lid


lid
lid (n.) mid-13c., from O.E. hlid "lid, cover, opening, gate," from P.Gmc. *khlithan (Cf. O.N. hlið "gate, gap," Swed. lid "gate," O.Fr. hlid, M.Du. lit, Du. lid, O.H.G. hlit "lid, cover"), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (see LEAN (Cf. lean) (v.)), with here perhaps the sense of "that which bends over." Meaning "eyelid" is from early 13c. Slang sense of "hat, cap" is attested from 1896. Slang phrase put a lid on "clamp down on, silence, end" is from 1906.

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  • lid — [lıd] n ↑lid ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(cover)¦ 2¦(eye)¦ 3 keep a/the lid on something 4 put a/the lid on something 5 take the lid off something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: hlid] 1.) ¦(COVER)¦ a cover for the open part of a pot, box, or other container …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lid — [ lıd ] noun count ** 1. ) a cover for a container: a lid for the casserole dish close/lift/open the lid: She closed the lid of the suitcase. 2. ) the piece of skin that covers your eye when it is closed: EYELID keep/put a lid on something to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lid — steht für: Augenlid eine Rockband, siehe Lid (Band) LiD oder LID steht als Abkürzung für: Landwirtschaftlicher Informationsdienst, Presse und Informationsstelle der Schweizer Landwirtschaft in Bern LiD, polnisches Wahlbündnis, siehe Linke und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which covers the opening of a vessel or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lid — /lid/, n., v., lidded, lidding. n. 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. Slang. a hat, cap …   Universalium

  • Lid — is an abbreviation for:* Light Weight Identity protocol, a mechanism for claiming and verifying identity on the Internet. * Lawson Insight Desktop. * The Library Interchange Definition. * The League for Industrial Democracy. * The ICAO code for… …   Wikipedia

  • Lid — Sn std. (9. Jh.), mhd. lit, fnhd. auch lied, ahd. lid, (h)lit, as. hlid Stammwort. Aus g. * hlida n. Verschluß , auch in anord. hliđ, as. hlid, afr. hlid. Die Augenlider werden also als Deckel, Verschluß der Augen bezeichnet. Zu g. * hleid a Vst …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • lid — sustantivo femenino 1. Uso/registro: elevado. Combate, lucha, o discusión: En la guerra se libraron cruentas lides en las que murieron muchos soldados. Mantuvo una lid muy dura con el secretario del otro partido. Sinónimo: enfrentamiento. 2. (en… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • lid — [lid] n. [ME < OE hlid (akin to Ger lid in augenlid, eyelid) < base seen in OE hlidan, to cover < IE base * k̑lei , to LEAN1] 1. a movable cover, hinged or unattached, as for a box, trunk, pot, etc.; top 2. short for EYELID ☆ 3. Informal …   English World dictionary

  • Lid — Lid: Das altgerm. Wort für »Deckel, Verschluss« mhd. lit, ahd. ‹h›lit, niederl. lid, engl. lid, schwed. led ist eine Bildung zu der unter 1↑ lehnen dargestellten idg. Wurzel und bedeutet eigentlich »das Angelehnte, das Zusammengestellte«. Eng… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch