Definitions for eyeaɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
eyeaɪ(n.; v.)eyed, ey•ing; eye•ing.
(n.)the organ of sight; in vertebrates, one of a pair of spherical bodies contained in an orbit of the skull, along with its associated structures.
the visible parts of this organ, as the cornea, iris, and pupil, and the surrounding eyebrows, eyelids, and eyelashes.
this organ with respect to the color of the iris:
the region surrounding the eye:
a sharp eye.
the power of seeing; appreciative or discriminating visual perception:
the eye of an artist.
a look, glance, or gaze:
cast one's eye upon a scene.
an attentive look; observation:
under the eye of a guard.
regard, view, aim, or intention:
an eye to one's own advantage.
in the eyes of the law.
a center; crux:
the eye of an issue.
something suggesting the eye in appearance, as the opening in the lens of a camera or a peephole.
a bud, as of a potato or other tuber.
a small, contrastingly colored part at the center of a flower.
a usu. lean, muscular section of a cut of meat.
a roundish spot, as on a tail feather of a peacock.
the hole in a needle.
a hole in a thing for the insertion of some object, as the handle of a tool:
the eye of an ax.
a ring through which something, as a rope or rod, is passed.
the loop into which a hook is inserted.
a photoelectric cell or similar device used to perform a function analogous to visual inspection.
a hole formed during the maturation of cheese.
the region of lighter winds and fair weather at the center of a tropical cyclone.
the direction from which a wind is blowing.
Category: Nautical, Navy, Meteorology
(v.t.)to look at; view:
to eye the wonders of nature.
to watch carefully:
eyed them with suspicion.
to make an eye in:
to eye a needle.
(v.i.)Obs. to appear; seem.
Idioms for eye:
be all eyes,to be extremely attentive.
catch someone's eye,to attract someone's attention.
give someone the eye,to give someone a flirtatious or warning glance.
Category: Idiom, Informal
have an eye for,to be discerning about.
have eyes for,to be attracted to.
keep one's eyes open,to be especially alert or observant.
lay or set eyes on, to see.
make eyes,to glance flirtatiously; ogle.
run one's eye over,to examine hastily.
see eye to eye,to agree.
with an eye to,with the intention or consideration of.
Origin of eye:
bef. 900; ME eie, ie, OE ēge, var. of ēage; c. OS ōga, OHG ouga, ON auga; akin to L oculus, Gk ṓps
eye, oculus, optic(noun)
the organ of sight
good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
"she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye"
attention to what is seen
"he tried to catch her eye"
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"
a small hole or loop (as in a needle)
"the thread wouldn't go through the eye"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the body part that you see with
She has brown eyes.; Close/shut your eyes.
She didn't believe me; I could see it in her eyes.
the hole at the end of a needle
***the eye of the needle
to be so interested that you find it hard to stop watching
I couldn't take my eyes off the horrible scene.
to have a natural ability to find or choose good things
She has an eye for color.
to want to have or buy
She'd had her eye on that car for months.
in sb's opinion
In her eyes, your perfect.
to watch carefully or take care of
Keep an eye on your little brother, please.
to continue to look for sth
Keep your eyes peeled for a pink neon sign.
An organ that is sensitive to light, which it converts to electrical signals passed to the brain, by which means animals see.
The visual sense.
The car was quite pleasing to the eye, but impractical.
That dress caught her eye.
The ability to notice what others might miss.
He has an eye for talent.
A meaningful stare or look.
A private eye: a privately hired detective or investigator.
A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook or the passage of a cord or line.
The relatively clear and calm center of a hurricane or other such storm.
To observe carefully.
To view something narrowly, as a document or a phrase in a document.
To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.
A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling a human eye.
The dark spot on a black-eyed pea.
A reproductive bud in a potato.
The dark brown center of a black-eyed Susan flower.
the comedic magazine Private Eye.
The London Eye, a tourist attraction in London.
a brood; as, an eye of pheasants
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
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
the action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion
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
observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard
that which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance
the spots on a feather, as of peacock
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
the bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato
the center of a target; the bull's-eye
a small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress
the hole through the head of a needle
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
the hole through the upper millstone
that which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty
tinge; shade of color
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
to appear; to look
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 Dictionary
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.
Translations for eye
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the part of the body with which one sees
Open your eyes; She has blue eyes.
- oog, oëAfrikaans
- olhoPortuguese (BR)
- das AugeGerman
- μάτι, οφθαλμόςGreek
- 眼睛Chinese (Trad.)
- 眼睛Chinese (Simp.)
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