Definitions for eye

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. eye, oculus, optic(noun)

    the organ of sight

  2. eye(noun)

    good discernment (either visually or as if visually)

    "she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye"

  3. eye(noun)

    attention to what is seen

    "he tried to catch her eye"

  4. center, centre, middle, heart, eye(noun)

    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"

  5. eye(verb)

    a small hole or loop (as in a needle)

    "the thread wouldn't go through the eye"

  6. eye, eyeball(verb)

    look at

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. eye(Noun)

    An organ that is sensitive to light, which it converts to electrical signals passed to the brain, by which means animals see.

  2. eye(Noun)

    The visual sense.

    The car was quite pleasing to the eye, but impractical.

  3. eye(Noun)

    Attention, notice.

    That dress caught her eye.

  4. eye(Noun)

    The ability to notice what others might miss.

    He has an eye for talent.

  5. eye(Noun)

    A meaningful stare or look.

  6. eye(Noun)

    A private eye: a privately hired detective or investigator.

  7. eye(Noun)

    A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.

  8. eye(Noun)

    A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook or the passage of a cord or line.

  9. eye(Noun)

    The relatively clear and calm center of a hurricane or other such storm.

  10. eye(Verb)

    To observe carefully.

  11. eye(Verb)

    To view something narrowly, as a document or a phrase in a document.

  12. eye(Verb)

    To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.

  13. eye(Noun)

    A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling a human eye.

  14. eye(Noun)

    The dark spot on a black-eyed pea.

  15. eye(Noun)

    A reproductive bud in a potato.

  16. eye(Noun)

    The dark brown center of a black-eyed Susan flower.

  17. Eye(ProperNoun)

    the comedic magazine Private Eye.

  18. Eye(ProperNoun)

    The London Eye, a tourist attraction in London.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Eye(noun)

    a brood; as, an eye of pheasants

  2. Eye(noun)

    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

  3. Eye(noun)

    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

  4. Eye(noun)

    the action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion

  5. Eye(noun)

    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

  6. Eye(noun)

    observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard

  7. Eye(noun)

    that which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance

  8. Eye(noun)

    the spots on a feather, as of peacock

  9. Eye(noun)

    the scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in oysters and other bivalve shells; also, the adductor muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the scallop

  10. Eye(noun)

    the bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato

  11. Eye(noun)

    the center of a target; the bull's-eye

  12. Eye(noun)

    a small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress

  13. Eye(noun)

    the hole through the head of a needle

  14. Eye(noun)

    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

  15. Eye(noun)

    the hole through the upper millstone

  16. Eye(noun)

    that which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty

  17. Eye(noun)

    tinge; shade of color

  18. Eye(verb)

    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

  19. Eye(verb)

    to appear; to look

  20. Origin: [Prob. fr. nye, an eye being for a nye. See Nye.]

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  1. Eye

    Eyes are organs that detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons. The simplest photoreceptor cells in conscious vision connect light to movement. In higher organisms the eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surrounding environment, regulates its intensity through a diaphragm, focuses it through an adjustable assembly of lenses to form an image, converts this image into a set of electrical signals, and transmits these signals to the brain through complex neural pathways that connect the eye via the optic nerve to the visual cortex and other areas of the brain. Eyes with resolving power have come in ten fundamentally different forms, and 96% of animal species possess a complex optical system. Image-resolving eyes are present in molluscs, chordates and arthropods. The simplest "eyes", such as those in microorganisms, do nothing but detect whether the surroundings are light or dark, which is sufficient for the entrainment of circadian rhythms. From more complex eyes, retinal photosensitive ganglion cells send signals along the retinohypothalamic tract to the suprachiasmatic nuclei to effect circadian adjustment.

The Roycroft DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. eye

    1. An organ of the human body which sees the universe as it is not, and transmits the same to the brain. 2. The soul's feelers and pickers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eye' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1067

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eye' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1322

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eye' in Nouns Frequency: #43

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