What is lap?

  • (noun): A flap that lies over another part.
    Example: "The lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
    Synonyms: overlap
    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
... 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
... and could well 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 ... Laffite, now even closer than before, attempted to pass his teammate later on the same lap ...
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-Har ...
1998 Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Summary
... 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 ... On lap 18 Coulthard was 5 seconds behind Häkkinen ...
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 ... 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): Touching with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lick
  • (noun): An area of control or responsibility.
    Example: "The job fell right in my lap"
  • (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
  • (verb): Take up with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lap up, lick
  • (verb): Wash or flow against.
    Synonyms: lave, wash
  • (verb): Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound.
    Synonyms: swish, swosh, swoosh
  • (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): The upper side of the thighs of a seated person.
    Example: "He picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"

Famous quotes containing the word lap:

    If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer.
    Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)

    I like to see it lap the Miles—
    And lick the Valleys up—
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    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)