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Definition of Lip


  1. One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself.
  2. An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything; a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel.
  3. The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.
  4. One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla.
  5. The odd and peculiar petal in the Orchis family. See Orchidaceous.
  6. One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell.
  7. To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss.
  8. To utter; to speak.
  9. To clip; to trim.

Lip Quotations

I can't live without Eucerin cream, lip gloss, gum, nail polish, and sparkly things.

Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
William Shakespeare

Never a lip is curved with pain that can't be kissed into smiles again.
Bret Harte

Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.
Kevyn Aucoin

Though men determine, the gods doo dispose: and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and the lip.
Robert Greene
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Lip Translations

lip in Dutch is lip
lip in Finnish is huuli
lip in German is Lippe
lip in Italian is labbra
lip in Latin is labrum
lip in Norwegian is leppe
lip in Spanish is labio
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