lid lid  /ˈlɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
  2. (n) a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
  3. (n) headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Ptosis is an ugly ailment of the upper eyelids.
  2. For the record, your pool was unexpectedly called for this trek 25 minutes after a travel lid and 10 minutes after a full lid were issued.
  3. By sundown Commissioner MacCormick had lifted the lid off Welfare Island and given city.

News

  1. U.S. oil boom helps thwart OPEC

    Surging U.S. oil production and greater energy conservation are helping keep a lid on oil prices worldwide and may be limiting the sway OPEC holds over world markets.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. Angels give away hats to honor All-Star OF Trout

    Forget souvenir bats and bobbleheads and soap dispensers . The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are upping the stadium giveaway ante tonight by doling out mesh hats that celebrate their All-Star outfielder—and, more to the point, his surname. Can’t decide whether the lid is absurd or magnificent?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Efficiency will hold down storage growth, IDC says

    Lean storage techniques will keep a lid on storage investments over the next few years, though the world's enterprises still are on track to buy 138 exabytes of storage system capacity in 2017, IDC said.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: TechWorld

Quotes

  1. In a statement posted on the Rolling Stones Web site, Richards said: "The complete story is lost in the usual slanting! The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English Oak. I took the lid off the box of ashes and he is now growing oak...
    on Jun 2, 2006 By: Keith Richards Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "The basic recipe is: throw everything in the pot and slam on the lid," said Ebert, who has battled cancer in his thyroid and salivary gland over the last eight years.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Roger Ebert Source: FOXNews

  3. "Those were two pretty nasty pitches the young man threw," Cousins said. "Up here, you need to be a little better throwing strikes, and we just had to put a lid on it."
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Derryl Cousins Source: New York Times

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