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Lid (lĭd), n. [AS. hlid, fr. hl&ī;dan (in comp.) to cover, shut; akin to OS. hl&ī;dan (in comp.), D. lid lid, OHG. hlit, G. augenlid eyelid, Icel. hlið gate, gateway. √40.]
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. Shak.
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.