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- (countable) Either of the two fleshy protrusions around the opening of the mouth.
- Synonym: labium
- (countable) A part of the body that resembles a lip, such as the edge of a wound or the labia.
- Synonym: labium
- (by extension, countable) The projecting rim of an open container or a bell, etc.; a short open spout.
- (slang, uncountable) Backtalk; verbal impertinence.
- The edge of a high spot of land.
- 1894, David Livingstone, “Chapter VII”, in A Popular Account of Dr Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries:
- We landed at the head of Garden Island, which is situated near the middle of the river and on the lip of the Falls. On reaching that lip, and peering over the giddy height, the wondrous and unique character of the magnificent cascade at once burst upon us.
- 1999, Harish Kapadia, “Ascents in the Panch Chuli Group”, in Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya, New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 136:
- Looking to the east we could see Api and the mountains of west Nepal, shapely snow peaks in the distance, while in the immediate foreground, much lower but still dramatic, were the peaks of Panch Chuli IV and V (III was hidden by the lip of a huge cornice), Telkot and Nagling, all of them unclimbed, all steep and challenging.
- The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.
- (botany) One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla.
- (botany) The distinctive petal of the Orchis family.
- (zoology) One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell.
- (music, colloquial) Embouchure: the condition or strength of a wind instrumentalist's lips.
- bite one's lip
- black lip
- button one's lip
- button up one's lip
- cleft lip
- cunt lips
- fat lip
- from your lips to God's ears
- give lip
- hang one's lip
- hare lip
- keep one's lips sealed
- lick one's lips
- lip balm
- lip bear
- lip bit
- lip clap
- lip comfort
- lip devotion
- lip dub
- lip duo
- lip flap
- lip flip
- lip gloss
- lip homage
- lip language
- lip liner
- lip lock
- lip off
- lip piercing
- lip plate
- lip plug
- lip reading
- lip salve
- lip seal
- lip service
- lip sync
- lip wisdom
- lock lips
- loose lip
- loose lips sink ships
- lower lip
- make a lip
- one's lips are sealed
- on everyone's lips
- read lips
- read someone's lips
- shoot from the lip
- stiff upper lip
- there's many a slip between the cup and the lip
- there's many a slip twixt cup and lip
- there's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip
- thick lip
- upper lip
- vagina lips
- V-lip redhorse
- zip one's lip
- zip the lip
- zip up one's lip
fleshy protrusion framing the mouth
part of body resembling a lip
rim of an open container
slang: backtalk, verbal impertinence
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (transitive) To touch or grasp with the lips; to kiss; to lap the lips against (something).
- c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene v], page 348, column 1:
- […] a hand that Kings / Haue lipt, and trembled kiſſing.
- (transitive, figurative) (of something inanimate) To touch lightly.
- (intransitive, transitive) To wash against a surface, lap.
- (intransitive) To rise or flow up to or over the edge of something.
- 1973, Mary Stewart, The Hollow Hills, New York: William Morrow, Book I, Chapter 3, p. 26:
- Above the spring the little statue of the god Myrddin, he of the winged spaces of the air, stared from between the ferns. Beneath his cracked wooden feet the water bubbled and dripped into the stone basin, lipping over into the grass below.
- (transitive) To form the rim, edge or margin of something.
- (transitive) To utter verbally.
- (transitive) To simulate speech by moving the lips without making any sound; to mouth.
- (sports) To make a golf ball hit the lip of the cup, without dropping in.
- 1999, J. M. Gregson, chapter 9, in Malice Aforethough, Sutton: Severn House, page 112:
- Lambert just missed his three; his putt lipped the hole before finishing two feet past it.
- (transitive, music) To change the sound of (a musical note played on a wind instrument) by moving or tensing the lips.
- lip (part of the mouth)
- Die slang het in my lip gebyt! ― The snake has bitten me in my lip!
- lip (part of the mouth)
- Ze likte haar lippen na het eten van het heerlijke dessert.
- She licked her lips after eating the delicious dessert.
- De zoen op haar lippen bracht een glimlach op haar gezicht.
- The kiss on her lips brought a smile to her face.
- lip (of a container)
- De fles had een speciale rubberen lip om morsen te voorkomen.
- The bottle had a special rubber lip to prevent spills.
- Het blikje had een metalen lipje waarmee je het gemakkelijk kon openen.
- The can had a metal tab that made it easy to open.
lip ? (plural lips)
lip m (diminutive lipk)
Declension of lip
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
- Muka, Arnošt (1921, 1928), “lip”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
- Starosta, Manfred (1999), “lip”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag
|For pronunciation and definitions of lip – see 逐 (“to chase; to pursue; gradually; one by one; etc.”).|
(This character, lip, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of 逐.)
lip (Cyrillic spelling лип)
- (Chakavian, Ikavian) nice, pretty
- 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 1:30:
- Tasol mi givim ol grinpela lip na gras samting olsem kaikai bilong olgeta bikpela na liklik animal na bilong olgeta pisin.” Orait ol dispela samting i kamap olsem God i tok.