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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sipping lid
▪ Behind her closed lids, a kaleidoscope of flashing colours whirled giddily.
▪ Snuggling into Patrick, she closed her eyes and let the memories drift in front of her closed lids.
▪ Why then were tears burning against her closed lids?
▪ Seconds later, it seemed, some one was shining a very bright, warm light against her closed lids.
▪ Behind his closed lids, light flickered orange, pink and then black.
▪ We gaze at one another despite the effort of heavy lids, our nodding heads, until the lull of sleep defeats.
▪ Her heavy lids lifted and she stared at him, bewildered, stunned by her own inexplicable reaction.
▪ Helen remembered the posy of flowers from the garden that she had tried to fix to the coffin lid with sellotape.
▪ When my father threw in the first handful of dirt, I heard the pebbles dance on the coffin lid.
▪ As the drumming built to a crescendo, the coffin lid snapped open, scattering coins into the dust.
▪ Some of them dabbed their eyes with handkerchiefs, others stared very seriously at the coffin lid.
▪ The sound was as final as the closing of a coffin lid.
▪ Next morning the din from the dustbin lids had hardly subsided when the grim realization drove into my brain.
▪ Melissa heard the sounds of a dustbin lid being replaced and the running of a tap as Eleanor washed her hands.
▪ We had been wakened as on my first morning by the hideous 6 a.m. clattering of dustbin lids.
▪ You gave instructions that I would be the one to blow the lid off.
▪ As I closed the lid he screwed his knuckles into his eyes and his body shook.
▪ I closed the lid, snapping the locks, and stood the case against the wall.
▪ I closed the lid and turned the key in the lock.
▪ The old man's eyes were closed, the thin lids veined, mauve leaf patterns on the milky white.
▪ Her eyes flutter against closed lids, and her mouth opens and closes as she dreams of suckling.
▪ Pour in water, then cover with a lid or foil and bring to the boil.
▪ Top with the spinach leaves and cover with a lid.
▪ Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 5 minutes.
▪ Warm subtle browns and taupes are good for day. Cover the lid with one colour.
▪ Every now and then, everyone knows, folk flip their lid and take their holiday anyway.
▪ Served in tubs, they're easy to consume. Flip the lid and down it in one, like an oyster.
▪ He flipped the lid open and shut with his thumb.
▪ Up with the lark and wanting to get out of town, I have to keep the lid on my impatience.
▪ He apparently hoped this would keep the lid on the operation.
▪ All this will combine to keep the lid on prices.
▪ Additionally, falling prices for key commodities, like copper, are keeping a lid on most manufacturing costs.
▪ Again, she had kept the lid securely shut on her jewel box.
▪ Unlike Anthony, Geoffrey could keep a lid on his temper.
▪ In the meantime, Father Glynn hoped that Jim Maier could keep a lid on the place.
▪ We lifted the lid and placed it gently on the floor.
▪ He lifted the lid and the box was empty.
▪ Trying by cupping his hand over the clasps to avoid the penetrating clicks of opening, George lifted the lid.
▪ Obliging, he lifted the lid and stared with spontaneous admiration at the dozen roses.
▪ The silence as she lifts the lid is almost tangible.
▪ One day she lifted the lid and out flew plagues innumerable, sorrow and mischief for mankind.
▪ Only when evening comes does she lift the lid a chink and peer out, checking whether darkness has yet come.
▪ A bold artist and rugged individualist, Jones loves to lift the lid on the id.
▪ Mrs. Bidwell, meanwhile, had thrown open the lid of the laundry-basket.
▪ You open the lid by grasping a handle shaped like a burned match.
▪ On the screen a woman nonchalantly opens the lid of a washing machine and out leaps one of the Things.
▪ He opened up the lid of what must have been a fish tank holding their live catch.
▪ When night does fall, she opens the lid and stretches out her two front pairs of legs.
▪ Four minutes past two ... I open the lid and reveal a discouraging mass of loose papers.
▪ Then, on second thoughts, she opened the lid just the tiniest fraction so that the creature could breathe.
▪ Alan and I put the lid on the coffin and screwed it down.
▪ If it passes, the measure would be the first time that an Arizona community has put a lid on building permits.
▪ Some one's put all the wrong lids on.
▪ We fill that up with water and put a wooden lid on it to keep the dust out.
▪ His new responsibilities have put the lid on this.
▪ He had left the Phillips screwdriver in the spare room after we'd put the lid on.
▪ He put the lid on the pan and picked up his wine glass and drank before saying anything else.
▪ If your microscope is built from a box with a transparent lid, the drop can be put directly on to the lid.
▪ He raised the lid of the first compartment and stared down in disbelief.
▪ I raised the lid with my foot.
▪ Take the frozen water bottle, remove the lid, invert and rest on the compost towards the centre of the plants.
▪ Reduce pressure by placing cooker under cold running water. Remove lid.
▪ It is advisable to place the cage in a deep box before removing the lid.
▪ To eat, remove the lid and scoop out the flesh, leaving the skin.
▪ If you can't see through the glass because of condensation, remove the lid for a few days.
▪ She almost shrieked when he removed the lid.
▪ He then replaced the three lids correctly according to size.
▪ Open cooker and add olives. Replace lid, lock in place and bring to high pressure for 3 minutes.
▪ Moisten the compost with water and replace the lid.
▪ If not quite cooked, add a tablespoon of water, stir, then replace the lid and cook a little longer.
▪ When he had replaced the lid on the last compartment he slid the box back into place and locked it.
▪ Romanov proceeded to replace the lid on the airtight box, before pushing it back securely in place and locking it.
▪ In Home Corner areas, replacing lids, using cups with saucers or hanging them on hooks provided.
▪ This is built into a special housing to fit the filter box, often on or replacing the lid.
▪ She screwed the lid back on to the bottle and replaced it back in the cabinet.
▪ Dropping her soap-bag on top of the folded clothes, she slammed the case lid down and ferociously snapped the fastenings.
▪ He threw the last items into his suitcase and slammed the lid down and locked it.
▪ He unlocked the boot, scrambled in, and slammed the lid on himself.
▪ Terror jolted through me, and I pushed the book back into the polished box, and slammed its lid shut.
▪ All catch sight of each other and slam down lids.
blow the lid off sth
▪ Her book has blown the lid off the Reagan years.
▪ You gave instructions that I would be the one to blow the lid off.
flip your lid
▪ Every now and then, everyone knows, folk flip their lid and take their holiday anyway.
▪ a saucepan lid
▪ Annie, do you know where the lid for the garbage can is?
▪ Sam lifted the lid of his desk and took out a calculator.
▪ Where's the lid for this jar?
▪ He undid the three locks and swung back the lid.
▪ His eyes brimmed and his lids went red.
▪ Rather, Sanders said, police officers use the curfew to help keep a lid on crime in troubled areas.
▪ Replace lid and shake well, then mix in the chives.
▪ Though requiring no cable, the third model still had 10 radio-controlled movements for eyes, lids and hands.
▪ Up with the lark and wanting to get out of town, I have to keep the lid on my impatience.
▪ When my father threw in the first handful of dirt, I heard the pebbles dance on the coffin lid.
▪ You can often see the eyes move under the lids.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lid \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.

