Definitions of eye

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To watch closely.
  4. To look on; to observe narrowly; - pr. p. eying or eyeing; pa. p. eyed ( id).
  5. To observe narrowly.
  6. To look at fixedly; scrutinize.
  7. To appear; to look.
  8. To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly.
  9. To watch or keep in view; to watch narrowly.
  10. Eying.
  11. a small hole or loop ( as in a needle); " the thread wouldn't go through the eye"
  12. the organ of sight (` peeper' is an informal term for ` eye')
  13. 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"
  14. attention to what is seen; " he tried to catch her eye"
  15. A brood; as, an eye of pheasants.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard.
  20. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance
  21. The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
  22. The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato.
  23. The center of a target; the bull's- eye.
  24. A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress.
  25. The hole through the head of a needle.
  26. 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.
  27. The hole through the upper millstone.
  28. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
  29. Tinge; shade of color.
  30. The organ of sight; the eyeball; sight; observation; view; a small hole; bud; that which resembles an eye.
  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. The organ of sight; vision; perception; observation; anything like an eye.
  33. The organ of vision; sight.
  34. Anything that resembles the organ of sight, as in shape, place, or office; as, the eye of a needle.
  35. 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.
  36. The organ of sight or vision; sight; view; notice; observation; unusual power or delicacy of vision; a small loop or ring; a bud.
  37. 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.
  38. Eyeless.
  39. Eyed.