What does lid mean?

Definitions for lidlɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. lid(noun)

    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"

  3. hat, chapeau, lid(noun)

    headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim


  1. lid(Noun)

    top or cover of a container

  2. lid(Noun)

    a cap or hat

  3. lid(Noun)

    one ounce of cannabis

  4. lid(Noun)

    (surfing slang, mainly Australia) bodyboard or bodyboarder

  5. lid(Noun)

    a motorcyclist's crash helmet

  6. lid(Noun)

    in amateur radio, an incompetent operator

  7. lid(Verb)

    to put a lid on something

  8. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lid(noun)

    that which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk

  2. Lid(noun)

    the cover of the eye; an eyelid

  3. Lid(noun)

    the cover of the spore cases of mosses

  4. Lid(noun)

    a calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian Eucalypti

  5. Lid(noun)

    the top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts

  6. 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.]


  1. Lid

    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

  1. Lid

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4613

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lid' in Nouns Frequency: #2462


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sierra Hellstrom:

    It's almost like a lid on top of a pot.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    People should first get the lid of own mind opened before accepting any person being mass propagated as an icon.

  3. Rami Abdulrahman:

    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.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    One can disagree with the particulars of the agreement to put a lid on the nuclear weapons program of Iran, and that is fair game. But this steps over the line.

  5. House Democrats on Capitol Hill:

    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.

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