noun Date: 15th century the ridge over the eye or the hair growing on it

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  • eyebrow — [ī′brou΄] n. [ME eiebrou: see EYE + BROW] 1. the bony arch over each eye 2. the arch of hair growing on this raise an eyebrow or lift an eyebrow to appear or feel skeptical, surprised, mildly scandalized, etc …   English World dictionary

  • eyebrow — ► NOUN ▪ the strip of hair growing on the ridge above a person s eye socket. ● raise one s eyebrows (or an eyebrow) Cf. ↑raise one s eyebrows …   English terms dictionary

  • eyebrow — eye brow , n. The brow or hairy arch above the eye. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyebrow — (n.) also eye brow, early 15c., from EYE (Cf. eye) (n.) + BROW (Cf. brow) (O.E. eagbræw meant eyelid ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eyebrow — This article is about an anatomical feature found in mammals. For the plumage feature found in birds, see Supercilium. For other uses, see Eyebrow (disambiguation). Eyebrow A man s unmodified eyebrow and eye Latin …   Wikipedia

  • eyebrow — noun ⇨ See also ↑brow ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, thick ▪ thin ▪ bushy, shaggy ▪ plucked, shaped …   Collocations dictionary

  • eyebrow — n. 1) to pluck, tweeze one s eyebrows 2) bushy eyebrows 3) (misc.) to lift, raise an eyebrow ( to express one s surprise ) * * * [ aɪbraʊ] tweeze one s eyebrows raise an eyebrow ( to express one s surprise ) (misc.) to lift bushy eyebrows to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • eyebrow — [[t]a͟ɪbraʊ[/t]] eyebrows 1) N COUNT: usu pl, oft poss N Your eyebrows are the lines of hair which grow above your eyes. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If something causes you to raise an eyebrow or to raise your eyebrows, it causes you to feel surprised… …   English dictionary

  • eyebrow */*/ — UK [ˈaɪˌbraʊ] / US noun [countable] Word forms eyebrow : singular eyebrow plural eyebrows the line of hair above an eye He has very bushy eyebrows. • raise your eyebrows there were raised eyebrows …   English dictionary

  • eyebrow — noun the strip of hair growing on the ridge above a person s eye socket. Phrases raise one s eyebrows (or an eyebrow) show surprise or mild disapproval …   English new terms dictionary

  • eyebrow — noun (C) 1 the line of hair above your eye 2 raise your eyebrows to move your eyebrows upwards in order to show surprise or disapproval: “Really?” she said, raising one eyebrow slightly. 3 be up to your eyebrows in sth spoken to be very busy… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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