Lid Lid (l[i^]d), n. [AS. hlid, fr. hl[=i]dan (in comp.) to cover, shut; akin to OS. hl[=i]dan (in comp.), D. lid lid, OHG. hlit, G. augenlid eyelid, Icel. hli[eth] gate, gateway. [root]40.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk. [1913 Webster]

2. The cover of the eye; an eyelid. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Tears, big tears, gushed from the rough soldier's lid. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) (a) The cover of the spore cases of mosses. (b) A calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian {Eucalypti}. (c) The top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • lid — (n.) mid 13c., from O.E. hlid lid, cover, opening, gate, from P.Gmc. *khlithan (Cf. O.N. hlið gate, gap, Swed. lid gate, O.Fr. hlid, M.Du. lit, Du. lid, O.H.G. hlit lid, cover ), from PIE root *klei to lean (see …   Etymology dictionary

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  • lid — [lid] n. [ME < OE hlid (akin to Ger lid in augenlid, eyelid) < base seen in OE hlidan, to cover < IE base * k̑lei , to LEAN1] 1. a movable cover, hinged or unattached, as for a box, trunk, pot, etc.; top 2. short for EYELID ☆ 3. Informal …   English World dictionary

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