lip

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 the coffee pot is broken.
a ) the edge of a high piece of land:
We walked up to the lip of the canyon.
3. ) uncount INFORMAL a way of speaking to someone that shows you do not respect them:
give someone lip: Don't give me any more of your lip, Sara!
button/zip your lip SPOKEN
used for rudely telling someone to not say anything
my lips are sealed SPOKEN
used for saying that you will not tell a secret to anyone else
on everyone's lips
if something is on everyone's lips, a lot of people are talking about it:
The company's name has been on everyone's lips.
pay lip service to something
to say publicly that you agree with an idea, but not do anything to support it
read/watch my lips SPOKEN
used for telling someone to listen very carefully to what you are saying:
Right Joe, read my lips go to bed now.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern 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 — 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) . ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary 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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