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eye·brow

 (ī′brou′)
n.
1. The bony ridge extending over the eye.
2. The arch of short hairs covering this ridge.
3. A small, arched dormer that projects only slightly from the roof.

eyebrow

(ˈaɪˌbraʊ)
n
1. (Anatomy) the transverse bony ridge over each eye
2. (Anatomy) the arch of hair that covers this ridge.
3. raise an eyebrow See raise32

eye•brow

(ˈaɪˌbraʊ)

n.
1. the bony arch or ridge forming the upper part of the orbit of the eye.
2. the fringe of hair growing on this arch or ridge.
3. a dormer having a roof that is an upwardly curved continuation of the main roof plane.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyebrow - the arch of hair above each eyeeyebrow - the arch of hair above each eye  
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
venae palpebrales - veins of the eyelids
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

eyebrow

noun
Related words
adjective superciliary
Translations
حَاجِبحاجِب العَيْن
cella
obočí
øjenbryn
brovo
kulmud
kulmakarva
obrva
szemöldök
alis
augabrún
눈썹
supercilium
øyenbrynøyebryn
sprânceană
obrv
ögonbryn
คิ้ว
lông mày

eyebrow

[ˈaɪbraʊ]
A. Nceja f
to raise one's eyebrowsarquear las cejas
he looked at her with raised eyebrowsla miró asombrado or sorprendido
he never raised an eyebrow at itno se sorprendió en lo más mínimo, ni se inmutó
there were a lot of raised eyebrows when she was appointedmucha gente se sorprendió cuando la nombraron a ella
B. CPD eyebrow pencil Nlápiz m de cejas
eyebrow tweezers NPLpinzas fpl para las cejas

eyebrow

[ˈaɪbraʊ] nsourcil m
to raise an eyebrow (= show negative response) → sourciller, tiquer
His behaviour raised a few eyebrows → Son comportement a fait tiquer.eyebrow pencil ncrayon m à sourcilseye candy n personne ou chose qui est là pour le plaisir des yeuxeye-catching [ˈaɪkætʃɪŋ] adj [dress, colour] → voyant(e); [headline, display] → accrocheur/euseeye clinic nclinique f ophtalmologiqueeye colour ncouleur f d'yeuxeye contact n
to make eye contact with sb → regarder qn dans les yeux
to avoid eye contact with sb → éviter de croiser le regard de qneye cream ncrème f contour des yeux

eyebrow

[ˈaɪˌbraʊ] nsopracciglio
to raise one's eyebrows → inarcare le sopracciglia

eye

(ai) noun
1. the part of the body with which one sees. Open your eyes; She has blue eyes.
2. anything like or suggesting an eye, eg the hole in a needle, the loop or ring into which a hook connects etc.
3. a talent for noticing and judging a particular type of thing. She has an eye for detail/colour/beauty.
verb
to look at, observe. The boys were eyeing the girls at the dance; The thief eyed the policeman warily.
ˈeyeball noun
1. the whole rounded structure of the eye.
2. the part of the eye between the eyelids.
ˈeyebrow noun
the curved line of hair above each eye.
ˈeye-catching adjective
striking or noticeable, especially if attractive. an eye-catching advertisement.
ˈeyelash noun
one of the (rows of) hairs that grow on the edge of the eyelids. She looked at him through her eyelashes.
ˈeyelet (-lit) noun
a small hole in fabric etc for a cord etc.
ˈeyelid noun
the movable piece of skin that covers or uncovers the eye.
ˈeye-opener noun
something that reveals an unexpected fact etc. Our visit to their office was a real eye-opener – they are so inefficient!
ˈeye-piece noun
the part of a telescope etc to which one puts one's eye.
ˈeyeshadow noun
a kind of coloured make-up worn around the eyes.
ˈeyesight noun
the ability to see. I have good eyesight.
ˈeyesore noun
something (eg a building) that is ugly to look at.
ˈeye-witness noun
a person who sees something (eg a crime) happen. Eye-witnesses were questioned by the police.
before/under one's very eyes
in front of one, usually with no attempt at concealment. It happened before my very eyes.
be up to the eyes in
to be very busy or deeply involved in or with. She's up to the eyes in work.
close one's eyes to
to ignore (especially something wrong). She closed her eyes to the children's misbehaviour.
in the eyes of
in the opinion of. You've done no wrong in the eyes of the law.
keep an eye on
1. to watch closely. Keep an eye on the patient's temperature.
2. to look after. Keep an eye on the baby while I am out!
lay/set eyes on
to see, especially for the first time. I wish I'd never set eyes on her!
raise one's eyebrows
to (lift one's eyebrows in order to) show surprise.
see eye to eye
to be in agreement. We've never seen eye to eye about this matter.
with an eye to something
with something as an aim. He's doing this with an eye to promotion.
with one's eyes open
with full awareness of what one is doing. I knew what the job would involve – I went into it with my eyes open.

eyebrow

حَاجِب obočí øjenbryn Augenbraue φρύδι ceja kulmakarva sourcil obrva sopracciglio 눈썹 wenkbrauw øyenbryn brew sobrancelha бровь ögonbryn คิ้ว kaş lông mày 眉毛

eye·brow

n. ceja.

eyebrow

n ceja; Raise your eyebrows..Levante las cejas.
References in classic literature ?
Pain, shame, ire, impatience, disgust, detestation, seemed momentarily to hold a quivering conflict in the large pupil dilating under his ebon eyebrow.
This chap (why you must have come down in the night and been peeping into the inkstand, to get this blot upon your eyebrow, you old rascal
Her clear blue eye, which sate enshrined beneath a graceful eyebrow of brown sufficiently marked to give expression to the forehead, seemed capable to kindle as well as melt, to command as well as to beseech.
Jansenius looked sternly and disappointedly at Agatha, who elevated her left eyebrow and depressed her right simultaneously; but he, shaking his head to signify that he was not to be conciliated by facial feats, however difficult or contrary to nature, went out with Miss Wilson, followed by Mrs.
He told me "that sometimes, though very rarely, a child happened to be born in a family, with a red circular spot in the forehead, directly over the left eyebrow, which was an infallible mark that it should never die.
He had been known, in the circle of the Musketeers, to win in one night three thousand pistoles; to lose them even to the gold-embroidered belt for gala days, win all this again with the addition of a hundred louis, without his beautiful eyebrow being heightened or lowered half a line, without his hands losing their pearly hue, without his conversation, which was cheerful that evening, ceasing to be calm and agreeable.
He had a deep-set, penetrating eye, almost buried beneath the thick gray eyebrow, and a long (and still black) beard reaching down to his breast.
He had a dusky complexion and a bushy eyebrow, beneath which his eye wore a fixed and somewhat defiant expression; he seemed to be challenging you to insinuate that he was top-heavy.
she said to us, with just the same heart-rending lift to the left eyebrow and the same break of her voice as sent Strickland mad among the horses in the year '84.
Troop raised one shaggy eyebrow over a suspiciously mild blue eye.
The horrible creature had no mouth that we could perceive, but, as if to make up for this deficiency, it was provided with at least four score of eyes, that protruded from their sockets like those of the green dragon-fly, and were arranged all around the body in two rows, one above the other, and parallel to the blood-red streak, which seemed to answer the purpose of an eyebrow.
He was a square-jawed, blunt-featured man with a pugnacious cock of the eyebrow.