lip - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lip”

See all translations

lip

noun  us   /lɪp/

lip noun (BODY PART)

[C] either of the two edges of flesh around the opening of the mouth: She licked/pursed/puckered her lips.Lip gloss Lip gloss is a makeup put on the lips to make them shiny.

lip noun (EDGE)

[C] the edge of a container or opening, esp. the part of the edge used for pouring

lip noun (SPEECH)

[U] slang speech that is rude and shows a lack of respect: Don’t give me any more of your lip.
Translations of “lip”
in Arabic شِفة…
in Korean 입술…
in Malaysian bibir…
in French lèvre, bord…
in Turkish dudak, kenar…
in Italian labbro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 唇,嘴唇…
in Russian губа, носик (сосуда)…
in Polish warga, brzeg, krawędź…
in Vietnamese môi, gờ, mép…
in Spanish labio, borde…
in Portuguese lábio…
in Thai ริมฝีปาก, ขอบ…
in German die Lippe, der Rand…
in Catalan llavi…
in Japanese くちびる…
in Indonesian bibir, tepi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 唇,嘴唇…
(Definition of lip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lip?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More