Meaning of EYEBROW in English


I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: Middle English, from eie, eye eye + brow


a. : the arch or ridge over the eye ; also : the covering of hair growing on this ridge

b. : the narrow surface between the upper border of the orbit and the orbital cavity of fiddler crabs


a. : a molding over a window

b. : fillet 4

c. : a low dormer over which the roofing is carried in wave line

3. : a projection above an air port to divert water trickling down the side of a ship — called also wriggle

4. : fibrous waste that accumulates on machines during the spinning of yarn and that often forms defects in the yarn

II. intransitive verb

: to form eyebrow (sense 4)

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.