I've found the American Heritage Dictionary has this entry for lap:
To envelop in something; swathe: models who were lapped in expensive furs.
Without looking at my dictionary, lap could mean:
one round of a course -for example, "The racecar was on it's finsal lap"
The table made by your legs when you sit down, "The cat went to sleep on her lap"
To lick, "The dog lapped at the water"
But it certainly doesn't mean "wrap."
tdol, what do you think?
I've never heard that meaning here in the UK.
So, rare usage, but not wrong?Originally Posted by tdol
I've not heard that usage in North America. :? Hmm. I wonder if it's a semantic extention of lap up?Originally Posted by Taka
I've never heard "lap" used in this sense either, but ...Originally Posted by Casiopea
lap v 5 FOLD/WRAP < literary to fold or wrap something around something else lappingn [U] (from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary (????) Language
Waves lapping on the shore?
If it's in a dictionary, it has clearly been identified as a genuine usage, so it must be right. However, I wouldn't use it here as no one would understand it.Originally Posted by Taka
It seems that at least it's not one of those "Japlish" as Mr. Russell says. That's good. :)
Thank you, teachers!