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eye
top: cross section of a human eye
A. vitreous humor
B. optic nerve
C. fovea centralis
D. retina
E. choroid
F. sclera
G. cornea
H. aqueous humor
I. pupil
J. iris
K. lens
bottom: the eye of hurricane Catarina, off the coast of Brazil in 2004, as seen from the International Space Station
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eye

eye

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n.
1. An organ of vision or of light sensitivity.
2.
a. Either of a pair of hollow structures located in bony sockets of the skull, functioning together or independently, each having a lens capable of focusing incident light on an internal photosensitive retina from which nerve impulses are sent to the brain; the vertebrate organ of vision.
b. The external, visible portion of this organ together with its associated structures, especially the eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows.
c. The pigmented iris of this organ.
3. The faculty of seeing; vision.
4. The ability to make intellectual or aesthetic judgments: has a good eye for understated fashion.
5.
a. A way of regarding something; a point of view: To my eye, the decorations are excellent.
b. Attention: The lavish window display immediately got my eye.
c. Watchful attention or supervision: always under his boss's eye; kept an eye on her valuables.
6. Something suggestive of the vertebrate organ of vision, especially:
a. An opening in a needle.
b. The aperture of a camera.
c. A loop, as of metal, rope, or thread.
d. A circular marking on a peacock's feather.
e. Chiefly Southern US The round flat cover over the hole on the top of a wood-burning stove. Also called regionally cap1, griddle.
7. A photosensitive device, such as a photoelectric cell.
8. Botany
a. A bud on a twig or tuber: the eye of a potato.
b. The often differently colored center of the corolla of some flowers.
9.
a. Meteorology The circular area of relative calm at the center of a cyclone.
b. The center or focal point of attention or action: right in the eye of the controversy.
10. Informal A detective, especially a private investigator.
11. A choice center cut of meat, as of beef: eye of the round.
tr.v. eyed, eye·ing or ey·ing (ī′ĭng), eyes
1. To look at: eyed the passing crowd with indifference.
2. To watch closely: eyed the shark's movements.
3. To supply with an eye.
Idioms:
all eyes
Fully attentive.
an eye for an eye
Punishment in which an offender suffers what the victim has suffered.
clap/lay/set (one's) eyes on
To look at.
eye to eye
In agreement: We're eye to eye on all the vital issues.
have eyes for
To be interested in.
have (one's) eye on
1. To look at, especially attentively or continuously.
2. To have as one's objective.
in the eye of the wind Nautical
In a direction opposite that of the wind; close to the wind.
in the public eye
1. Frequently seen in public or in the media.
2. Widely publicized; well-known.
my eye Slang
In no way; not at all. Used interjectionally.
with an eye to
With a view to: redecorated the room with an eye to its future use as a nursery.
with (one's) eyes closed
Unaware of the risks involved.
with (one's) eyes open
Aware of the risks involved.

[Middle English, from Old English ēge, ēage; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

