eyebrow

[ ahy-brou ]
/ ˈaɪˌbraʊ /

noun

the arch or ridge forming the upper part of the orbit of the eye.
the fringe of hair growing on this arch or ridge.
a dormer having a roof that is an upwardly curved continuation of the main roof plane.
Printing, Journalism. kicker(def 9).
Nautical. a curved molding protecting a port from falling or dripping water.

Origin of eyebrow

First recorded in 1575–85; eye + brow
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British Dictionary definitions for eyebrow

eyebrow

/ (ˈaɪˌbraʊ) /

noun

the transverse bony ridge over each eye
the arch of hair that covers this ridgeRelated adjective: superciliary
raise an eyebrow See raise (def. 31)
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Word Origin and History for eyebrow

eyebrow


n.

also eye-brow, early 15c., from eye (n.) + brow (Old English eagbræw meant "eyelid").

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Medicine definitions for eyebrow

eyebrow

[ ībrou′ ]

n.

The bony ridge that extends over the eye.
The arch of short hairs that covers this ridge.
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Idioms and Phrases with eyebrow

eyebrow


see cause raised eyebrows.

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