Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lip”

lip

noun uk   /lɪp/ us  

lip noun (BODY PART)

B1 [C] one of the two soft, red edges of the mouth: She kissed me on the lips. He licked his lips.

lip noun (EDGE)

[C] a part of an edge of a container that is shaped to allow liquid to be poured easily from the container

lip noun (SPEECH)

[U] informal the act of arguing with someone in a way that is rude or does not show enough respect: That's enough of your lip, young lady!
(Definition of lip from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More