lip


1lip

noun \ˈlip\

: either one of the two soft parts that surround the mouth

: the edge of a cut or hole

: the edge of a container especially where it is slightly spread out

Full Definition of LIP

1
:  either of two fleshy folds that surround the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and are organs of human speech essential to certain articulations; also :  the red or pinkish margin of the human lip
2
slang :  back talk
3
a :  a fleshy edge or margin (as of a wound)
b :  labium
c :  labellum 1
d :  a limb of a labiate corolla
4
a :  the edge of a hollow vessel or cavity
b :  a projecting edge: as
(1) :  the beveled upper edge of the mouth of an organ flue pipe (2) :  the sharp cutting edge on the end of a tool (as an auger) (3) :  a short spout (as on a pitcher)
c :  edge 2
5
lip·less \-ləs\ adjective
lip·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of LIP

  1. He had a cut on his lip.
  2. She was nervously biting her lip.
  3. the lips of a wound
  4. the lip of a crater
  5. the lip of a pitcher

Origin of LIP

Middle English, from Old English lippa; akin to Old High German leffur lip and probably to Latin labium, labrum lip
First Known Use: before 12th century

2lip

adjective

Definition of LIP

1
:  insincere <lip praise>
2
:  produced with the participation of the lips :  labial <lip consonants>

Examples of LIP

  1. <part of the ritual of the awards ceremony is the nominee's lip praise for the performances of his or her competitors>

First Known Use of LIP

1558

3lip

verb
lippedlip·ping

Definition of LIP

transitive verb
1
:  to touch with the lips; especially :  kiss
2
:  utter
3
:  to lap against :  lick
4
:  to hit (a putt) so that the ball hits the edge of the cup but fails to drop in —usually used with out
intransitive verb
:  to hit the edge of the cup without dropping in —used with out <the putt lipped out>

Examples of LIP

  1. <the waves, reflecting the red glow of the sunset, gently lipped the prow>

First Known Use of LIP

1589

Related to LIP

lip

noun \ˈlip\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIP

1
: either of the two fleshy folds which surround the opening of the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and in humans are organs of speech essential to certain articulations; also : the pinkish or reddish margin of a human lip composed of nonglandular mucous membrane and usually exposed when the mouth takes on its natural set
2
: an edge of a wound
3
: either of a pair of fleshy folds surrounding an orifice
4
: an anatomical part or structure (as a labium) resembling a lip
lip·like \ˈlip-ˌlīk\ adjective

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