eye

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n
1. (Anatomy) the organ of sight of animals, containing light-sensitive cells associated with nerve fibres, so that light entering the eye is converted to nervous impulses that reach the brain. In man and other vertebrates the iris controls the amount of light entering the eye and the lens focuses the light onto the retina.
2. (often plural) the ability to see; sense of vision: weak eyes.
3. (Anatomy) the visible external part of an eye, often including the area around it: heavy-lidded eyes; piercing eyes.
4. a look, glance, expression, or gaze: a stern eye.
5. a sexually inviting or provocative look (esp in the phrases give (someone) the (glad) eye, make eyes at)
6. attention or observation (often in the phrases catch someone's eye, keep an eye on, cast an eye over)
7. ability to recognize, judge, or appreciate: an eye for antiques.
8. (often plural) opinion, judgment, point of view, or authority: in the eyes of the law.
9. (Biology) a structure or marking having the appearance of an eye, such as the bud on a twig or potato tuber or a spot on a butterfly wing
10. a small loop or hole, as at one end of a needle
11. (Physical Geography) a small area of low pressure and calm in the centre of a tornado or cyclone
12. (Electronics) See photocell
13. (Professions) informal See private eye
14. all eyes informal acutely vigilant or observant: the children were all eyes.
15. my eye all my eye informal rubbish; nonsense
16. an eye for an eye retributive or vengeful justice; retaliation
17. cut one's eye after someone cut one's eye at someone cut one's eye on someone Caribbean to look rudely at a person and then turn one's face away sharply while closing one's eyes: a gesture of contempt
18. eyes out NZ with every possible effort: he went at the job eyes out.
19. get one's eye in chiefly sport to become accustomed to the conditions, light, etc, with a consequent improvement in one's performance
20. half an eye
a. a modicum of perceptiveness: anyone with half an eye can see she's in love.
b. continuing unobtrusive observation or awareness: the dog had half an eye on the sheep.
21. have eyes for to be interested in: she has eyes only for him.
22. in one's mind's eye pictured within the mind; imagined or remembered vividly
23. in the public eye exposed to public curiosity or publicity
24. keep an eye open keep an eye out to watch with special attention (for)
25. keep one's eyes peeled keep one's eyes skinned to watch vigilantly (for)
26. look someone in the eye to look at someone openly and without shame or embarrassment
27. make eyes make sheep's eyes old-fashioned to ogle amorously
28. more than meets the eye hidden motives, meaning, or facts
29. pick the eyes out Austral and NZ to select the best parts or pieces (of)
30. see eye to eye to agree (with)
31. set eyes on lay eyes on clap eyes on (usually used with a negative) to see: she had never laid eyes on him before.
32. (Nautical Terms) the eye of the wind nautical the direction from which the wind is blowing
33. turn a blind eye to close one's eyes to to pretend not to notice or ignore deliberately
34. up to one's eyes extremely busy (with)
35. with a … eye in a … manner: he regards our success with a jealous eye.
36. with an eye to having an eye to (preposition)
a. regarding; with reference to: with an eye to one's own interests.
b. with the intention or purpose of: with an eye to reaching agreement.
37. with one's eyes open in the full knowledge of all relevant facts
38. with one's eyes shut
a. with great ease, esp as a result of thorough familiarity: I could drive home with my eyes shut.
b. without being aware of all the facts
vb (tr) , eyes, eyeing, eying or eyed
39. to look at carefully or warily
40. Also: eye up to look at in a manner indicating sexual interest; ogle
[Old English ēage; related to Old Norse auga, Old High German ouga, Sanskrit aksi]
ˈeyeless adj
ˈeyeˌlike adj

eye

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(Zoology) another word for nye

eye

(aɪ)

n., v. eyed, ey•ing eye•ing. n.
1. 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.
2. the visible parts of this organ, as the cornea, iris, and pupil, and the surrounding eyebrows, eyelids, and eyelashes.
3. this organ with respect to the color of the iris: blue eyes.
4. the region surrounding the eye: puffy eyes.
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.
13. a bud, as of a potato or other tuber.
14. a small, contrastingly colored part at the center of a flower.
15. a usu. lean, muscular section of a cut of meat.
16. a roundish spot, as on a tail feather of a peacock.
17. the hole in a needle.
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.
21. a photoelectric cell or similar device used to perform a function analogous to visual inspection.
22. a hole formed during the maturation of cheese.
23. the region of lighter winds and fair weather at the center of a tropical cyclone.
24. the direction from which a wind is blowing.
v.t.
25. 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.
v.i.
28. Obs. to appear; seem.
Idioms:
1. be all eyes, to be extremely attentive.
2. catch someone's eye, to attract someone's attention.
3. give someone the eye, to give someone a flirtatious or warning glance.
4. have an eye for, to be discerning about.
5. have eyes for, to be attracted to.
6. keep one's eyes open, to be especially alert or observant.
7. lay or set eyes on, to see.
8. make eyes, to glance flirtatiously; ogle.
9. run one's eye over, to examine hastily.
10. see eye to eye, to agree.
11. with an eye to, with the intention or consideration of.
[before 900; Middle English eie, ie, Old English ēge, variant of ēage; c. Old Saxon ōga, Old High German ouga, Old Norse auga; akin to Latin oculus, Greek ṓps]
eye′like`, adj.
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eye
cross section of a human eye

eye

(ī)
1. The organ of the body with which an animal is able to see or sense light. In vertebrate animals, the eye occurs as one of a pair, each consisting of a spherical structure that is filled with fluid. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina. See more at compound eye, eyespot.
2. Botany A bud on a tuber, such as a potato.
3. The relatively calm area at the center of a hurricane or similar storm. See more at hurricane.

