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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 ?
All this she had said without a quiver; she lay still as death, not an eyelid moving.
The head was finished already: there was but the background to tint and the drapery to shade off; a touch of carmine, too, to add to the ripe lips--a soft curl here and there to the tresses--a deeper tinge to the shadow of the lash under the azured eyelid.
Dejah Thoris would have none of me again on this evening, and though I spoke her name she neither replied, nor conceded by so much as the flutter of an eyelid that she realized my existence.
At these words it was still possible to observe in Monte Cristo the concentrated look, changing color, and slight trembling of the eyelid that show emotion.
A monster of a bee had been wandering overhead--buzz, buzz, buzz--now among the leaves, now flashing through the strips of sunshine, and now lost in the dark shade, till finally he appeared to be settling on the eyelid of David Swan.
Pelet, "the eyelid will flicker, the light-coloured lashes be lifted a second, and a blue eye, glancing out from under the screen, will take its brief, sly, searching survey, and retreat again.
A heightened flush of the cheek, a slight irregularity of breath, a quiver of the eyelid, a hardly perceptible tremor through the frame,--such were the details which, as the moments passed, he wrote down in his folio volume.
HIGH on a mountain of enamell'd head - Such as the drowsy shepherd on his bed Of giant pasturage lying at his ease, Raising his heavy eyelid, starts and sees With many a mutter'd "hope to be forgiven" What time the moon is quadrated in Heaven - Of rosy head, that towering far away Into the sunlit ether, caught the ray Of sunken suns at eve - at noon of night, While the moon danc'd with the fair stranger light - Uprear'd upon such height arose a pile Of gorgeous columns on th' unburthen'd air, Flashing from Parian marble that twin smile Far down upon the wave that sparkled there, And nursled the young mountain in its lair.
He always gave me a reassuring beck of his finger and lift of his eyelid as he got upon the box again, but he seemed perplexed now when he said, "Get on, my lad
Over beyond yon clump of trees is as sweet a little inn as ever thou hast lifted eyelid upon; but I go not thither, for they have a nasty way with me.
But what riveted the girl's attention even more than the fabulous treasure of decorations were the files of gorgeously harnessed warriors who sat their thoats in grim silence and immobility on either side of the central aisle, rank after rank of them to the farther walls, and as the party passed between them she could not note so much as the flicker of an eyelid, or the twitching of a thoat's ear.
Behind him pushed another giant with red hair and a bristling mustache; while the third was marked by a terrible scar across his left cheek and forehead and from a blow which had evidently put out his left eye, for that socket was empty, and the sunken eyelid but partly covered the inflamed red of the hollow where his eye had been.