1. That which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk.
2. The cover of the eye; an eyelid.
Tears, big tears, gushed from the rough soldier's lid. --Byron.
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.
n 1: either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or
open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer" [syn:
2: a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the
opening of a container
3: headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has
shaped crown and usually a brim [syn: hat, chapeau]