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1lid

noun \ˈlid\

: a cover on a box, can, jar, etc., that can be lifted or removed

Full Definition of LID

1
:  a movable cover for the opening of a hollow container (as a vessel or box)
2
:  eyelid
3
:  the operculum in mosses
4
slang :  hat
5
:  something that confines, limits, or suppresses :  check, restraint
6
:  an ounce of marijuana

Examples of LID

  1. <I had to get a screwdriver to pry the lid off of the paint can.>
  2. <as he left the field, the pitcher tipped his lid to the cheering crowd>

Origin of LID

Middle English, from Old English hlid; akin to Old High German hlit cover, and probably to Old English hlinian to lean — more at lean
First Known Use: before 12th century

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Rhymes with LID

2lid

verb
lid·dedlid·ding

Definition of LID

transitive verb
:  to cover or supply with a lid

First Known Use of LID

13th century
LID Defined for Kids

lid

noun \ˈlid\

Definition of LID for Kids

1
:  a movable cover <the lid of a box>
2
:  eyelid
lid·ded \ˈli-dəd\ adjective
lid·less \ˈlid-ləs\ adjective
Medical Dictionary

lid

noun \ˈlid\

Medical Definition of LID

:  eyelid

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