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Meaning of “lip” in the English Dictionary

"lip" in British English

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lipnoun

uk   us   /lɪp/
  • lip noun (BODY PART)

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

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  • lip noun (EDGE)

[C] a ​part of an ​edge of a ​container that is ​shaped to ​allowliquid to be ​pouredeasily from the ​container
(Definition of lip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lip" in American English

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lipnoun

 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.
(Definition of lip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lip”
in Korean 입술…
in Arabic شِفة…
in Malaysian bibir…
in French lèvre, bord…
in Russian губа, носик (сосуда)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 唇,嘴唇…
in Italian labbro…
in Turkish dudak, kenar…
in Polish warga, brzeg, krawędź…
in Spanish labio, borde…
in Vietnamese môi, gờ, mép…
in Portuguese lábio…
in Thai ริมฝีปาก, ขอบ…
in German die Lippe, der Rand…
in Catalan llavi…
in Japanese くちびる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 唇,嘴唇…
in Indonesian bibir, tepi…
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