Eye, Nye

 a brood of pheasants.

Eye(s)

 

See Also: EYES, BRIGHT; EYEBROWS; EYE COLOR; EYE EXPRESSIONS, EYELASHES; EYELIDS; EYE MOVEMENTS

  1. Behind the glasses his eyes looked look like little bicycle wheels at dizzy speed —William Faulkner
  2. Dull eyes set like pebbles in a puffy, unwholesome-looking face —Eric Ambler

    Eye/pebble comparisons abound, with examples throughout this section.

  3. Eye-sockets deep as those of a death’s head —Thomas Hardy
  4. Eye-sockets … like dark caves —John Wainwright
  5. Eyeballs like shelled hard-boiled eggs —Ivan Bunin
  6. Eyes as big and as soft and as transparent as ripe gooseberries —Edna O’Brien
  7. Eyes … as cloudy as poisoned oysters —Miles Gibson
  8. Eyes … big and shiny, black as oil —Shirley Ann Grau
  9. Eyes blackly circled like those of a raccoon —Lael Tucker Wertenbaker
  10. Eyes … carefully painted like the eyes on Egyptian frescoes —Anals Nin, Chicago Review, Winter-Spring, 1962
  11. Eyes … deep and dark like mountain nights —Mary Hedin
  12. Eyes … deep as a well —Walter Savage Landor
  13. Eyes flat as glass —James Lee Burke
  14. Eyes … flat gold, like a lemur’s —Sue Grafton
  15. Eyes glazed and almost lightless like the little button eyes of a doll —George Garrett
  16. Eyes … large and gray, and baleful, like glass on fire —Norman Mailer
  17. Eyes large as fifty-cent pieces, but pale, like dusty stones —Ludwig Bemelmans

    Bemelmans’ subject is William Randolph Hearst.

  18. Eyes … large as saucers —E. N. Slocum, line from lyric of a song written in 1868 entitled “On the Beach at Cape May”
  19. Eyes like a codfish —Frank Swinnerton
  20. Eyes like a couple of wells —William Diehl
  21. Eyes … like an Arizona sunset, and they were supported on pouches as large and shapeless as badly packed duffle bags —Jimmy Sangster
  22. Eyes like a pinwheel —Ann Beattie
  23. Eyes … like a spaniel’s —Ouida
  24. Eyes like a starless winter night —clear, black, bleak —A. E. Maxwell
  25. Eyes … like chestnuts floating on twin pools of milk —William Styron
  26. Eyes like cold cavities in his head —Natascha Wodin
  27. Eyes … like crickets in daylight —Rochelle Ratner
  28. Eyes like crosses burning on a lawn —Rochelle Ratner
  29. Eyes like currants in a half-cooked suet pudding —Robert Graves

    A simple variation from a short story by Katherine Mansfield: “Little eyes, like currants.”

  30. Eyes like dark searchlights —Ross Macdonald
  31. Eyes like dusty lapis lazuli —S. J. Perelman
  32. Eyes like forest pools —W. Somerset Maugham
  33. Eyes … like forget-me-nots —Mazo De La Roche
  34. Eyes … like ground owls, deep in their burrows —Harold Adams
  35. Eyes like holes burned with a cigar —William Faulkner
  36. Eyes … like holes were poked in a snowbank —Raymond Chandler
  37. Eyes like jelly —Hanoch Bartov
  38. Eyes like licked stones —Virginia Woolf
  39. Eyes like licorice gumdrops —Robert Campbell
  40. Eyes … like lustrous black currants —Frank Swinnerton
  41. Eyes, like marigolds, had sheathed their light —William Shakespeare

    In Shakespeare’s time ‘sheathed’ was written as ‘sheath’d.’

