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Meaning of LIP

Pronunciation:  lip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the top edge of a vessel
  2. [n]  fleshy folds of tissue as those surrounding the mouth
  3. [n]  an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"

LIP is a 3 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: back talk, backtalk, brim, mouth, rim, sass, sassing
 See Also: arteria labialis, articulator, cheek, comeback, counter, edge, external body part, impertinence, impudence, labial artery, labial vein, labium, mouth, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte, vena labialis, vessel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 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.
             Thine own lips testify against thee.  --Job xv. 6.
    2. An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything;
       a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel.
    3. The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.
    4. (Bot.)
       (a) One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate
           corolla. (b) The odd and peculiar petal in the
           {Orchis} family. See {Orchidaceous}.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve
    {Lip bit}, a pod auger. See {Auger}.
    {Lip comfort}, comfort that is given with words only.
    {Lip comforter}, one who comforts with words only.
    {Lip labor}, unfelt or insincere speech; hypocrisy. --Bale.
    {Lip reading}, the catching of the words or meaning of one
       speaking by watching the motion of his lips without
       hearing his voice. --Carpenter.
    {Lip salve}, a salve for sore lips.
    {Lip service}, expression by the lips of obedience and
       devotion without the performance of acts suitable to such
    {Lip wisdom}, wise talk without practice, or unsupported by
    {Lip work}.
       (a) Talk.
       (b) Kissing. [Humorous] --B. Jonson.
    {To make a lip}, to drop the under lip in sullenness or
       contempt. --Shak.
    {To shoot out the lip} (Script.), to show contempt by
       protruding the lip.
  2. \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
             The bubble on the wine which breaks Before you lip
             the glass.                            --Praed.
             A hand that kings Have lipped and trembled kissing.
    2. To utter; to speak. [R.] --Keats.
  3. \Lip\, v. t.
    To clip; to trim. [Obs.] --Holland.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing lips in your dream means sensuality, sex, love, and romance. They are also seen as a means of communication as in the familiar phrase "read my lips".
Easton Bible Dictionary

besides its literal sense (Isa. 37:29, etc.), is used in the original (saphah) metaphorically for an edge or border, as of a cup (1 Kings 7:26), a garment (Ex. 28:32), a curtain (26:4), the sea (Gen. 22:17), the Jordan (2 Kings 2:13). To "open the lips" is to begin to speak (Job 11:5); to "refrain the lips" is to keep silence (Ps. 40:9; 1 Pet. 3:10). The "fruit of the lips" (Heb. 13:15) is praise, and the "calves of the lips" thank-offerings (Hos. 14:2). To "shoot out the lip" is to manifest scorn and defiance (Ps. 22:7). Many similar forms of expression are found in Scripture.

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