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  Dictionary Definition of lip

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 liplike part or structure.
5. Botany either of the two parts ( upper and lower ) into which the corolla or calyx of certain plants (esp. the mint family) is divided.
6. Zoology a. labium. b. the outer or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell.
7. Music the position and arrangement of lips and tongue in playing a wind instrument.
8. any edge or rim.
9. a projecting edge, as of a jug.
10. the crest of a wave which is starting to break, but is not yet curling.
11. the edge of an opening or cavity, as of a canyon or wound.
12. Carpentry the blade at the end of an auger which cuts the chip after it has been circumscribed by the spur.
-- adjective
13. of or relating to the lips or a lip.
14. relating to, characterised by, or made with the lips.
-- verb ( lipped, lipping )
-- verb (t)
15. to touch with the lips.
16. Golf to hit the ball over the rim of (the hole).
17. to utter, especially softly.
18. Obsolete to kiss.
19. to affix lipping to the edge of (a door, board, etc.).
-- verb (i)
20. to use the lips in playing a musical wind instrument.
-- phrase
21. bite one's lip, a. to show vexation. b. to stifle one's feelings, especially anger or irritability.
22. button the lip, to be silent.
23. curl one's lip, to show scorn.
24. give someone lip, to talk, especially to a superior, in a cheeky or insolent manner.
25. hang on the lips of, to listen very attentively or eagerly.
26. keep a stiff upper lip, to face misfortune bravely, especially without outward show of perturbation.
27. smack one's lips, to show enjoyment or anticipation of something enjoyable, especially food.
[ME lip ( pe ), OE lippa, c. D lip, G Lippe; akin to L labium, labrum ]