lid·​less ˈlid-ləs How to pronounce lidless (audio)
: having no lid
archaic : watchful

Examples of lidless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try a single bulb in an old and intricately patterned gravy boat or teacup, or, for more impact, plant several bulbs together in a lidless soupier or tureen, covering the soil with a layer of green moss that can either be lifted from the garden or bought in bags from floristry suppliers. Paula Sutton, Vogue, 23 Dec. 2023 An outdoor recreation area dares guests to picnic in the Land of Mordor, under Sauron's lidless eye. Meg St-Esprit, Good Housekeeping, 29 Dec. 2022 In tests, a dog sniffed a sample, then was presented with a set of six lidless glass jars. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 21 Dec. 2015 The panoptic awareness created by virality is an Eye of Sauron, a lidless and unceasing glare that will follow you to the ends of the earth. WIRED, 1 Dec. 2022 The Shanghai retrospective charts the evolution of that style, from portraits with bulging cheeks and lidless eyes; to smudged, spectral forms in neutral tones; to frenetic, colorful facial features. CNN, 30 Sep. 2021 Surinam toads are also called stargazers because their tiny, lidless eyes sit on top of their heads. National Geographic, 1 Oct. 2020 Then, sterilize the empty, lidless jars by placing them, right side up on the rack in your pot. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 15 Sep. 2020 Research has shown that lidless toilets increase the risk of bacteria and larger particles escaping into the air. Joseph G. Allen, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lidless was in the 14th century

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“Lidless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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