Definition of Eyebrow

1. Noun. The arch of hair above each eye.

Exact synonyms: Brow, Supercilium
Generic synonyms: Hair
Terms within: Venae Palpebrales
Group relationships: Face, Human Face



Definition of Eyebrow

1. n. The brow or hairy arch above the eye.

Definition of Eyebrow

1. Noun. The hair that grows over the bone ridge above the eye socket. ¹

2. Noun. (context: construction) A dormer, usually of small size, whose roof line over the upright face is typically an arched curve, turning into a reverse curve to meet the horizontal line at either end. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eyebrow

1. the ridge over the eye [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eyebrow

1. The crescentic line of hairs at the superior edge of the orbit. Synonym: supercilium. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eyebrow

eyebars
eyebath
eyebaths
eyebeam
eyebeams
eyeblack
eyeblacks
eyeblink
eyeblinks
eyebolt
eyebolts
eyeborg
eyeborgs
eyebright
eyebrights
eyebrow (current term)
eyebrow-raising
eyebrow pencil
eyebrow pencils
eyebrowed
eyebrowless
eyebrowlike
eyebrows
eyecare
eyecatcher
eyecatchers
eyecatching
eyecup
eyecups
eyed

Literary usage of Eyebrow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"SECTION I.—INJURIES OF THE eyebrow AND EYELIDS. CONTUSIONS, wounds, and burns of the eyebrow and eyelids, even in cases where they at first appear trifling, ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"INJURIES OF THE eyebrow AND EYELIDS. Contusion, with ecchymosis. The effect of contusion of the eyebrow and eyelids is at first swelling, which, ..."

3. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"The eyebrow [1, Fig. 45] is the arched prominence which terminates the forehead and overhangs the eye; it consists partly of bone and partly of muscular and ..."

4. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"THE eyebrow AND EYELIDS. ... The upper eyelid is continuous with the eyebrow, from which it is 1 ..."

5. A Manual of Operative Surgery by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1878)
"C. Resection of superior maxillary nerve. inches long is made just above and parallel to the eyebrow, its centre corresponding to the position of the nerve. ..."

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