lid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lid), [key]
— n., v., lid•ded, lid•ding.
  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. a hat, cap, or other head covering.
  5. (in mosses)
    1. the cover of the capsule; operculum.
    2. the upper section of a pyxidium.
  6. one ounce of marijuana.
  7. to expose to public view, esp. to reveal something scandalous, illegal, etc.
  8. to lose control, esp. to rage hysterically: He nearly flipped his lid over the way they damaged his car.
  1. to supply or cover with a lid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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