eyelash


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eye·lash

 (ī′lăsh′)
n.
1. Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid.
2. A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.

eyelash

(ˈaɪˌlæʃ)
n
1. (Anatomy) any one of the short curved hairs that grow from the edge of the eyelids
2. (Anatomy) a row or fringe of these hairs

eye•lash

(ˈaɪˌlæʃ)

n.
1. any of the short hairs growing as a fringe on the edge of an eyelid.
2. Usu., eyelashes. the fringe formed by these hairs.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyelash - any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelidseyelash - any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
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"
eyelid, lid, palpebra - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"

eyelash

noun
Related words
technical name cilium
adjective ciliary
Translations
رَمْش العَيْـنهُدب، رُمْش
řasa
øjenvipøjenvippe
ripsmed
مژه
silmäripsi
पपनीपलक
trepavica
szempilla
augnhár
まつげ
속눈썹
cilia
blakstiena
geană
očná riasa
trepalnica
ögonfrans
ขนตา
پپن
lông mi

eyelash

[ˈaɪlæʃ] Npestaña f
see also false A4

eyelash

[ˈaɪlæʃ] ncil meye-level [ˈaɪlɛvəl] adj [grill, oven, locker] → en hauteureye level n
at eye level → au niveau des yeux

eyelash

[ˈaɪˌlæʃ] nciglio

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.

eyelash

رَمْش العَيْـن řasa øjenvip Wimper βλεφαρίδα pestaña silmäripsi cil trepavica ciglio まつげ 속눈썹 wimper øyenvipper rzęsa cílio, pestana ресница ögonfrans ขนตา kirpik lông mi 睫毛

eye·lash

n. pestaña.

eyelash

n pestaña
References in classic literature ?
"Why, John, so strong and strange a tilter must fight for the brightness of his lady's eyes or the curve of her eyelash, even as Sir Nigel does for the Lady Loring."
"My Huldy could 'a' done it, and not winked an eyelash," observed Mrs.
She is delicately fair, with fine grey eyes and dark eyelashes; and from her appearance one would not suppose her more than five and twenty, though she must in fact be ten years older, I was certainly not disposed to admire her, though always hearing she was beautiful; but I cannot help feeling that she possesses an uncommon union of symmetry, brilliancy, and grace.
As he did so I thought, somehow, that he seemed to have grown taller and straighter, and that the pus-drops seemed to have disappeared from his eyelashes. Yet how agitated he was, poor fellow!
So, with his ivory leg inserted into its accustomed hole, and with one hand firmly grasping a shroud, Ahab for hours and hours would stand gazing dead to windward, while an occasional squall of sleet or snow would all but congeal his very eyelashes together.
"Brother Ferrier," he said, taking a seat, and eyeing the farmer keenly from under his light-coloured eyelashes, "the true believers have been good friends to you.
From all these mute signs and tokens of her presence, he naturally glanced at Barbara herself, who sat as mute as they, shelling peas into a dish; and just when Kit was looking at her eyelashes and wondering--quite in the simplicity of his heart-- what colour her eyes might be, it perversely happened that Barbara raised her head a little to look at him, when both pair of eyes were hastily withdrawn, and Kit leant over his plate, and Barbara over her pea-shells, each in extreme confusion at having been detected by the other.
Hall," said Christie, faintly smiling through her moist eyelashes. "Then will you go at once and secure tickets for to-night's boat, and bring them here?
George Jones had the glory of perpetrating the first joke on him; he gave him a cigar with a firecracker in it and winked to the crowd to come; the thing exploded presently and swept away the bulk of Nicodemus's eyebrows and eyelashes. He simply said:
Her eyes, a deep grey, with dark eyelashes and eyebrows, had never been denied their praise; but the skin, which she had been used to cavil at, as wanting colour, had a clearness and delicacy which really needed no fuller bloom.
The Medical Man smoked a cigarette, and watched the Time Traveller through his eyelashes. The Silent Man seemed even more clumsy than usual, and drank champagne with regularity and determination out of sheer nervousness.
Milady possessed that great art, so much studied by women, of looking through her long eyelashes without appearing to open the lids.