  42. Eyes like mice peeking into my pockets —Robert Campbell
  43. Eyes like oiled black olives —Frank Tuohy
  44. Eyes … like old pictures of Rachmaninoff s eyes —Henry Van Dyke
  45. Eyes like onions —Donald Barthelme
  46. Eyes … like pale marble in a field of red —Linda West Eckhardt
  47. Eyes … like peas —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  48. Eyes … like pebbles at the bottom of a mountain trout pool, fixed and icy —Donald MacKenzie
  49. Eyes like pebbles, the kind of pebbles which kids call aggies —Ludwig Bemelmans
  50. Eyes like pebbles unwashed by the sea —Kathleen Farrell
  51. Eyes … like pools of oil —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  52. Eyes … like punctuation marks —Geoffrey Wolff
  53. Eyes … like rubber knobs, like they’d give to the touch —William Faulkner
  54. Eyes like searchlights —Donald McCaig
  55. Eyes..like shrewd marbles —Harvey Swados
  56. Eyes like the brown waters of a woodland stream —Henry Van Dyke
  57. Eyes like the deep, blue boundless heaven —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  58. (Watery gray) eyes, like the thick edges of broken skylight glass —Willa Cather
  59. Eyes … like those of a lobster, as if they were on stalks —William James, letter from Germany to sister Alice, January 9, 1868
  60. Eyes … like tiny stone wedges hammer between the lids —Ross Macdonald
  61. Eyes like tunnels —Arthur Miller
  62. Eyes like twin daisies in a bucket of blood —Leonard Washborn, Inter-Ocean, Chicago newspaper, 1880s
  63. Eyes … like two black seeds —Dashiell Hammett
  64. Eyes … like two holes burned in a blanket —Borden Deal
  65. Eyes … like two obeisant satellites —Cynthia Ozick
  66. Eyes … like two pissholes in the snow —American colloquialism
  67. Eyes … like violets by a river of pure water —Oscar Wilde
  68. Eyes like washed pebbles stuck in cement (gave him a slightly aggressive look) —Donald MacKenzie
  69. Eyes like white clay marbles —Randall Jarrell
  70. Eyes limpid and still like pools of water —Robert Louis Stevenson
  71. Eyes … like glass marbles —Herman Wouk
  72. Eye sockets..as flat as saucers —Z. Vance Wilson
  73. Eyes peering between folds of fat like almond kernels in half-split shells —Edith Wharton
  74. Eyes pressed so deep in his head that they seemed … like billiard balls sunk in their pockets —William Styron
  75. Eyes, restless, softly brown like a monkey’s —F. van Wyck Mason
  76. Eyes … round and shiny, like the glass-bead eyes of stuffed animals —Margaret Atwood
  77. Eyes, round as cherries —Ignazio Silone
  78. Eyes … round as quarters —Laurie Colwin
  79. Eyes … round, inane as the blue pebbles of the rain —Dame Edith Sitwell
  80. Eyes shaped like peach pits —Bobbie Ann Mason
  81. Eyes … shiny and flat as mirrors —Shirley Ann Grau
  82. Eyes … small and dark and liquid, like drops of strong coffee —Margaret Millar
  83. Eyes … small and nacreous like painted ornaments —Jean Stafford
  84. Eyes … small and dirty like the eyes of a potato —Ross Macdonald
  85. Eyes … small and hard and shiny like dimes —Ross Macdonald
  86. Eyes soft as a leading lady’s, round as a doe’s —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  87. Eyes, speckled and hard as pebbles at the bottom of a stream —John Yount
  88. Eyes spoked and rimmed with black, like a mourner’s rosette —Edith Pearlman

    The simile is particularly appropriate as the writer is describing a character who is a widow.

