- a labium.
- the outer or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell.
verb (used with object), lipped, lip·ping.
verb (used without object), lipped, lip·ping.
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Idioms for lip
- to face misfortune bravely and resolutely: Throughout the crisis they kept a stiff upper lip.
- to suppress the display of any emotion.
Origin of lip
OTHER WORDS FROM liplip·less, adjectivelip·like, adjectiveout·lip, verb (used with object), out·lipped, out·lip·ping.un·der·lip, noun
Words nearby lip
Example sentences from the Web for lipping
Not far distant Winton lay stretched along a fir-shadowed rock, the slime-green base of which was washed by the lipping waves.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
But now, swollen with spring rains, the ditches of the Sunk were lipping to the overflow.Patsy|S. R. Crockett
The first little rivulet that trickled forth from their lipping fulness would be the signal of their destruction.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
Fig. 216 is a scarfed joint with undercut vee'd ends which prevent the joint from lipping up or down or sideways.Woodwork Joints|William Fairham
When a portion of the “lipping” is broken off, it may give rise to a loose body.
British Dictionary definitions for lipping
- either of the two fleshy folds surrounding the mouth, playing an important role in the production of speech sounds, retaining food in the mouth, etcRelated adjective: labial
- (as modifier)lip salve
- to stifle one's feelings
- to be annoyed or irritated
verb lips, lipping or lipped
Derived forms of liplipless, adjectiveliplike, adjective
Word Origin for lip
Medical definitions for lipping (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for lipping (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with lipping
In addition to the idioms beginning with lip
- lips are sealed, one's
- lip service
- button up (one's lip)
- keep a stiff upper lip
- lick one's chops (lips)
- pass one's lips