shiner, black eye, mouse(noun)
a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
a bad reputation
"his behavior gave the whole family a black eye"
reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye(noun)
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
An eye which has been bruised showing noticeable hematoma, especially after receiving a blow.
A black eye, periorbital hematoma, or a shiner, is ecchymosis around the eye commonly due to an injury to the face rather than eye injury. The name is given due to the color of bruising. The so-called black eye is caused by bleeding beneath the skin and around the eye. Sometimes, a black eye indicates a more extensive injury, even a skull fracture, particularly if the area around both eyes is bruised, or if there has been a prior head injury. Although most black eye injuries aren't serious, bleeding within the eye, called a hyphema, is serious and can reduce vision and damage the cornea. In some cases, abnormally high pressure inside the eyeball also can result.
The numerical value of black eye in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of black eye in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
If we get it right, our environmental policy will make us world leaders on this issue instead of giving us a black eye around the world.
Now when a woman comes with a black eye, and her occupation is listed as a dancer, we don't just assume that the guy who did this is her boyfriend.
This is the future of health care, using your own stem cells to fix problems, not drugs, but clinics that make over-the-top claims that a single stem-cell therapy will cure ALS or Parkinson’s or other diseases raise huge safety and ethical concerns. It gives the whole field a black eye.
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- blåt øje, sæbeøjeDanish
- blaues Auge, VeilchenGerman
- μαύρο μάτιGreek
- ojo moradoSpanish
- œil au beurre noirFrench
- blauw oogDutch
- blått øye, blåveisNorwegian
- podbite oko, limoPolish
- olho roxoPortuguese
- ochi vânătRomanian
- фонарь, бланш, подбитый глаз, синяк под глазом, фингалRussian
- blått öga, blåtiraSwedish
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