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Dictionary Definition

lid

Noun

1 either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer" [syn: eyelid, palpebra]
2 a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening of a container
3 headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim [syn: hat, chapeau]

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see Lid

English

Etymology

hlid, from Germanic *hliðo-m. Cognate with Dutch lid, German (Augen)lid ‘eyelid’.

Pronunciation

  • /lɪd/
  • Rhymes: -ɪd

Noun

  1. top or cover of a container
  2. a cap or hat
  3. one ounce of cannabis
  4. (surfing slang, mainly Australia) bodyboard or bodyboarder
    the rest of us managed to dodge out of control lid riders — Kneelo Knews August 2003 http://www.kneeboardsurfing.co.uk/html_pages/kneeloknewsAugust03.htm
    Mal rider, shortboard or lid everyone surfs like a kook sometimes. — realsurf.com message board 2001 http://www.realsurf.com/completesurfer-responses.htm
  5. a motorcyclist's crash helmet

Translations

Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. people

Derived terms

Danish

Noun

lid

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. member (of a group)
  2. member (extremity of a body)

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *lith-, whence also Old English liþ, Old Norse liðr

Noun

lid

Spanish

Etymology

Latin lis; see also litigate

Noun

lid

Swedish

Verb form

lid
  1. imperative of lida

Extensive Definition

LID is an abbreviation for:
LiD is an abbreviation for:
Lid is also:
lid in German: Lid
lid in Dutch: Lid

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

baby blues, banjo eyes, bright eyes, bung, cap, chapeau, check valve, clear eyes, cock, cork, cornea, cover, coverchief, eye, eyeball, eyelid, faucet, goggle eyes, handkerchief, hat, headcloth, headdress, headgear, headpiece, headtire, headwear, iris, kerchief, lens, millinery, naked eye, nictitating membrane, oculus, operculum, optic, optic nerve, orb, organ of vision, peeper, peg, pin, plug, popeyes, pupil, retina, saucer eyes, sclera, sea cock, spigot, spike, spile, spill, starry orbs, stop, stopgap, stopper, stopple, tap, top, unaided eye, valve, visual organ
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