  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.

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

  3. (Bot.)

    1. The cover of the spore cases of mosses.

    2. A calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian Eucalypti.

    3. The top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., from Old English hlid "lid, cover, opening, gate," from Proto-Germanic *khlithan (cognates: Old Norse hlið "gate, gap," Swedish lid "gate," Old French hlid, Middle Dutch lit, Dutch lid, Old High German hlit "lid, cover"), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)), with here perhaps the sense of "that which bends over." Meaning "eyelid" is from early 13c. Slang sense of "hat, cap" is attested from 1896. Slang phrase put a lid on "clamp down on, silence, end" is from 1906.


n. 1 The top or cover of a container. 2 (lb en slang) A cap or hat. 3 (lb en slang) One ounce of cannabis. 4 (lb en surfing slang chiefly Australia) A bodyboard or bodyboarder. 5 (lb en slang) A motorcyclist's crash helmet. 6 (lb en slang) In amateur radio, an incompetent operator. 7 (lb en abbreviation) eyelid. vb. To put a lid on something.

  1. n. 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]

Lid (container)

A lid, also known as a cap, is part of a container, and serves as the cover or seal, usually one that completely closes the object. A lid is often a type of closure.


Lid or LID may refer to:

  • Lid (container), a cover or seal for a container
  • Eyelid

Usage examples of "lid".

He could feel the points abrading his skin and saw stars for a moment behind his closed lids.

The disastrous period of the Hyksos domination in Egypt has left but one trace at Knossos, but that is of peculiar interest, for it is the lid of an alabastron bearing the name of the Hyksos King Khyan.

They had only a little round opening on the top, closed with an aluminium lid, which fitted exactly like the lid of a milk-can.

Glumly he dug the large bottle out of his pocket, pried off the lid, and poured a fistful of antacid tablets into his palm.

Then those aquamarine pools would go dark, the lids would squeeze closed.

The face was of pure gold, the eyes were made of aragonite and obsidian, the brows and lids of lapis-lazuli glass.

This air is enhanced by the presence of five aspidistras, placed in a row on the top of the bunting, which has been stretched across the top, over the opening and the turned-back lid, tightly fixed to the edges with drawing pins, and allowed to fall in artistic festoons down the sides and in a sort of valance-like effect across the front.

Miss Azimuth, waiting for the change, chose that moment to pull back the lid of her left eye.

Rather less than fifteen minutes later both damsels crept down the stairs, one clutching a portmanteau and a bandbox from under whose lid a scrap of muslin flounce protruded, the other clasping in both arms a bulky receptacle made of plaited straw.

They were nearing his town house in Clarence Square in the West End of London, when the bandbox lid began to move.

Gloria Garton lowered her bepurpled lids and cast a queenly stare of suspicion on the young detective.

The biologist pressed the switch, the lid closed and immediately five or six of the black monsters fastened on to the zirconium covered tank.

As the Princess lifted the lid of her white piano in the ring while Mignon flounced her lacy skirts, Buffo, babbling obscenities, was loaded into a waiting cab, leaving the circus for the last time, as he had never done before, in the way that gentlemen did, by the front entrance.

The lid of the kettle was of heavy cast iron, and fitted tightly, but McCoy now plastered it about with clay before he filled his sawn calabash with water and stood a pewter half-pint on a rock, where it would catch the drip from the coil.

He despised the musicians, playing citoles, lyres, pipes that curled like the necks of swans, and what looked like the lid of a trash can.