follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

eyelash

[ahy-lash] /ˈaɪˌlæʃ/
noun
1.
one of the short, thick, curved hairs growing as a fringe on the edge of an eyelid.
2.
the fringe of hairs itself.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; eye + lash1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for eye lash

eyelash

/ˈaɪˌlæʃ/
noun
1.
any one of the short curved hairs that grow from the edge of the eyelids
2.
a row or fringe of these hairs
related
adjective ciliary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for eye lash

eyelash

n.

1752, from eye (n.) + lash (n.). Related: Eyelashes.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
eye lash in Medicine

eyelash eye·lash (ī'lāsh')
n.

  1. Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid. Also called cilium.

  2. A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for eyelash

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for eye

6
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for eye lash