the movable of skin that serves to cover and uncover the eyeball.
either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball related adjective palpebral
(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
mid-13c., from eye (n.) + lid (n.).
eyelid eye·lid or eye-lid (ī’lĭd’)
Either of two folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the exposed portion of the eyeball. Also called palpebra.
[ahy-lift] /ˈaɪˌlɪft/ noun 1. cosmetic blepharoplasty. eyelift eye·lift (ī’lĭft’) n. Cosmetic plastic surgery of the tissue surrounding the eye to reduce or eliminate folds, wrinkles, and sags.
[ahy-mahyn-did] /ˈaɪˈmaɪn dɪd/ adjective 1. disposed to perceive one’s environment in visual terms and to recall sights more vividly than sounds, smells, etc.
[ahy-uh n] /ˈaɪ ən/ noun, Archaic. 1. plural of . [ahy] /aɪ/ noun, plural eyes (Archaic) eyen or eyne. 1. the organ of sight, in vertebrates typically one of a pair of spherical bodies contained in an orbit of the skull and in humans appearing externally as a dense, white, curved membrane, or sclera, surrounding […]
- Eye of a hurricane
The region at the center of a hurricane about which the winds rotate, but which itself is relatively calm. Note: Figuratively, the eye of a hurricane is the quiet center of a dispute or controversy.