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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1989 Formula One Season - Race-by-race - Race Sixteen: Australia
... Prost 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 ...
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 ... as Laffite, now even closer than before, attempted to pass his teammate later on the same lap ...
1985 British Grand Prix
... (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 ... 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 ...
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 4. 8 ...
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 fourth corner ... On lap 18 Coulthard was 5 seconds behind Häkkinen ...

More definitions of "lap":

  • (noun): The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs.
    Example: "His lap was covered with food stains"
    Synonyms: lap covering
  • (verb): Wash or flow against.
    Synonyms: lave, wash
  • (noun): An area of control or responsibility.
    Example: "The job fell right in my lap"
  • (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
  • (noun): Touching with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lick
  • (verb): Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound.
    Synonyms: swish, swosh, swoosh
  • (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): 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:

    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)

    The seasons alter; hoary-headed frosts
    Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,
    And on old Hiems’ thin and icy crown
    An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds
    Is, as in mockery, set.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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