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Definition of "lid" []

  • A removable or hinged cover for a hollow receptacle or box. (noun)
  • An eyelid. (noun)
  • Biology A flaplike covering, such as an operculum. (noun)
  • A curb, restraint, or limit: approved a new lid on corporate spending. (noun)
  • Informal An act of concealment; a cover: told us to keep a lid on the report until the campaign was over. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lid" in a sentence
  • "*** Join now and get an awesome coffin set with poses, one with closed lid, one with open lid***"
  • "Usually when they're done for the day, they give us what they call a lid, saying don't expect any more news."
  • "Remove the lid from the pot and continue roasting the chicken another 15 minutes or so, until done."