  89. Eyes that looked like imitation jewels —Henry James
  90. Eyes the size of melons —Mary Hood
  91. Eyes were small, so that with the mascara and the shadows painted on their lids they looked like flopping black butterflies —Eudora Welty
  92. Her eyes looked awful [from too much liquor] as though they had been boiled —Christopher Isherwood
  93. Her eyes lost in the fatty ridges of her face, looked like two small pieces of coal pressed into a lump of dough —William Faulkner
  94. His eyes behind his glasses kind of all run together like broken eggs —William Faulkner
  95. His eyes stood in his head like two poached eggs —Erich Maria Remarque
  96. Large eyes like dark pools —Erich Maria Remarque
  97. Little eyes like cigarette-ends —Charles Bukowski
  98. Looked like cat’s eyes do, like a big cat against the wall, watching us —William Faulkner
  99. Lynx-like eyes —O. Henry
  100. Our very eyes are sometimes like our judgements, blind —William Shakespeare
  101. Protruding eyes that looked like two fish straining to get out of a net of red threads —Flannery O’Connor
  102. The pupils of his eyes were like disks of blue fire —Oscar Wilde
  103. Round eyes like blue polka dots in her crimson face —Helen Hudson
  104. Sharp stains like poor coffee under her eyes —V. S. Pritchett
  105. She was wearing so much eyeliner that her eyes looked as if they had been drawn in ink —Jonathan Valin
  106. Small eyes, set like a pig’s in shallow orbits —Francis Brett Young
  107. Their eyes seemed like rings from which the gems had been dropped —Dante Alighieri
  108. Two little eyes like gimlet holes —Émile Zola
  109. The veins in her eyeballs twisted like a map of jungle rivers —Arthur Miller

eye


Past participle: eyed
Gerund: eyeing/eying

Imperative
eye
eye
Present
I eye
you eye
he/she/it eyes
we eye
you eye
they eye
Preterite
I eyed
you eyed
he/she/it eyed
we eyed
you eyed
they eyed
Present Continuous
I am eyeing/eying
you are eyeing/eying
he/she/it is eyeing/eying
we are eyeing/eying
you are eyeing/eying
they are eyeing/eying
Present Perfect
I have eyed
you have eyed
he/she/it has eyed
we have eyed
you have eyed
they have eyed
Past Continuous
I was eyeing/eying
you were eyeing/eying
he/she/it was eyeing/eying
we were eyeing/eying
you were eyeing/eying
they were eyeing/eying
Past Perfect
I had eyed
you had eyed
he/she/it had eyed
we had eyed
you had eyed
they had eyed
Future
I will eye
you will eye
he/she/it will eye
we will eye
you will eye
they will eye
Future Perfect
I will have eyed
you will have eyed
he/she/it will have eyed
we will have eyed
you will have eyed
they will have eyed
Future Continuous
I will be eyeing/eying
you will be eyeing/eying
he/she/it will be eyeing/eying
we will be eyeing/eying
you will be eyeing/eying
they will be eyeing/eying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eyeing/eying
you have been eyeing/eying
he/she/it has been eyeing/eying
we have been eyeing/eying
you have been eyeing/eying
they have been eyeing/eying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eyeing/eying
you will have been eyeing/eying
he/she/it will have been eyeing/eying
we will have been eyeing/eying
you will have been eyeing/eying
they will have been eyeing/eying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eyeing/eying
you had been eyeing/eying
he/she/it had been eyeing/eying
we had been eyeing/eying
you had been eyeing/eying
they had been eyeing/eying
Conditional
I would eye
you would eye
he/she/it would eye
we would eye
you would eye
they would eye
Past Conditional
I would have eyed
you would have eyed
he/she/it would have eyed
we would have eyed
you would have eyed
they would have eyed

