Synonyms of lap


1. lap, thigh

usage: the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"

2. lap, sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena

usage: an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"

3. lap, lap covering, cloth covering

usage: the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains"

4. lap, overlap, flap

usage: a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"

5. lap, circle, circuit, locomotion, travel

usage: movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

6. lick, lap, touch, touching

usage: touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"


1. lap, lie

usage: lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

2. lick, lap, stroke

usage: pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"

3. lap, swish, swosh, swoosh, sound, go

usage: move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"

4. lap, lap up, lick, drink, imbibe

usage: take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"

5. lave, lap, wash, flow

usage: wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"

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