eyelid, lid, palpebra(noun)
either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
"his lids would stay open no longer"
A thin skin membrane that covers and moves over an eye.
the cover of the eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the eyeball at pleasure
An eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects the eye. With the exception of the prepuce and the labia minora, it has the thinnest skin of the whole body. The levator palpebrae superioris muscle retracts the eyelid to "open" the eye. This can be either voluntarily or involuntarily. The human eyelid features a row of eyelashes which serve to heighten the protection of the eye from dust and foreign debris, as well as from perspiration. "Palpebral" means relating to the eyelids. Its key function is to regularly spread the tears and other secretions on the eye surface to keep it moist, since the cornea must be continuously moist. They keep the eyes from drying out when asleep. Moreover, the blink reflex protects the eye from foreign bodies.
The numerical value of eyelid in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of eyelid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
If someone decided to start shooting with a pistol from the roof of the Reichstag (parliament), security guards would be all over them. But when data are siphoned off for months, no one bats an eyelid.
It's amazing how quickly everything can change, in the blink of an eyelid literally. So enjoy this moment, and live it with love and passion rather than wasting it with animosity and lethargy. You never know whether or not you may ever get a chance to enjoy such moment again. Enjoy Today!
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Translations for eyelid
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- göz qapağıAzerbaijani
- ҡабаҡ, күҙ ҡабағыBashkir
- клепка, клепачBulgarian
- চোখের পাতাBengali
- parpellaCatalan, Valencian
- oční víčko, víčkoCzech
- вѣкоOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- øjenlåg, øjelågDanish
- Augenlid, LidGerman
- eachlidWestern Frisian
- rosgScottish Gaelic
- पपोटा, पलकHindi
- [[kelopak]] [[mata]]Indonesian
- augnlok, brá, hvarmurIcelandic
- 目蓋, 瞼, 眼蓋Japanese
- akies vokasLithuanian
- paerunga, paeraroMāori
- капак, клепкаMacedonian
- øyelokk, øyenlokkNorwegian
- anázisNavajo, Navaho
- капак, вјеђа, kapak, vjeđaSerbo-Croatian
- viečko, očné viečkoSlovak
- రెప్ప, కనురెప్పTelugu
- หนังตา, เปลือกตาThai
- göz kapağı, gözkapağıTurkish
- повіка, вікоUkrainian
- پپوٹا, پلکUrdu
- mi mắtVietnamese
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