- The definition of a lip is either the top or bottom edges of the mouth, something that resembles these, or an outer or upper edge or rim.
- An example of a lip is what's used when kissing.
- An example of a lip is the edge of a glass.
- Lip is defined as to touch the lips to something.
An example of lip is putting a musical instrument to your mouth in order to play.
A pair of puckered lips.
lip- definition by Webster's New World
- either of the two fleshy folds forming the edges of the mouth
- anything like a lip, as in structure or in being an edge, rim, or margin; specif.,
- the edge of a wound
- the projecting rim of a pitcher, cup, etc.
- the edge of the mouthpiece of a wind instrument
- the edge on either side of the sound-producing opening of an organ flue pipe
- the cutting edge of any of certain tools
- Anat. labium
- Bot. a lip-shaped corolla, calyx, or petal, as in a mint or an orchid
- the position and use of the lips in playing a wind instrument; embouchure
- Slang impertinent or insolent talk
Origin: Middle English lippe ; from Old English lippa, akin to Middle Dutch lippe ; from Indo-European base an unverified form leb-, to hang loosely, lip from source Classical Latin labes, a falling, labium, lip
- to touch with the lips; specif.,
- to place the lips in the proper position for playing (a wind instrument)
- Archaic to kiss
- to utter, esp. softly
- Golf to come just to the edge of (the cup): said of the ball
- Phonet. articulated with a lip or the lips; labial: not widely used as a technical term: a lip consonant
- of or for the lips
- from the lips only; spoken, but insincere
- lipless adjective
lip- definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Anatomy Either of two fleshy folds that surround the opening of the mouth.
- A structure or part that encircles or bounds an orifice, as:a. Anatomy A labium.b. The margin of flesh around a wound.c. Either of the margins of the aperture of a gastropod shell.d. A rim, as of a vessel, bell, or crater.
- Botany One of the two divisions of a bilabiate corolla or calyx, as in the snapdragon, or the modified upper petal of an orchid flower.
- The tip of a pouring spout, as on a pitcher.
- Slang Insolent talk.
- a. To touch the lips to.b. To kiss.
- To utter.
- To lap or splash against.
- Sports To hit a golf ball so that it touches the edge of (the hole) without dropping in.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English lippa; see leb- in Indo-European roots.
- lipˈless adjective
lip- - Medical Definition
- Either of two fleshy folds that surround the opening of the mouth.
- A liplike structure bounding or encircling a bodily cavity or groove.
lip- - Phrases/Idioms
bite one's lip
hang on the lips of
keep a stiff upper lipâ
smack one's lips
Variant of lipo-
Origin: ; from Classical Greek lipos, fat ; from Indo-European an unverified form leip-: see leave