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eye·lid

 (ī′lĭd′)
n.
Either of two folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the exposed portion of the eyeball.

eyelid

(ˈaɪˌlɪd)
n
1. (Anatomy) either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball.
2. (Aeronautics) aeronautics Also called: clamshell a set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing

eye•lid

(ˈaɪˌlɪd)

n.
the movable lid of skin that covers and uncovers the eyeball.
[1200–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyelid - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eyeeyelid - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
protective fold - a flap of tissue that protects what it covers
eyelash, lash, cilium - any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
conjunctiva - a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid

eyelid

noun
Related words
technical name palpebra
adjective palpebral
combining form blephar(o)-
Translations
جَفْنجَفْن العَيْن
víčkooční víčko
øjenlåg
silmalaug
پلك چشم
silmäluomi
kapak
szemhéj
augnlok
まぶた
눈꺼풀
palpebra
pleoapă
viečko
veka
kapak
ögonlock
เปลือกตา
mí mắt

eyelid

[ˈaɪlɪd] Npárpado m
see also bat 3

eyelid

[ˈaɪlɪd] npaupière f

eyelid

[ˈaɪˌlɪd] npalpebra

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.

eyelid

جَفْن víčko øjenlåg Augenlid βλέφαρο párpado silmäluomi paupière kapak palpebra まぶた 눈꺼풀 ooglid øyelokk powieka pálpebra веко ögonlock เปลือกตา göz kapağı mí mắt 眼皮

eye·lid

n. párpado.

eyelid

n párpado
References in classic literature ?
Then collecting all her remaining strength, she forced herself to close her eyes; but this simple operation upon the most delicate organs of our frame, generally so easy to accomplish, became almost impossible at this moment, so much did curiosity struggle to retain the eyelid open and learn the truth.
Before long, she confused herself in the figures--tried to begin counting again-- thought she would wait a little first--felt her eyelids drooping, and her head reclining lower and lower on the pillow--sighed faintly-- and sank into sleep.
His yellow face was lifted in the light, with a show of white teeth, all grinning, and his shrunken, papery eyelids lay motionless over his blind eyes.
In bed, she projected against her closed eyelids the few rich scenes of her mother that her child-memory retained.
Her lips and eyelids quivered; she opened her eyes full on his for an instant, like a lovely wild animal timid and struggling under caresses, and then turned sharp round toward home again.
Thus he would refer to the shape of Madonna Lampiada's sumptuous eyelids, and to her shell-like ears, to the correct length and shape of Madonna Amororrisca's nose, to the lily tower of Madonna Verdespina's throat; nor would the unabashed old Florentine shrink from calling attention to the unfairness of Madonna Selvaggia's covering up her dainty bosom, just as he was about to discourse upon "those two hills of snow and of roses with two little crowns of fine rubies on their peaks.
The charge was so outrageous that the steward for all answer only dropped his eyelids bashfully.
Send me word by telegraph whether you would like Truffles again, or whether you would prefer something simpler and lighter--say that incomparable French dish, Pig's Eyelids and Tamarinds.
The face was pinched and ghastly, a cold perspiration was on the forehead, and the eyelids were lowered so as to conceal the large dark eyes.
Bitter tears scorched the boy's eyelids as he saw scattered over the furniture the clothes which his beautiful bride was to have worn at the hour of their flight.
His eyelids closed, and his head sank on his shoulders, but the thorns ran into him and were so painful that he awoke at once.
He was tall, thin, and wasted, with a slight stoop in the shoulders, a pale face, but somewhat blotchy, and disagreeably red about the eyelids, plain features, and a general appearance of languor and flatness, relieved by a sinister expression in the mouth and the dull, soulless eyes.