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a. either of the two fleshy folds surrounding the mouth, playing an important role in the production of speech sounds, retaining food in the mouth, etc.
b. (as modifier): lip salve
2. the corresponding part in animals, esp mammals
4. the embouchure and control in the lips needed to blow wind and brass instruments
A fleshy fold above and below the entrance to the mouth of mammals.
A parapet placed on the downstream margin of a millrace or apron in order to minimize scouring of the river bottom.
Cutting edge of a fluted drill formed by the intersection of the flute and the lip clearance angle, and extending from the chisel edge at the web to the circumference.
The margin of an open wound.
(science and technology)
The edge of a hollow cavity or container.
1. A rounded overhanging edge or member.
2.See lip strike.
In pop culture, lips are usually symbols of sexuality and sensuality. They are also symbols of communication. Old dream interpretation books say that if you see beautiful lips in your dreams, expect happy events to occur, but if you see ugly or deformed lips, look out for trouble! Who knows?