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Definitions of lip

  1. an impudent or insolent rejoinder; " don't give me any of your sass"
  2. the top edge of a vessel
  3. fleshy folds of tissue as those surrounding the mouth
  4. One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself.
  5. An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything; a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel.
  6. The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.
  7. One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla.
  8. The odd and peculiar petal in the Orchis family. See Orchidaceous.
  9. One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell.
  10. To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss.
  11. To utter; to speak.
  12. To clip; to trim.
  13. One of the two fleshy borders of the mouth; the flaring or folding edge of anything hollow.
  14. The muscular border in front of the teeth by which things are taken into the mouth: the edge of anything.
  15. Border of the mouth; edge; anything like a lip.
  16. The border of the mouth; the mouth; speech; theedge of anything.
  17. The edge or border of the mouth; the edge of anything; one of the two opposite divisions of a labiate coral; the edge of the aperture of a univalve shell.
  18. To kiss; to utter. To make a lip, to drop the under lip in sullenness or contempt.
  19. One of the two edges or borders of the mouth; the edge of any thing.
  20. One of the fleshy folds round the mouth; a lip- like structure, such as labia, labella, etc..
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Usage examples for lip

  1. He entered with a very bright face, but drew down his under lip when he perceived Franzelius. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  2. She looked down to blush, and she looked up to sigh,- With a smile on her lip, and a tear in her eye. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  3. Ted bit his lip. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  4. All my wisdom is lip- wisdom, and my goodness lip- goodness. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  5. Olive bit her lip. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  6. Mabel Binks knows perfectly well Miss Cox is there with us and she herself would give her eyes to be one of the party, and then I bit my lip to keep from saying anything else about the mischief- making girl. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  7. He bit his lip, which trembled. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. She bit her lower lip. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  9. She bit her lip and tears trembled in her eyes. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  10. You were a homely young Nymph then, and you stuck out your lower lip at me. – Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  11. The Englishman listened and lingered, made as if he would go in, and then, with something of a smile upon his lip, turned hastily away. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  12. Sebright was biting his lip. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  13. Again Rosamund bit her lip, and kept a short silence. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  14. Elinor, who was standing next to Billie when this happened, turned away and bit her lip. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  15. She hesitated, saw that he had not looked, bit her lip angrily, and snatched up the parcel. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  16. But the door was thrown open, and in the doorway stood a young couple- one a youth with fair hair and the down of a moustache on his lip, and oh, in face so like to the dead Joseph. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  17. That's enough of your lip. – Windows (Fifth Series Plays) by John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009
  18. Lady Levison bit her lip and bowed coldly; and at that moment a servant appeared to conduct Mr. Carlyle to Sir Peter. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  19. 1139, having no lip, and but a small amount of cutting surface; and the corner A should be bevelled off as shown. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  20. She bit her lip in terror, as he cried, " Now!" – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
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