- 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 lidded
As he told the story, his lidded eyes would crease into a warm, delighted look.Remembering the Man Who Brought Jaws—and Me—to the Shelves|Christopher Buckley|December 23, 2008|DAILY BEAST
The tea-cups, saucered and lidded, but unhandled, stood in a row before the polished brass hot-water kettle.The Best Short Stories of 1919|Various
Then he looked with his warm blue eyes at the almost sardonic, lidded eyes of the foreigner.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
He licked his thick lips, his eyes blank and lidded, like a toad's.The Crystal Crypt|Philip Kindred Dick
And so, with silk and all sorts of tiny materials, the Lycosa builds a lidded cap to the entrance of her home.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
- British to 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.