lid

Lid \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 box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk. [1913 Webster] 2. The cover of the eye; an eyelid. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Tears, big tears, gushed from the rough soldier's lid. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) (a) The cover of the spore cases of mosses. (b) A calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian {Eucalypti}. (c) The top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts. [1913 Webster]