What is lap?

  • (verb): Pass the tongue over.
    Synonyms: lick
    See also — Additional definitions below

Lap

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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1983 Formula One Season - FIA World Championship Season Review - Early Season
... 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 ... closer than before, attempted to pass his teammate later on the same lap ...
1989 Formula One Season - Race-by-race - Race Sixteen: Australia
... elected to withdraw at the end of the first lap in such torrentially wet conditions and would score no points ... 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 ...
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 ...
1985 British Grand Prix
... 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 ... 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 ...
1998 Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Summary
... 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 fourth ... On lap 18 Coulthard was 5 seconds behind Häkkinen ...

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"
  • (noun): A flap that lies over another part.
    Example: "The lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
    Synonyms: overlap
  • (verb): Take up with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lap up, lick
  • (noun): An area of control or responsibility.
    Example: "The job fell right in my lap"
  • (noun): Movement once around a course.
    Example: "He drove an extra lap just for insurance"
    Synonyms: circle, circuit
  • (verb): Wash or flow against.
    Synonyms: lave, wash
  • (verb): Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another.
  • (noun): The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs.
    Example: "His lap was covered with food stains"
    Synonyms: lap covering
  • (noun): Touching with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lick
  • (verb): Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound.
    Synonyms: swish, swosh, swoosh

Famous quotes containing the word lap:

    Far from the sun and summer-gale
    In thy green lap was Nature’s Darling laid,
    What time, where lucid Avon stray’d,
    To him the mighty mother did unveil
    Her awful face:
    Thomas Gray (1716–1771)

    He gives the impression of a strong mind which is composed and wise. His brown eye is exceedingly kindly and gentle. A child would like to sit in his lap and a dog would sidle up to him. It is difficult to associate his personality and this impression of kindness and gentle simplicity with what has occurred here in connection with these purges and shootings of the Red Army generals, and so forth.
    Joseph Davies (1876–1958)

    Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
    A Youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown,
    Fair Science frown’d not on his humble birth,
    And Melancholy mark’d him for her own.
    Thomas Gray (1716–1771)