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Definition of "lap" []

  • The front area from the waist to the knees of a seated person. (noun)
  • The portion of a garment that covers the lap. (noun)
  • A hanging or flaplike part, especially of a garment. (noun)
  • An area of responsibility, interest, or control: an opportunity that dropped in his lap. (noun)
  • The lap of luxury Conditions of great affluence or material comfort: an heiress living in the lap of luxury. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lap" in a sentence
  • "_lip, lap, lip, lap_ you hear is made by their tails."
  • "Anyway, the title lap was run, and afterward Lewis brought back some sand he had scooped up from the pit, and the flag he had carried and other memorabilia, and handed them over to be auctioned off for the Wendy foundation. """
  • "In his lap is a wonderful little house dog named Kingsley, property of one Attackerman."