lid·​ded | \ ˈli-dəd How to pronounce lidded (audio) \

Definition of lidded

1 : having or covered with a lid a lidded tureen
2 : having lids especially of a specified kind usually used in combination heavy-lidded eyes

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Food scraps and trimmings left over from preparing meals are saved in a small, lidded tub or bucket that’s kept on the countertop. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Compost," 4 Jan. 2019 In a billboard for the 1931 movie, Boris Karloff is a hulking figure with a square head and heavy-lidded eyes, arms extending well beyond his dark sleeves. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "The Making of a Monster," 27 Sep. 2018 The dog lies on a simple wooden table nestled next to familiar objects: a bundle of firewood, a lidded earthenware jar, a wicker fruit basket, and a pair of wooden sandals, presumably those of its master or mistress. Arthur Wheelock, WSJ, "Well-Worn Life, Frozen In Time," 19 Oct. 2018 The heavy-lidded eyes, which stare out (looking very unimpressed with you) from the front of the car's hood, are meant to reassure pedestrians that the car has detected their presence and won't go running through a crosswalk. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Today in Self-Driving Cars: Jaguar Gives Them Eyes, Toyota Gives Them $500M," 28 Aug. 2018 Let the relish cool to room temperature and then serve or store in a lidded container in the refrigerator. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Spicy Corn Relish," 11 July 2018 Loose candy needed to be kept in lidded jars after an unfortunate incident involving peanut butter cups. Lauren Palmer, Curbed, "When a dog is not just part of the family, but part of the house," 15 June 2018 In one test, MacDonald placed cat food in the bottom of a lidded trash can. National Geographic, "5 Surprising Raccoon Superpowers," 13 June 2018 Heat remaining oil with 2 tablespoons white wine in a large, lidded sauté pan over medium-high heat. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "A Linguine-With-Clams Upgrade," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of lidded

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lidded was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of lidded

: having a lid or a particular kind of lid

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a shady place in a garden or forest

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