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lid

noun \ ˈlid \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of lid

1 : a movable cover for the opening of a hollow container (such 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 in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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lid

verb

Definition of lid

lidded; lidding
: to cover or supply with a lid

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First Known Use of lid

13th century

in the meaning defined above

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LID Defined for English Language Learners

lid

Definition of lid for English Language Learners

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


LID Defined for Kids

lid

noun \ ˈlid \

Definition of lid for Students

1 : a movable cover
  • the lid of a box
2 : eyelid

lidded

\ˈli-dəd\ adjective

lidless

\ˈlid-ləs\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

lid

noun \ ˈlid \

medical Definition of lid

: eyelid


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