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lid

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noun \ˈlid\

Definition of lid

  1. 1 :  a movable cover for the opening of a hollow container (as a vessel or box)

  2. 2 :  eyelid

  3. 3 :  the operculum in mosses

  4. 4 slang :  hat

  5. 5 :  something that confines, limits, or suppresses :  check, restraint

  6. 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>

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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lid

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Definition of lid

lidded

lidding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cover or supply with a lid

13th Century

First Known Use of lid

13th century



LID Defined for English Language Learners

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lid

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noun \ˈlid\

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

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noun \ˈlid\

Definition of lid for Students

  1. 1 :  a movable cover <the lid of a box>

  2. 2 :  eyelid

lidded

\ˈli-dəd\ adjective

lidless

\ˈlid-ləs\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

lid

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noun \ˈlid\

Medical Definition of lid

  1. :  eyelid



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