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Definitions of lid

  1. a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening of a container Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The cover of the eye; an eyelid. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The cover of the spore cases of mosses. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian Eucalypti. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A movable cover closing an opening, as of a box; top; the cover of the eye. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A cover: that which shuts a vessel: the cover of the eye. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A movable cover; eye lid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A cover; that which shuts a vessel or box; the cover of the eye, or eye-lid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A movable cover; the cover of the eye. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for lid

  1. As the boys were killed, Kleomedes, pursued by the people, got into a wooden chest, and shut down the lid holding in inside so that many men together were not able to force it open. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. Plunger had been so interested in the proceedings of the Fifth that he had lifted the lid in the slightest possible degree so that he might the better hear what was going on. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
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