- the cover of the capsule; operculum.
- the upper section of a pyxidium.
verb (used with object), lid·ded, lid·ding.
- licorice stick,
- liddel hart,
- liddell hart,
- liddell hart, sir basil henry
Origin of lid
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
- Britishto be the final blow to
- to curb, prevent, or discourage
Word Origin for lid
mid-13c., from Old English hlid "lid, cover, opening, gate," from Proto-Germanic *khlithan (cf. Old Norse hlið "gate, gap," Swedish lid "gate," Old French hlid, Middle Dutch lit, Dutch lid, Old High German hlit "lid, cover"), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)), with here perhaps the sense of "that which bends over." Meaning "eyelid" is from early 13c. Slang sense of "hat, cap" is attested from 1896. Slang phrase put a lid on "clamp down on, silence, end" is from 1906.
see blow the lid off; flip one's lid; put the lid on.