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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 ?
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
When I paused for a moment exhausted he signed gravely, with unchanged face, that though it was undeniably funny, he had not yet decided whether it was funny enough, and, taking this for encouragement, at it I went once more, till I saw his forces wavering, when I sent my left eyebrow up almost farther than I could bring it back, and with that I had him, the smile broke through the clouds.
Above the left eyebrow was a wound--a deep gash from which the blood flowed, covering the whole left side of the face and neck and saturating his light-gray shirt.
Dissatisfied with the pacific aspect of a face which had no more than the faintest hint of flaxen eyebrow, together with a pair of amiable blue-gray eyes and round pink cheeks that refused to look formidable, let him frown as he would before the looking-glass (Philip had once told him of a man who had a horseshoe frown, and Tom had tried with all his frowning might to make a horseshoe on his forehead), he had had recourse to that unfailing source of the terrible, burnt cork, and had made himself a pair of black eyebrows that met in a satisfactory manner over his nose, and were matched by a less carefully adjusted blackness about the chin.
Sir James's brow had a little crease in it, a little depression of the eyebrow, which he seemed purposely to exaggerate as he answered.
Her pearly locks Resemble snow-coils on the mountain top; Her eyebrows arch -- the crescent moon.
When Telyanin had finished his lunch he took out of his pocket a double purse and, drawing its rings aside with his small, white, turned-up fingers, drew out a gold imperial, and lifting his eyebrows gave it to the waiter.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's square wall of a forehead, which had his eyebrows for its base, while his eyes found commodious cellarage in two dark caves, overshadowed by the wall.
This, in combination with the lifting of her darkly defined eyebrows over her toothpick by the breadth of a line, suggested to her husband that he would do well to look round the shop among the customers, for any new customer who had dropped in while he stepped over the way.
Chairs were set with the aid of footmen, moving almost imperceptibly about the room; the party settled itself, divided into two groups: one round the samovar near the hostess, the other at the opposite end of the drawing room, round the handsome wife of an ambassador, in black velvet, with sharply defined black eyebrows.
Oh, but I mean that,' said Bella, raising her eyebrows.
It belonged to a red-haired person - a youth of fifteen, as I take it now, but looking much older - whose hair was cropped as close as the closest stubble; who had hardly any eyebrows, and no eyelashes, and eyes of a red-brown, so unsheltered and unshaded, that I remember wondering how he went to sleep.