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1. Having no lid or lids.
2. Archaic Watchful; vigilant. Used of an eye or eyes.


1. having no lid or top
2. (Anatomy) (of animals) having no eyelids
3. archaic vigilant and watchful


(ˈlɪd lɪs)

1. without or as if without lids.
2. watchful, as with unblinking eyes; vigilant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lidless - not having or covered with a lid or lids; "a lidless container"
lidded - having or covered with a lid or lids; often used in combination; "milk is left in a large lidded mug"; "heavy-lidded eyes"
2.lidless - having no lid; "a lidless container"
topless - having no top; "a topless jar"
3.lidless - always watchful; "to an eye like mine, a lidless watcher of the public weal"- Alfred Tennyson
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"


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Two or three minutes later the murdered man, the blanketed corpse, the lidless coffin, and the open grave were under no inspection but the moon's.
I heard a short, sharp cry behind me, a fall, and turning saw an awful face rushing upon me,--not human, not animal, but hellish, brown, seamed with red branching scars, red drops starting out upon it, and the lidless eyes ablaze.
You can scarce imagine how nauseatingly inhuman they looked--those pale, chinless faces and great, lidless, pinkish-grey eyes
A yellow-and-brown streak glided from the purple rustling stems to the bank, stretched its neck to the water, drank, and lay still - a big cobra with fixed, lidless eyes.
Anger is the egg of Fear-- Only lidless eyes are clear.
The protruding eyes, apparently lidless, merely stared, the sphincter-like muscle of the mouth opened and closed, and then the head toppled from the body to the ground.
Before Tito's lidless eyes, a pair of spectacles sits atop the nose of his decomposed-looking face.
A lidless modern grand piano seemed to have had a somewhat negative effect re acoustics.
I smash the butt of the spear gun against its snout, against its lidless eyes--smash it over and over.
OK, so they tend to give you a lidless basket to put it in, which could be considered a wee bit unhygienic, but is that reason enough to disregard an entire nation and all its splendours?
He said the TMA would shortly launch a comprehensive plan to ensure the coverage of all lidless manholes across the city.
The latest developments are part and parcel of sweeping changes to make Sharjah more waste-friendly in high-density residential areas by creating more hygienic conditions by eliminating traditional lidless garbage bins used in the past.