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Definitions of eye

  1. an area that is approximately central within some larger region; " it is in the center of town"; " they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; " they were in the eye of the storm"
  2. look at
  3. a small hole or loop ( as in a needle); " the thread wouldn't go through the eye"
  4. the organ of sight (` peeper' is an informal term for ` eye')
  5. good discernment ( either with the eyes or as if with the eyes); " she has an eye for fresh talent"; " he has an artist's eye"
  6. attention to what is seen; " he tried to catch her eye"
  7. A brood; as, an eye of pheasants.
  8. The organ of sight or vision. In man, and the vertebrates generally, it is properly the movable ball or globe in the orbit, but the term often includes the adjacent parts. In most invertebrates the years are immovable ocelli, or compound eyes made up of numerous ocelli. See Ocellus.
  9. The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the eye of sailor; an eye for the beautiful or picturesque.
  10. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
  11. The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate presence.
  12. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard.
  13. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance
  14. The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
  15. The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato.
  16. The center of a target; the bull's- eye.
  17. A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress.
  18. The hole through the head of a needle.
  19. A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.; as an eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; as an eye through a crank; an eye at the end of rope.
  20. The hole through the upper millstone.
  21. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
  22. Tinge; shade of color.
  23. To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view.
  24. To appear; to look.
  25. The organ of sight; the eyeball; sight; observation; view; a small hole; bud; that which resembles an eye.
  26. To watch closely.
  27. Eyeless.
  28. Eyed.
  29. Eying.
  30. The organ of vision.
  31. The organ of sight or vision, more correctly the globe or movable part of it; the power of seeing; sight; regard; aim; keenness of perception; anything resembling an eye, as the hole of a needle, loop or ring for a hook, etc.
  32. To look on; to observe narrowly; - pr. p. eying or eyeing; pa. p. eyed ( id).
  33. The organ of sight; vision; perception; observation; anything like an eye.
  34. To observe narrowly.
  35. To look at fixedly; scrutinize.
  36. The organ of vision; sight.
  37. Anything that resembles the organ of sight, as in shape, place, or office; as, the eye of a needle.
  38. The organ of vision, properly the globe or ball movable in the orbit; the power of vision; sight; view; countenance; face; regard; observation; watch; anything resembling the eye in form; a small hole or aperture; a small catch for a hook; a loop or ring for fastening the rigging of ships; the bud of a plant; tinge; oversight; inspection; the centre of a part.
  39. To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly.
  40. To appear. The eye of a dome, the horizontal aperture on its summit, usually covered with a lantern. The eye of a pediment, a circular window in its centre. The eye of a volute, the circle at the centre, from the circumference of which the spiral line commences The eyes of a ship, the parts which lie near the hawseholes, particularly in the lower apartments. To set the eyes on, to see; to have a sight of. To find favour in the eyes, to be graciously received and treated.
  41. The organ of sight or vision; sight; view; notice; observation; unusual power or delicacy of vision; a small loop or ring; a bud.
  42. To watch or keep in view; to watch narrowly.
  43. The organ of sight or vision ; one of the pigment spots in various animals and in many of the lower plants ; the bud of a tuber.
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Usage examples for eye

  1. Never took his eye off Phil's face!" – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  2. Always get the light in the other fellow's eye. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  3. I can see that with half an eye. – Windows (Fifth Series Plays) by John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009
  4. But I'll keep an eye skinned for him. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  5. It at once caught Tennyson's eye. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  6. One eye was nearly closed. – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  7. The only question is whether you have the eye. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  8. He got stronges' eye. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  9. I'll have my eye on you, and don't you forget it. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  10. Her eye came back satisfied. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  11. Each and all passed under his eye. – The Boyhood of Great Inventors by A. Fraser Robertson
  12. " While I had my eye on the German, he evidently had his eye on me. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  13. So that, night and day, you will have your eye on the prisoner? – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  14. " He've only got one eye," piped little Charlie in evidence. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  15. This time they got the bull's- eye. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  16. He met my eye. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  17. I ought to have kept an eye on him. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  18. I've tried it, and knocked one eye out." – Little Wizard Stories of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  19. I saw, in their eyes, the question they sent from one to another, and in every eye I saw that the answer was, Yes. – The Coming of the Ice by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
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