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.

1575–85; eye + brow

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eyebrow (ˈaɪˌbraʊ)
1.  the transverse bony ridge over each eye
2.  the arch of hair that covers this ridgeRelated: superciliary
3.  raise an eyebrow See raise
Related: superciliary

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1580s, from eye + brow (O.E. eagbræw meant "eyelid").
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Medical Dictionary

eyebrow eye·brow (ī'brou')

  1. The bony ridge that extends over the eye.

  2. The arch of short hairs that covers this ridge.

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Idioms & Phrases


see cause raised eyebrows.

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Example sentences
The dreamer sees him lying on the bed with a wound over his left eyebrow, which
  runs off vertically.
If your friend scratches her eyebrow or crosses her arms, studies suggest, odds
  are you'll unthinkingly mimic the gesture.
The ability to communicate subtle emotions with a simple raised eyebrow or curl
  of the lip may be innate.
Out of context, many of our behaviors-if limited to the mere veneer of plain
  description-would raise many an eyebrow.
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