Definition of crow's foot in English:

crow's foot


  • 1A branching wrinkle at the outer corner of a person's eye.

    • ‘Her face and body was angular and weathered with premature lines on her face around her mouth and crow's feet at the corner of her eyes.’
    • ‘Look at family members to see if there are shared traits, such as brow furrows, crow's feet or under-eye bags.’
    • ‘His face did show some sign of ageing, wrinkles here and there and crow's feet coming from his eyes.’
    • ‘I love the way his eyes get little crow's feet out to the sides when he smiles because it reminds me of my dad.’
    • ‘It's also used to minimize crow's feet around the eyes.’
    • ‘The important thing to keep in mind, however, is that some degree of memory loss is a normal part of aging, like crow's feet and gray hair.’
    • ‘Wrinkles, crow's feet around the eyes or mouth, irregular pigmentation, deep furrows of the forehead between the eyebrows, and accentuated lines of facial expression around the nose and lips can also occur.’
    • ‘She smiled, crow's feet gathering at the corners of her eyes.’
    • ‘On the face, in the areas where there is soft tissue, aging lines will develop: crow's feet around the eyes, frown lines on the forehead and marionette lines near the mouth and cheeks.’
    • ‘When I return every six months or so, I not only notice taller teenage nephews, hair on babies' heads, or recently formed crow's feet on relatives' laughing faces.’
    • ‘Women, it seems, are more aware of and concerned about the long-range effects of sun damage, everything from crow's feet to cancer.’
    • ‘I get a lot of patients who just want to look 10 years younger, and that's a case of getting rid of crow's feet and wrinkles.’
    • ‘The grooves, the furrows and the crow's feet are still there but my skin is smoother and I feel healthier.’
    • ‘Yet it is precisely the unexpected and the incongruous that we need in a world where everything from our teeth and crow's feet to our children's genes is increasingly measured against one aesthetic or utilitarian standard.’
    • ‘In a profession that puts a premium on good looks, the occasional wrinkle or crow's foot is cause for serious worry.’
    • ‘All have crow's feet and weathered lips on their heavily tanned faces.’
    • ‘She no longer wore any makeup, but her face had a severe beauty, all the same, that shone through the crow's feet around her eyes and the vertical furrows on either side of her mouth.’
    • ‘His skin was a leathery tan and he had the beginnings of crow's feet at the corners of his eyes.’
    • ‘There were crow's feet at the corner of her eyes and mouth that hadn't been as pronounced before.’
    • ‘The crow's feet at the corners of his eyes deepened as he frowned almost painfully, and rubbed his forehead.’
    crease, fold, pucker, gather, furrow, ridge, line, corrugation, groove, crinkle, crumple, rumple
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  • 2A mark, symbol, or design formed of lines diverging from a point, resembling a bird's footprint.

    • ‘After all, red flags were plainly seen among the crow's foot peace symbols and the odd Christian cross.’
    • ‘I also remembered 25 years ago that there was a talk at school that the peace symbol really represented a crow's foot (the symbol of witchcraft?’
  • 3historical A military caltrop.


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