lids

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lid \Lid\ (l[i^]d), noun [AS. hlid, fr. hl[imac]dan (in comp.) to cover, shut; akin to OS. hl[imac]dan (in comp.), D. lid lid, OHG. hlit, G. augenlid eyelid, Icel. hli[eth] gate, gateway. [root]40.]

1. That which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk.

2. The cover of the eye; an eyelid. --Shak.

Tears, big tears, gushed from the rough soldier's lid. --Byron.

3. (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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

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}, {lid}, {palpebra}]

2: 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"

3: headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim [syn: {hat}, {chapeau}, {lid}]


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