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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The agency’s logo is still a lidless eye, sleepless, ever-vigilant. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, 23 Mar. 2018 After giving blood, they all deposit urine in samples in unsanitary, lidless to-go cups, and Kourtney’s looks particularly plentiful and radioactive. Mariah Smith, The Cut, 8 Jan. 2018 See More

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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 5 Dec. 2022.

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