lip

Your lips are the external, fleshy part of your mouth. You have a top lip and a bottom lip. Lips are what make kissing possible.

Lips are useful when it comes to speaking, eating, and kissing. If you say that something is "on everyone's lips," you mean that it's the topic everyone seems to be talking about lately. If an angry teacher says, "Don't give me any lip!" he means "Don't be a smart mouth," or "Don't be impertinent." When you manage to keep a "stiff upper lip," you stay brave even when things get difficult.

Primary Meanings of lip

1.
n
either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
2.
n
the top edge of a vessel or other container
3.
n
an impudent or insolent rejoinder
Full Definitions of lip
1

n either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking

Types:
overlip
the upper lip
underlip
the lower lip
Type of:
external body part
any body part visible externally
articulator
a movable speech organ

n (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx

Type of:
plant part, plant structure
any part of a plant or fungus

n either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell

Type of:
border, margin, perimeter
the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
2

n the top edge of a vessel or other container

Synonyms:
brim, rim
Types:
collar, shoe collar
the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
Type of:
edge
a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
3

n an impudent or insolent rejoinder

Synonyms:
back talk, backtalk, mouth, sass, sassing
Type of:
comeback, counter, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

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