- the cover of the capsule; operculum.
- the upper section of a pyxidium.
verb (used with object), lid·ded, lid·ding.
Origin of lid
Related formssub·lid, nounun·der·lid, nounun·lid·ded, adjective
Examples from the Web for lid
“Hard hat…heavy jacket…welding gloves…fish landing net…a sheet…a big Tupperware bin with a lid,” he says.
A Saudi Arabian television ad for Viagra shows a man struggling to push a straw through the lid of his beverage.
Trying to keep a lid on yet more rumors about your sexuality.
“I want to use information to put a lid on that local corruption before it gets too extreme,” Simon told The Daily Beast.
Crumbs avoided advertising and contracted production out, thus keeping a lid on costs.
He is dead, and I have taken his soul in my hands; but I know why you open the lid of that golden box.Responsibilities|William Butler Yeats
He opened the lid, searched among some tools which lay in the receptacle beneath, and took out a chisel.The Dead Secret|Wilkie Collins
As he raised the lid of his old-fashioned desk the letter fell to the floor.Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks|Charles Felton Pidgin
She looked at him with a sardonic smile, plucking a pink wad from the lid of a box of sweetmeats beside her.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
The cause is the failure of the mayor and Sweeney to keep the lid down in Los Angeles.Spring Street|James H. Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for lid
- British to be the final blow to
- to curb, prevent, or discourage
Derived Formslidded, adjective
Word Origin for lid
Idioms and Phrases with lid
see blow the lid off; flip one's lid; put the lid on.