Noun > Lap

Noun > Lap


1 : an act of going completely around a track or over a course when you are running, swimming, etc.

The race is 12 laps long.

With one lap remaining, the race was still close.

the last/final lap of the race

(US) He was swimming/doing laps in the pool. (=he was swimming from one end of the pool to the other and then back again)

The winner of a race often takes a victory lap (US) or lap of honour (British) by going around the track or over the course alone one more time as a way to celebrate.

2 : a part of a journey

They were in the last lap (=stage, leg) of their trip home from Europe.