Pronunciation Noun

lid (plural lids)

  1. The top or cover of a container.
  2. (slang) A cap or hat.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XII, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855 ↗:
      “Yes, sir, if that was the language of love, I'll eat my hat,” said the blood relation, alluding, I took it, to the beastly straw contraption in which she does her gardening, concerning which I can only say that it is almost as foul as Uncle Tom's Sherlock Holmes deerstalker, which has frightened more crows than any other lid in Worcestershire.
  3. (slang) One ounce of cannabis.
  4. (surfing, slang, chiefly Australia) A bodyboard or bodyboarder.
    • 2001, [ message board]
      Mal rider, shortboard or lid everyone surfs like a kook sometimes.
    • 2003 August, [ Kneelo Knews]
      the rest of us managed to dodge out of control lid riders
  5. (slang) A motorcyclist's crash helmet.
  6. (slang) In amateur radio, an incompetent operator.
  7. Clipping of eyelid#English|eyelid.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter III, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearth […].
  8. (microelectronics) A hermetically sealed top piece on a microchip such as the integrated heat spreader on a CPU.
Translations Verb

lid (lids, present participle lidding; past and past participle lidded)

  1. (transitive) To put a lid#Noun|lid on (something).
    Antonyms: unlid

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