lid Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
- his lids would stay open no longer
noun a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
- he raised the piano lid
noun headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
That which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc. ; a movable cover; as, the. lidof a chest or trunk
The cover of the eye; an eyelid.Shak.
Tears, big tears, gushed from the rough soldier's lid. Byron.
(Bot.) (a) The cover of the spore cases of mosses. (b) A calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian Eucalypti. (c) The top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts.
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