lap 1 of 3

as in leg
a portion of a trip we were on the last lap of the journey, eagerly heading for home

Synonyms & Similar Words



2 of 3

verb (1)

as in to wash
to flow along or against the waves gently lapped the sandy shore

Synonyms & Similar Words

as in to ripple
to move with a splashing motion a stiff breeze that was causing the lake waters to lap against the hull with some force

Synonyms & Similar Words


3 of 3

verb (2)

Thesaurus Entries Near lap

Cite this Entry

“Lap.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on lap

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?