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lid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  [root]40.] 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  Tears,  big  tears,  gushed  from  the  rough  soldier's 
  lid.  --Byron. 
 
  3.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  cover  of  the  spore  cases  of  mosses. 
  b  A  calyx  which  separates  from  the  flower,  and  falls  off 
  in  a  single  piece,  as  in  the  Australian  {Eucalypti}. 
  c  The  top  of  an  ovary  which  opens  transversely,  as  in 
  the  fruit  of  the  purslane  and  the  tree  which  yields 
  Brazil  nuts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lid 
  n  1:  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}] 
  2:  a  movable  cover  (hinged  or  separate)  for  closing  the  opening 
  of  a  container 
  3:  protects  from  weather;  has  shaped  crown  and  usually  a  brim 
  [syn:  {hat},  {chapeau}] 




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