What is lap?

  • (verb): Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound.
    Synonyms: swish, swosh, swoosh
    See also — Additional definitions below


A lap is a surface created between the knee and hips of a bipedal being when it is in a seated or lying down position.

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Some articles on lap:

1983 Formula One Season - FIA World Championship Season Review - Early Season
... be attributed to his magnificent start, which left him 14th at the end of the first lap ... Tambay started the race from pole, and he led until lap 25 from Rosberg, who had made easy work early in the race of both the other Ferrari of René Arnoux and his own teammate ... attempted to pass his teammate later on the same lap ...
1998 Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Summary
... into the lead, and took off for a long and lonely drive, leading every lap of the Grand Prix ... On lap one Häkkinen led David Coulthard by over a second, and was three seconds ahead of Heinz-Harald Frentzen in third, Ralf Schumacher spun out on the first lap at the ... On lap 18 Coulthard was 5 seconds behind Häkkinen ...
1999 Austrian Grand Prix - Classification
... Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points 4 ... Eddie Irvine Ferrari 71 12812.438 2 ... David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 71 +0.313 1 ... Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 71 +22.282 8 ... Heinz-Haral ...
1989 Formula One Season - Race-by-race - Race Sixteen: Australia
... Starting from pole, by lap ten he had over 30 seconds to the Williams pair and counting ... On lap 13, he ran into the rear of Brundle's Brabham and was out of the race ...
1985 British Grand Prix
... At an average speed of 160.9 mph (258.9 km/h), Keke Rosberg's qualifying lap remained the fastest in F1 history until 2002 ... On the first lap right after the start, 4 cars went out at Copse ... with Senna (who made an excellent start from fourth on the grid, had been leading almost every lap since lap 1, but eventually retired with fuel problems) for much of the second half of the race ...

More definitions of "lap":

  • (noun): The upper side of the thighs of a seated person.
    Example: "He picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
  • (verb): Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another.
  • (noun): Touching with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lick
  • (verb): Wash or flow against.
    Synonyms: lave, wash
  • (verb): Take up with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lap up, lick
  • (noun): Movement once around a course.
    Example: "He drove an extra lap just for insurance"
    Synonyms: circle, circuit
  • (verb): Pass the tongue over.
    Synonyms: lick
  • (noun): An area of control or responsibility.
    Example: "The job fell right in my lap"
  • (noun): The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs.
    Example: "His lap was covered with food stains"
    Synonyms: lap covering
  • (noun): A flap that lies over another part.
    Example: "The lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
    Synonyms: overlap

Famous quotes containing the word lap:

    She look’d amiable!—Why could I not live and end my days thus? Just disposer of our joys and sorrows, cried I, why could not a man sit down in the lap of content here—and dance, and sing, and say his prayers, and go to heaven with this nut brown maid?
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own;
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    Four and twenty at her back
    And they were a’ clad out in green;
    Tho the King of Scotland had been there
    The warst o’ them might hae been his Queen.

    On we lap and awa we rade
    Till we cam to yon bonny ha’
    Whare the roof was o’ the beaten gold
    And the floor was o’ the cristal a’.
    —Unknown. The Wee Wee Man (l. 21–28)