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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eye(n.; v.)eyed, ey•ing; eye•ing.

  1. (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.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the visible parts of this organ, as the cornea, iris, and pupil, and the surrounding eyebrows, eyelids, and eyelashes.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. this organ with respect to the color of the iris:

    blue eyes.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. the region surrounding the eye:

    puffy eyes.

    Category: Anatomy

  5. sight; vision:

    a sharp eye.

  6. the power of seeing; appreciative or discriminating visual perception:

    the eye of an artist.

  7. a look, glance, or gaze:

    cast one's eye upon a scene.

  8. an attentive look; observation:

    under the eye of a guard.

  9. regard, view, aim, or intention:

    an eye to one's own advantage.

  10. judgment; opinion:

    in the eyes of the law.

  11. a center; crux:

    the eye of an issue.

  12. something suggesting the eye in appearance, as the opening in the lens of a camera or a peephole.

    Category: Clothing

  13. a bud, as of a potato or other tuber.

    Category: Botany

  14. a small, contrastingly colored part at the center of a flower.

    Category: Botany

  15. a usu. lean, muscular section of a cut of meat.

    Category: Cooking

  16. a roundish spot, as on a tail feather of a peacock.

    Category: Ornithology

  17. the hole in a needle.

    Category: Clothing

  18. a hole in a thing for the insertion of some object, as the handle of a tool:

    the eye of an ax.

  19. a ring through which something, as a rope or rod, is passed.

  20. the loop into which a hook is inserted.

    Category: Clothing

  21. a photoelectric cell or similar device used to perform a function analogous to visual inspection.

    Category: Electronics

  22. a hole formed during the maturation of cheese.

    Category: Cooking

  23. the region of lighter winds and fair weather at the center of a tropical cyclone.

    Category: Meteorology

  24. the direction from which a wind is blowing.

    Category: Nautical, Navy, Meteorology

  25. (v.t.)to look at; view:

    to eye the wonders of nature.

  26. to watch carefully:

    eyed them with suspicion.

  27. to make an eye in:

    to eye a needle.

  28. (v.i.)Obs. to appear; seem.

Idioms for eye:

  1. be all eyes,to be extremely attentive.

    Category: Idiom

  2. catch someone's eye,to attract someone's attention.

    Category: Idiom

  3. give someone the eye,to give someone a flirtatious or warning glance.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  4. have an eye for,to be discerning about.

    Category: Idiom

  5. have eyes for,to be attracted to.

    Category: Idiom

  6. keep one's eyes open,to be especially alert or observant.

    Category: Idiom

  7. lay or set eyes on, to see.

    Category: Idiom

  8. make eyes,to glance flirtatiously; ogle.

    Category: Idiom

  9. run one's eye over,to examine hastily.

    Category: Idiom

  10. see eye to eye,to agree.

    Category: Idiom

  11. with an eye to,with the intention or consideration of.

    Category: Idiom

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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. eyelike(adj)

    suggesting an eye or eyes

    "eyelike markings on a butterfly's wings"; "the eyelike gleam of two distant windows in the dark"


  1. eyelike(Adjective)

    Resembling an eye.

    Peacocks have eyelike spots on their tail feathers.


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