eye

The sense organ that converts light into electrical signals, which pass to the brain to be interpreted as visual images.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eye - the organ of sighteye - the organ of sight      
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
visual system - the sensory system for vision
naked eye - the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects; "it is not safe to look directly at the sun with the naked eye"
peeper - an informal term referring to the eye
oculus dexter, OD - the right eye
oculus sinister, OS - the left eye
ocellus, simple eye, stemma - an eye having a single lens
compound eye - in insects and some crustaceans: composed of many light-sensitive elements each forming a portion of an image
choroid, choroid coat - a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye
ciliary body - the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris; "the ciliary body produces aqueous humor"
eyelid, lid, palpebra - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"
canthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
epicanthic fold, epicanthus - a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome
nictitating membrane, third eyelid - a protective fold of skin in the eyes of reptiles and birds and some mammals
conjunctiva - a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
eyeball, orb - the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
eye muscle, ocular muscle - one of the small muscles of the eye that serve to rotate the eyeball
cornea - the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera
uvea - the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
uveoscleral pathway - a tubule that drains excess aqueous humor
iris - muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye
crystalline lens, lens of the eye, lens - biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina
arteria centralis retinae, central artery of the retina - a branch of the ophthalmic artery; enters the eyeball with the optic nerve
arteria ciliaris, ciliary artery - one of several arteries supplying the choroid coat of the eye
arteria lacrimalis, lacrimal artery - an artery that originates from the ophthalmic artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and rectal eye muscles and the upper eyelid and the forehead
lacrimal vein, vena lacrimalis - drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein
lacrimal apparatus - the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
retina - the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
sclera, sclerotic coat - the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball
musculus sphincter pupillae, pupillary sphincter - a ring of smooth muscle surrounding the iris
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
aperture - a natural opening in something
2.eye - good discernment (either visually or as if visually)eye - good discernment (either visually or as if visually); "she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye"
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
3.eye - attention to what is seeneye - attention to what is seen; "he tried to catch her eye"
attending, attention - the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
4.eye - 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"
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
center stage, centre stage - the central area on a theater stage
central city, city center, city centre - the central part of a city
storm center, storm centre - the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm
financial center - the part of a city where financial institutions are centered
hub - a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve; "the playground is the hub of parental supervision"; "the airport is the economic hub of the area"
inner city - the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
medical center - the part of a city where medical facilities are centered
midfield - (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
seat - a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
midstream - the middle of a stream
5.eye - a small hole or loop (as in a needle)eye - a small hole or loop (as in a needle); "the thread wouldn't go through the eye"
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
needle - a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
Verb1.eye - look ateye - look at        
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

eye

noun
1. eyeball, optic (informal), peeper (slang), orb (poetic), organ of vision, organ of sight He is blind in one eye.
2. (often plural) eyesight, sight, vision, observation, perception, ability to see, range of vision, power of seeing her sharp eyes and acute hearing
5. centre, heart, middle, mid, core, nucleus the eye of the hurricane
verb
1. look at, view, study, watch, check, regard, survey, clock (Brit. slang), observe, stare at, scan, contemplate, check out (informal), inspect, glance at, gaze at, behold (archaic or literary), eyeball (slang), scrutinize, peruse, get a load of (informal), take a dekko at (Brit. slang), have or take a look at We eyed each other thoughtfully.
an eye for an eye retaliation, justice, revenge, vengeance, reprisal, retribution, requital, lex talionis His philosophy was an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
close or shut your eyes to something ignore, reject, overlook, disregard, pass over, turn a blind eye to, take no notice of, be oblivious to, pay no attention to, turn your back on, turn a deaf ear to, bury your head in the sand They just closed their eyes to what was going on.
eye something or someone up ogle, leer at, make eyes at, give (someone) the (glad) eye My brother is forever eyeing up women in the street.
in or to someone's eyes in the opinion of, in the mind of, from someone's viewpoint, in the judgment of, in someone's point of view, in the belief of He was, in their eyes, a sensible and reliable man.
keep an eye or your eye on someone or something watch, supervise, observe, monitor, regard, survey, guard, look after, look out for, pay attention to, watch over, scrutinize, keep tabs on (informal), keep under surveillance, keep in view, watch like a hawk You can't keep an eye on your children 24 hours a day.
see eye to eye agree, accord, get on, fall in, coincide, go along, subscribe to, be united, jibe (informal), concur, harmonize, speak the same language, be on the same wavelength, be of the same mind, be in unison They saw eye to eye on almost every aspect of the production.
set, clap or lay eyes on someone or something see, meet, notice, observe, encounter, come across, run into, behold I haven't set eyes on him for years.
up to your eyes very busy, overwhelmed, caught up, inundated, wrapped up in, engaged, flooded out, fully occupied, up to here, up to your elbows I am up to my eyes in work just now.
Related words
adjectives ocular, oculate, ophthalmic, optic
fear ommatophobia
Quotations
"If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out" Bible: St. Matthew
"The sight of you is good for sore eyes" [Jonathan Swift Polite Conversation]
Proverbs
"The eyes are the windows of the soul"

