a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usually at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover.
a restraint, ceiling, or curb, as on prices or news.
Slang. a hat, cap, or other head covering.
the cover of the capsule; operculum.
the upper section of a pyxidium.
Slang. one ounce of marijuana.
to supply or cover with a lid.
blow / flip one’s lid, Slang. to lose control, especially to rage hysterically:
He nearly flipped his lid over the way they damaged his car.
Also, flip one’s wig.
blow the lid off, Informal. to expose to public view, especially to reveal something scandalous, illegal, etc.
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a cover, usually removable or hinged, for a receptacle: a saucepan lid, a desk lid
short for eyelid
(botany) another name for operculum (sense 2)
(slang) short for skidlid
(US, old-fashioned, slang) a quantity of marijuana, usually an ounce
(Austral, informal) dip one’s lid, to raise one’s hat as a greeting, etc
(slang) flip one’s lid, to become crazy or angry
(informal) put the lid on
(Brit) to be the final blow to
to curb, prevent, or discourage
(informal) take the lid off, to make startling or spectacular revelations about
A hat (1896+)
One ounce of marijuana: a shutdown on grass, lids were going for thirty dollars/ lifted out the back seat and found a lid of marijuana (1960s+ Narcotics)
poor operator (shortwave transmission)
blow the lid off
flip one’s lid
put the lid on
(in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind. Psychology. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities. intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and willing; intelligence. a particular instance of […]
a more or less orderly pile or heap: a precariously balanced stack of books; a neat stack of papers. a large, usually conical, circular, or rectangular pile of hay, straw, or the like. Often, stacks. a set of shelves for books or other materials ranged compactly one above the other, as in a library. stacks, […]
the highest or loftiest point or part of anything; apex; summit. Synonyms: zenith, acme, peak, pinnacle, vertex. Antonyms: bottom, base, foot, lowest point. the uppermost or upper part, surface, etc., of anything. the higher end of anything on a slope. British. a part considered as higher: the top of the street. high gear of an […]
an air or gas vent, especially one to carry off fumes from a tunnel, underground passage, etc. either of two nostrils or spiracles, or a single one, at the top of the head in whales and other cetaceans, through which they breathe. a hole in the ice to which whales or seals come to breathe. […]