Definitions for lidlɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lidlɪd(n.; v.)lid•ded, lid•ding.
(n.)a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usu. at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover.
a restraint, ceiling, or curb, as on prices or news.
Slang. a hat, cap, or other head covering.
Category: Status (usage)
(in mosses) the cover of the capsule; operculum. the upper section of a pyxidium.
Slang. one ounce of marijuana.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(v.t.)to supply or cover with a lid.
Origin of lid:
bef. 1000; ME; OE hlid, c. OFris hlid, OHG (h)lit lid, ON hlith gate, gateway
eyelid, lid, palpebra(noun)
either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
"his lids would stay open no longer"
a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
"he raised the piano lid"
hat, chapeau, lid(noun)
headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a top or cap on a container
Put the lid on the jar.; Does this box have a lid?
top or cover of a container
a cap or hat
one ounce of cannabis
(surfing slang, mainly Australia) bodyboard or bodyboarder
a motorcyclist's crash helmet
in amateur radio, an incompetent operator
to put a lid on something
Origin: hlid, from hlidan (compare Dutch lid, German Lid, Swedish lid), from ḱlíto (compare Old Norse hlíð, Welsh clwyd, Latin clitellae, Lithuanian šlìtė, pã-šlitas, Russian калитка, Ancient Greek ἄκλιτος, δικλίς, Yazghulami xad 'ladder', Sanskrit श्रित, from ḱley-. More at lean.
that which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk
the cover of the eye; an eyelid
the cover of the spore cases of mosses
a calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian Eucalypti
the top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts
A lid, also known as a cap, is part of a container, and serves as the cover or seal, usually one that completely closes the object.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4613
Rank popularity for the word 'lid' in Nouns Frequency: #2462
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Translations for lid
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a cover for a pot, box etc
He lifted the lid of the box and looked inside.
- tampaPortuguese (BR)
- der DeckelGerman
- dangtis, viršusLithuanian
- lokk, dekselNorwegian
- wie(cz)ko, pokrywkaPolish
- vrchnák; pokrievkaSlovak
- 蓋子Chinese (Trad.)
- nắp; vungVietnamese
- 盖子Chinese (Simp.)
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