Meaning of “lid” in the English Dictionary

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"lid" in British English

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lidnoun [ C ]

uk /lɪd/ us /lɪd/

B2 a cover on a container, that can be lifted up or removed:

Can you get the lid off this jar?
Put a lid on the saucepan.

an eyelid (= either of the two pieces of skin that can close over each eye):

She looked at him from under half-closed lids.

More examples

  • The lid of the coffin had been nailed down.
  • I can't get the lid off this jar.
  • Screw the lid on tightly.
  • I prized the lid off with a spoon.
  • She had used a screwdriver to puncture two holes in the lid of a paint tin.

(Definition of “lid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lid" in American English

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lidnoun [ C ]

us /lɪd/

a cover that can be lifted up or removed from a container

(Definition of “lid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)