- noun ⇨ See also ↑eyelidADJECTIVE▪ lower, upper▪ closed, half-closed▪ drooping, heavy, hoodedVERB + EYELID▪ lift▪
She lifted one eyelid to see what he was doing.▪ close, openEYELID + VERB▪ droop▪ flutterPREPOSITION▪ behind (your) eyelid▪
She watched him from behind half-closed eyelids.
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Eyelid — Eye lid , n. (Anat.) The cover of the eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the eyeball at pleasure. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
eyelid — mid 13c., from EYE (Cf. eye) (n.) + LID (Cf. lid) … Etymology dictionary
eyelid — ► NOUN ▪ each of the upper and lower folds of skin which cover the eye when closed … English terms dictionary
eyelid — [ī′lid΄] n. [ME eielid, eien lidd: see EYE & LID] either of the two movable folds of flesh that cover and uncover the front of the eyeball … English World dictionary
Eyelid — Palpebrae redirects here. For the levator palpebrae, see levator palpebrae superioris muscle. Eyelid Upper and lower eyelids Latin palpebra inferior, palpebra superior … Wikipedia
eyelid — /uy lid /, n. the movable lid of skin that serves to cover and uncover the eyeball. [1200 50; ME; see EYE, LID] * * * ▪ anatomy movable tissue, consisting primarily of skin and muscle, that shields and protects the eyeball from mechanical… … Universalium
eyelid — n. 1) drooping eyelids 2) (misc.) without batting an eyelid (esp. BE) ( while remaining calm ) (AE has without batting an eyelash) * * * [ aɪlɪd] drooping eyelids (misc.) without batting an eyelid (AE has without batting an eyelash; while… … Combinatory dictionary
eyelid — UK [ˈaɪˌlɪd] / US noun [countable] Word forms eyelid : singular eyelid plural eyelids one of the two pieces of skin that cover your eye when it is closed … English dictionary
eyelid — One of the two movable folds covering the front of the eyeball when closed; formed of a fibrous core (tarsal plate) and the palpebral portions of the orbicularis oculi muscle covered with skin on the … Medical dictionary
eyelid — eye|lid [ˈaılıd] n a piece of skin that covers your eye when it is closed ▪ His eyelids began to droop (=close, because he was sleepy) . ▪ The room spun. Her eyelids fluttered (=moved up and down quickly) and she fainted. →not bat an eyelid at… … Dictionary of contemporary English