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
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
Origin: [AS. hlid, fr. hldan (in comp.) to cover, shut; akin to OS. hldan (in comp.), D. lid lid, OHG. hlit, G. augenlid eyelid, Icel. hli gate, gateway. 40.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lid, n. a cover: that which shuts a vessel: the cover of the eye.—adjs. Lid′ded, having a lid or lids; Lid′less, without lid or lids. [A.S. hlid (Dut. lid)—hlídan, to cover.]
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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
The numerical value of lid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of lid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is because of the difficulty of activists reaching areas hit by the coalition and also because the Islamic State keeps a tight lid on it's human losses.
Based on what I know now, and I will be being briefed as soon as I finish addressing you, this is an important step in putting the lid on Iran's nuclear program.
Based on what I know now, and I will be being briefed as soon as I finish addressing you, this is an important step in putting the lid on Iran's nuclear program. this is an important moment in term of the future of American foreign policy.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it--and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again--and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
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Translations for lid
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- крышка, вечкаBelarusian
- tapaCatalan, Valencian
- در, درپوشPersian
- ceann, mullach, faircillScottish Gaelic
- cobertoira, tampa, tapadeira, tapaGalician
- խուփ, կափարիչArmenian
- គំរប, គ្របKhmer
- wieczko, wieko, pokrywkaPolish
- капак, poklopac, kapak, поклопацSerbo-Croatian
- ආවරණයSinhala, Sinhalese
- veko, viečkoSlovak
- pokrovka, pokrovSlovene
- trökategot, sarkategot, bogategot, köpategot, glätategot, bokategot, tegotVolapük
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