- 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 unlidded
Pour broth into any relatively tall and thin container: an unlidded drink pitcher or a huge measuring cup will probably work fine.
Left entirely alone, Miss Desborough glanced around the room, and then went quietly up to the unlidded coffin.Stories in Light and Shadow|Bret Harte
The lawns were unkempt, the bare windows stared at the trees like unlidded eyes.The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories|Gertrude Atherton
- 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.