lip

lip
W2 [lıp] n
[: Old English; Origin: lippa]
1.)
one of the two soft parts around your mouth where your skin is redder or darker
upper/lower/top/bottom lip
His bottom lip was swollen.
She had big eyes and full lips (=large and round lips) .
Matt opened the door with a smile on his lips .
Marty kissed me right on the lips !
thin-lipped/thick-lipped/full-lipped
(=having lips that are thin, or large and round)
Stephen pursed his lips with distaste (=brought them together tightly into a small circle) .
2.)
the edge of a hollow or deep place in the land
lip of
the old road that ran along the lip of the gorge
3.) [C usually singular]
the edge of something you use to hold or pour liquid
= ↑rim
4.) [U] informal
talk that is not polite or respectful - used especially by adults to children
= ↑cheek
Don't give me any of your lip !
5.) my lips are sealed
spoken used to say that you will not tell anyone about a secret
6.) on everyone's lips
being talked about by everyone
an actress whose name is on everyone's lips
bite your lip atbite1 (1)
lick your lips atlick1 (5)
not pass sb's lips atpass1 (24)
read sb's lips atread1 (18)
smack your lips atsmack1 (3)
a stiff upper lip atstiff1 (10)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of the mouth, etc.)


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  • LIP — LIP; lip·a·rid·i·dae; lip·a·ris; lip·a·rite; lip; lip·id; lip·i·do·plast; lip·i·do·sis; lip·i·do·some; lip·in; lip·less; lip·o·gram; lip·o·gram·mat·ic; lip·o·gram·ma·tism; lip·o·gram·ma·tist; lip·pen; lip·per·ings; lip·pia; lip·pi·ness;… …   English syllables

  • Lip — (l[i^]p), n. [OE. lippe, AS. lippa; akin to D. lip, G. lippe, lefze, OHG. lefs, Dan. l[ae]be, Sw. l[ a]pp, L. labium, labrum. Cf. {Labial}.] 1. One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lip — /lɪp / (say lip) noun 1. either of the two fleshy parts or folds forming the margins of the mouth and performing an important function in speech. 2. (plural) these parts as organs of speech. 3. Colloquial impudent talk. 4. a lip like part or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lip — [lip] n. [ME lippe < OE lippa, akin to MDu lippe < IE base * leb , to hang loosely, lip > L labes, a falling, labium, lip] 1. either of the two fleshy folds forming the edges of the mouth 2. anything like a lip, as in structure or in… …   English World dictionary

  • lip — [ lıp ] noun *** 1. ) count one of the two edges that form the top and bottom parts of your mouth: His thin red lips stretched into a smile. 2. ) count the place on the edge of a glass or container where you pour out liquid: Careful, the lip of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lip- — vor Konsonanten auch Lipo [griech. lípos = Speck]: Bestimmungswort von Zus. mit der Bed. »Fett«. * * * lip , Lip : ↑ lipo , Lipo . * * * lip , Lip : ↑lipo , ↑Lipo . li|po , Li|po , (vor Vokalen auch:) lip …   Universal-Lexikon

  • lip — ► NOUN 1) either of the two fleshy parts forming the edges of the mouth opening. 2) the edge of a hollow container or an opening. 3) informal impudent talk. 4) another term for LABIUM(Cf. ↑labium). ► VERB ▪ (of water) lap a …   English terms dictionary

  • lip- — lip(o) élément, du gr. lipos, graisse . ⇒LIP(O) , (LIP , LIPO )élém. formant I. Élém. tiré du gr. ( ) , de « graisse, corps gras », entrant dans la constr. de subst. et d adj. appartenant notamment à la biol. et à la méd. A. [Le 2e élém. n est… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lip's — est un groupe féminin de Jpop, actif de 1990 à 1992, composé de trois idoles japonaises. Fin 1990, elles forment un groupe commun avec le trio Rakutenshi et la soliste Rumi Shishido, le temps d un single et d un album de noël, sous le nom… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lip — Lip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lipped} (l[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lipping} ( p[i^]ng).] 1. To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss. [1913 Webster] The bubble on the wine which breaks Before you lip the glass. Praed. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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