What’s the difference between a cap and a lid?

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As you may have seen, I’ve been wondering, what’s the difference between a cap and a lid?

At first I thought I knew the answer but the more I think about it the more confusing it gets.

So, I thought I would make an account and shoot it here!
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(Original post by Chunii)
As you may have seen, I’ve been wondering, what’s the difference between a cap and a lid?

At first I thought I knew the answer but the more I think about it the more confusing it gets.

So, I thought I would make an account and shoot it here!
I think a cap refers to the method of closure for a bottle.

I think a lid refers to the closure for a larger vessel/ container.
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That's a new one on me - top quality question though.

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I think a cap refers to the method of closure for a bottle.

I think a lid refers to the closure for a larger vessel/ container.
That does make sense but how large should the vessel/container be?

EDIT: Or did you mean that a lid goes for anything other than a bottle?
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(Original post by Chunii)
That does make sense but how large should the vessel/container be?

EDIT: Or did you mean that a lid goes for anything other than a bottle?
Latter by default.

Look up the definition.

A lid might also be flat.
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Latter by default.

Look up the definition.

A lid might also be flat.
Does that mean that the screw part that some lids/caps have doesn’t matter?

Also, if the lid is flat/some kind of covering, what is a cap?
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(Original post by Chunii)
As you may have seen, I’ve been wondering, what’s the difference between a cap and a lid?

At first I thought I knew the answer but the more I think about it the more confusing it gets.

So, I thought I would make an account and shoot it here!
there spelled very different
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(Original post by Chunii)
Does that mean that the screw part that some lids/caps have doesn’t matter?

Also, if the lid is flat/some kind of covering, what is a cap?
Dictionary =====>
Not on my to do list.
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there spelled very different
That is also true lol, but then this brings up a different question, which word came first?
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Dictionary =====>
Not on my to do list.
Makes sense ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thanks for answering anyway!
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That is also true lol, but then this brings up a different question, which word came first?
lid because lid is a top of something
a cap is a hat or top of a bottle
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lid because lid is a top of something
a cap is a hat or top of a bottle
So, the same thing basically, as I discussed with 999tigger, a lid is the top of anything else and a cap is a top of a bottle?
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So, the same thing basically, as I discussed with 999tigger, a lid is the top of anything else and a cap is a top of a bottle?
yes
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yes
Lol, that was quick, thanks for answering! (●’◡’●)ノ
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Lol, that was quick, thanks for answering! (●’◡’●)ノ
glad to help
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You screw a cap back on the item bottle etc and you take a lid off a container then put the lid back on the container
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You screw a cap back on the item bottle etc and you take a lid off a container then put the lid back on the container
What would a peanut butter lid count as then? It screws back on but it’s a lid.
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What would a peanut butter lid count as then? It screws back on but it’s a lid.
Its classed as a screw on lid
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Its classed as a screw on lid
Didn’t know that word existed, thanks! (•̀ᴗ•́)و
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Didn’t know that word existed, thanks! (•̀ᴗ•́)و
You can goggle it
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