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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 ?
Anna looked at her with drooping eyelids, and smiled, pressing her had.
Winks, with his weary manner and his drooping eyelids, looked infinitely bored.
He had lit his pipe again, and was leaning back with drooping eyelids.
He ignored absolutely the subtlety of meaning which lurked beneath the heavy drooping eyelids.
An overcast September evening, just at nightfall, saw beneath its drooping eyelids Mrs.
She had lain back in her chair, with drooping eyelids and bloodless face, so that he had feared at first her journey had weighed heavily upon her, and that the strength was ebbing out of her.
Mortimer raises his drooping eyelids, and slightly opens his mouth.
Other seven faces there were, carried higher, seven dead faces, whose drooping eyelids and half-seen eyes awaited the Last Day.
A stout countess of sixty, decolletee, painted, wrinkled with rouge up to her drooping eyelids, and diamonds twinkling in her wig, is a wholesome and edifying, but not a pleasant sight.
She sat with closed lips, with an air of lassitude in the stony forgetfulness of her pose, but after a moment she lifted her drooping eyelids and met his tense and inquisitive stare by a look that had all the formless eloquence of a cry.
The other was an older man and certainly an older resident, a civilian official--Horne Fisher; and his drooping eyelids and drooping light mustache expressed all the paradox of the Englishman in the East.
He leaned back in his chair with drooping eyelids and a tolerant smile, basking in this sudden gleam of sunshine.