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lid

See also: łid and Lid

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Old English hlid, from Proto-Germanic *hlidą (compare Dutch lid, German Lid (eyelid), Swedish lid (gate)), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlíto (post, trimmed log) (compare Old Norse hlíð (slope), Welsh clwyd (gate, hurdle), Latin clitellae (pack saddle), Lithuanian šlìtė (ladder), pã-šlitas (curved), Russian калитка (kalitka, gate), Ancient Greek ἄκλιτος (áklitos, stable), δικλίς (diklís, double-posted (doors, gates)), Yazghulami xad 'ladder', Sanskrit श्रित (śrita, standing on, lying on, being on, fixed on, situated in), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (to lean). More at lean.

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NounEdit

lid (plural lids)

  1. The top or cover of a container.
  2. (slang) A cap or hat.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XII:
      “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.
  5. (slang) A motorcyclist's crash helmet.
  6. (slang) In amateur radio, an incompetent operator.
  7. (abbreviation) Eyelid.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter III, The Younger Set:
      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 [].

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VerbEdit

lid (third-person singular simple present lid, present participle lidding, simple past and past participle lidded)

  1. To put a lid on something.

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CzechEdit

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lid m

  1. people

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hlít.

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lid c

  1. trust

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lid

  1. imperative of lide

DutchEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch lit, let, leet, from Old Dutch *lid, from Proto-Germanic *liþuz.

NounEdit

lid n (plural leden, diminutive lidje n)

  1. member (of a group)
  2. member (extremity of a body), often used for penis.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch lit, let, from Old Dutch *lid, from Proto-Germanic *hlidą.

NounEdit

lid n (plural leden, diminutive lidje n)

  1. (rare) lid, cover
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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

lid

  1. rafsi of lindi.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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lid

  1. imperative of lide

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Germanic *liþ-, whence also Old English liþ and Old Norse liðr.

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lid ?

  1. member

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish, from Latin lītem, singular accusative of līs (strife, dispute, quarrel).

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lid f (plural lides)

  1. lawsuit
  2. fight

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SwedishEdit

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lid

  1. imperative of lida.