Definition of eyelid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈaɪlɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪlɪd//
(also lid) Face
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  • either of the pieces of skin above and below the eye that cover it when you blink or close the eye She lifted one eyelid to see what he was doing. She watched him from behind half-closed eyelids. See related entries: Face
  • Idioms
    not bat an eyelid (British English) (North American English not bat an eye)
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    (informal) to show no surprise or embarrassment when something unusual happens She didn't bat an eyelid when I told her my news.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: eyelid

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