lid

noun
1 removable top
ADJECTIVE
airtight, close-fitting, tight, tight-fitting

Choose a dish with a tight-fitting lid.

closed, sealed
hinged
box, coffin, piano, saucepan, trunk (on a car) (AmE), etc.
dustbin (BrE), garbage-can (AmE), trash-can (AmE)
metal, plastic, etc.
VERB + LID
lift, open, raise

She lifted the lid of the box.

pop (AmE), pop off, prise off (BrE), pry off (AmE), remove, take off, unscrew

We managed to remove the lid with a lever.

close, replace, shut
put down, slam shut
put on, screw down, screw on

I poured some water and screwed the lid back on the bottle.

The coffin lid had been screwed down.

keep on

Keep the lid on the pan until the liquid comes to the boil.

PREPOSITION
on the lid

His name was on the lid.

2 lids of the eyes ⇨ See also ↑eyelid
ADJECTIVE
eye
closed, drooping, half-closed, half-open, heavy, lowered, narrowed

She felt the tears burning against her closed lids.

top, upper
VERB + LIDS
close, lower

She saw James walk in and hastily lowered her lids.

lift, open

She lifted her lids and found him looking at her.

LIDS + VERB
droop

Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.

PREPOSITION
behind … lid

She could still see the light flickering behind her closed lids.

beneath … lid

She glanced at him occasionally from beneath lowered lids.

through … lid

He was watching her through half-closed lids.


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  • lid — [lıd] n ↑lid ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(cover)¦ 2¦(eye)¦ 3 keep a/the lid on something 4 put a/the lid on something 5 take the lid off something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: hlid] 1.) ¦(COVER)¦ a cover for the open part of a pot, box, or other container …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lid — [ lıd ] noun count ** 1. ) a cover for a container: a lid for the casserole dish close/lift/open the lid: She closed the lid of the suitcase. 2. ) the piece of skin that covers your eye when it is closed: EYELID keep/put a lid on something to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lid — /lɪd / (say lid) noun 1. a movable piece, whether separate or hinged, for closing the opening of a vessel, box, etc.; a movable cover. 2. an eyelid. 3. Botany (in mosses) a. the cover of the capsule; operculum. b. the upper section of a pyxidium …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lid — steht für: Augenlid eine Rockband, siehe Lid (Band) LiD oder LID steht als Abkürzung für: Landwirtschaftlicher Informationsdienst, Presse und Informationsstelle der Schweizer Landwirtschaft in Bern LiD, polnisches Wahlbündnis, siehe Linke und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lid — (l[i^]d), n. [AS. hlid, fr. hl[=i]dan (in comp.) to cover, shut; akin to OS. hl[=i]dan (in comp.), D. lid lid, OHG. hlit, G. augenlid eyelid, Icel. hli[eth] gate, gateway. [root]40.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which covers the opening of a vessel or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lid — /lid/, n., v., lidded, lidding. n. 1. a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usually at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover. 2. an eyelid. 3. a restraint, ceiling, or curb, as on prices or news. 4. Slang. a hat, cap …   Universalium

  • lid — (n.) mid 13c., from O.E. hlid lid, cover, opening, gate, from P.Gmc. *khlithan (Cf. O.N. hlið gate, gap, Swed. lid gate, O.Fr. hlid, M.Du. lit, Du. lid, O.H.G. hlit lid, cover ), from PIE root *klei to lean (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lid — is an abbreviation for:* Light Weight Identity protocol, a mechanism for claiming and verifying identity on the Internet. * Lawson Insight Desktop. * The Library Interchange Definition. * The League for Industrial Democracy. * The ICAO code for… …   Wikipedia

  • Lid — Sn std. (9. Jh.), mhd. lit, fnhd. auch lied, ahd. lid, (h)lit, as. hlid Stammwort. Aus g. * hlida n. Verschluß , auch in anord. hliđ, as. hlid, afr. hlid. Die Augenlider werden also als Deckel, Verschluß der Augen bezeichnet. Zu g. * hleid a Vst …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • lid — sustantivo femenino 1. Uso/registro: elevado. Combate, lucha, o discusión: En la guerra se libraron cruentas lides en las que murieron muchos soldados. Mantuvo una lid muy dura con el secretario del otro partido. Sinónimo: enfrentamiento. 2. (en… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • lid — [lid] n. [ME < OE hlid (akin to Ger lid in augenlid, eyelid) < base seen in OE hlidan, to cover < IE base * k̑lei , to LEAN1] 1. a movable cover, hinged or unattached, as for a box, trunk, pot, etc.; top 2. short for EYELID ☆ 3. Informal …   English World dictionary

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