Parts of the eye

aqueous humour, blind spot, choroid or chorioid, ciliary body, cone, conjunctiva, cornea, eyeball, fovea, iris, lens, ocular muscle, optic nerve, pupil, retina, retinal vessels, rod, sclera, suspensory ligament, vitreous body, vitreous humour

eye

noun
1. An organ of vision:
2. The faculty of seeing:
Archaic: light.
4. The position from which something is observed or considered:
5. A length of line folded over and joined at the ends so as to form a curve or circle:
6. The most intensely active central part:
7. Informal. A person whose work is investigating crimes or obtaining hidden evidence or information:
Slang: dick, gumshoe.
verb
1. To direct the eyes on an object:
Idiom: clap one's eyes on.
2. To look intently and fixedly:
Idioms: gaze open-mouthed, rivet the eyes on.
3. To look at or on attentively or carefully:
Translations
عَيْنعَين الإبرهنَظَر، نَظْرَهيَنْظُر، يُراقِبعين
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silmäsilmäilläsilmäkuviosilmukkatarkastella
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megnézmustrálszemszemeszemügyre vesz
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augaauga; lykkja; gatfylgjast meî, horfa áskyn, næmt auga
foramengemmaoculus
akies obuolysakies vokasakisapžiūrinėtiąsa
acsspēja saskatītvērot
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gözsüzmekdelikdikkatle bakmakgörüş kabiliyeti
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eye

