sensational Cat Quotes:

    The best holistic remedy for high blood pressure is a purring cat on your lap.

  2. Ivanka Trump:

    I believe my father, I know my father. Soon after, Handler took to Twitter to share an image from a 1996 photo shoot for Vanity Fair that shows her sitting on her father’s lap, caressing his face and staring at him at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Ivanka Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics. ( Reuters).

  3. Jeff Gordon:

    I wouldn't do any (type) racing if I couldn't fully prepare for and I couldn't bring something to that team to enhance the their chances of winning, if I feel healthy enough with my back. Physically fit enough to handle the (high gravity forces) ... make the lap times. It would be definitely be the goal.

  4. Mabel Thomsen:

    He said anybody that had a string of beads could sit in his lap. I happened to be wearing a string of beads so I got to sit in his lap.

  5. Courtney McGregor:

    But then I did a handstand lap around the lounge.

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