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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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To watch closely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To look on; to observe narrowly; -pr.p. eying or eyeing; pa.p. eyed (id). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To observe narrowly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To look at fixedly; scrutinize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To appear; to look. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. look at Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To watch or keep in view; to watch narrowly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Eying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. a small hole or loop (as in a needle); "the thread wouldn't go through the eye" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the organ of sight (`peeper' is an informal term for `eye') Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. attention to what is seen; "he tried to catch her eye" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. A brood; as, an eye of pheasants. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The spots on a feather, as of peacock. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The center of a target; the bull's-eye. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The hole through the head of a needle. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The hole through the upper millstone. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Tinge; shade of color. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The organ of sight; the eyeball; sight; observation; view; a small hole; bud; that which resembles an eye. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. The organ of sight; vision; perception; observation; anything like an eye. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. The organ of vision; sight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Anything that resembles the organ of sight, as in shape, place, or office; as, the eye of a needle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. The organ of sight or vision; sight; view; notice; observation; unusual power or delicacy of vision; a small loop or ring; a bud. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. 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. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  39. Eyeless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. Eyed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for eye

  1. Never took his eye off Phil's face!" – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  2. Always get the light in the other fellow's eye – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
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