[aɪ]
A. N
1. (gen) → ojo m
to have good eyestener buena vista
to rub one's eyesrestregarse los ojos
I couldn't believe my (own) eyesno daba crédito a lo que veían mis ojos
black eyeojo m morado or amoratado
I gave him a black eyele puse un ojo morado
she had a black eyetenía or llevaba un ojo morado
to catch sb's eyellamar la atención de algn
he accidentally caught her eye and looked awaysu mirada se cruzó por casualidad con la de ella y apartó la vista
it was the biggest one I'd ever clapped eyes onera el más grande que jamás me había echado a la cara
to cry one's eyes outllorar a moco tendido or a lágrima viva
there wasn't a dry eye in the houseno había ojos sin lágrimas en todo el teatro
to have an eye or a keen eye for a bargaintener mucha vista or buen ojo para las gangas
we need someone with an eye for detailnos hace falta alguien que sea meticuloso
he's got his eye on you (= monitoring) → no te quita ojo, no te pierde de vista; (= attracted to) → te tiene echado el ojo
I've got my eye on that sofa in the salele tengo echado el ojo a ese sofá que vimos en las rebajas
she had eyes only for mesólo tenía ojos para mí, no tenía ojos más que para mí
it hits you in the eyesalta a la vista
in the eyes ofa los ojos de
in the eyes of the lawa los ojos de la ley
to keep an eye on sth/sb (= watch) → vigilar algo/a algn, echar una mirada a algo/algn; (= look after) → cuidar algo/a algn
keep your eyes on the road!¡no quites los ojos de la carretera!
I'm keeping an eye on things while the boss is awayyo estoy al cargo del negocio mientras el jefe está fuera
at eye levela la altura de los ojos
to look sb (straight) in the eyemirar a algn (directamente) a los ojos
with the naked eyea simple vista
he couldn't keep his eyes off the girlse le fueron los ojos tras la chica
to keep an eye out or one's eyes open for sth/sbestar pendiente de algo/algn
keep an eye out for the postmanestáte atento or pendiente a ver si ves al cartero
keep an eye out for snakescuidado por si hay culebras
keep your eyes open for bag-snatchers!¡mucho ojo, no te vayan a dar el tirón!
I haven't seen any recently but I'll keep my eyes openúltimamente no he visto ninguno pero estaré al tanto
I could hardly keep my eyes opense me cerraban los ojos
I saw it with my own eyeslo vi con mis propios ojos
to be in the public eyeestar a la luz pública
eyes right/left/front!¡vista a la derecha/izquierda/al frente!
to run one's eye over sth (from curiosity) → recorrer algo con la vista; (checking) → echar un vistazo a algo
as far as the eye can seehasta donde alcanza la vista
it's five years since I last set or laid eyes on himhace cinco años que no lo veo
the sun is in my eyesme da el sol en los ojos
he didn't take his eyes off her for one secondno le quitó los ojos de encima ni por un segundo
with an eye to sth/to doing sthcon vistas or miras a algo/a hacer algo
with an eye to the futurecara al futuro
use your eyes!¡abre los ojos!
it happened before my very eyesocurrió delante de mis propios ojos
the grass grows before your very eyescrece la hierba a ojos vistas
under the watchful eye ofbajo la atenta mirada de
to look at sth with or through the eyes of an expertver algo con ojos de experto
he was all eyesera todo or (LAm) puros ojos
to have eyes in the back of one's headtener ojos en la nuca
he must have eyes in the back of his head!¡no se le escapa una!
I haven't got eyes in the back of my head (iro) → ¿te crees que tengo ojos en la nuca o qué?
to give sb the (glad) eyetirar los tejos a algn con miraditas
there's more to this than meets the eyeesto tiene más enjundia de lo que parece, esto tiene su miga
the decision was one in the eye for the presidentla decisión supuso un auténtico varapalo para el presidente
to open sb's eyes to sthabrir los ojos de algn a algo
to keep one's eyes peeledestar alerta
to do sth with one's eyes (wide) openhacer algo con los ojos abiertos
to make (sheep's) eyes at sblanzar miraditas insinuantes a algn, hacer ojitos a algn
to shut one's eyes to [+ truth, evidence, dangers] → cerrar los ojos a; [+ sb's shortcomings] → hacer la vista gorda a
I don't see eye to eye with himno estoy de acuerdo con él
in the twinkling of an eyeen un abrir y cerrar de ojos
to be up to one's eyes (in work etc) → estar hasta aquí or agobiado de trabajo
an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth)ojo por ojo (y diente por diente)
see also blind A
see also feast B
see also mind A1
see also sight
2. [of potato] → yema f
3. [of storm] → ojo m
4. (Sew) [of needle] → ojo m; [of hook and eye] → hembra f de corchete
B. VTmirar detenidamente, observar
she eyed him sullenly/with suspicionlo miró detenidamente con gesto hosco/con recelo
she eyed the package curiouslyobservó (detenidamente) el paquete con curiosidad
I didn't like the way they eyed me up and downno me gustaba la forma que tenían de mirarme de arriba abajo
an expensive leather jacket I had eyed for some timeuna cazadora de cuero muy cara a la que hacía tiempo (que) le había echado el ojo
C. CPD eye contact Ncontacto m ocular
eye doctor N (US) → oculista mf
eye dropper Ncuentagotas m inv
eye drops NPLgotas fpl para los ojos
eye patch Nparche m
eye pencil Nlápiz m de ojos
eye shadow Nsombra f de ojos
eye socket Ncuenca f del ojo
eye test Ntest m visual or de visión
eye up VT + ADV he eyed up his fellow passengersestudió detenidamente or pasó revista a sus compañeros de viaje
he was eyeing the girl upse comía a la joven con los ojos
see also talent A3

eye

[ˈaɪ]
n
(ANATOMY)œilm
I've got green eyes → J'ai les yeux verts.
as far as the eye can see → à perte de vue
to keep an eye on sth → surveiller qch
to keep an eye on sb → surveiller qn
to take one's eye off sth → détacher son regard de qch
to have an eye for sth → avoir l'œil pour qch
in the public eye → en vue
to keep sb/sth out of the public eye → ne pas exposer qn/qch
with an eye to doing sth (British)en vue de faire qch
there's more to this than meets the eye → ce n'est pas aussi simple que cela paraît
to look at sth with a critical eye → regarder qch d'un œil critique
to turn a critical eye on sth → porter un regard critique sur qch
before one's eyes, in front of one's eyes, under one's eyes → sous ses yeux
to catch sb's eye [action, movement] → attirer l'attention de qn
A picture on the wall caught his eye → Une photo sur le mur a attiré son attention.; [person] → attirer le regard de qn
He tried to catch her eye → Il essaya d'attirer son regard.
to have one's eye on sb (= watch) → avoir qn à l'œil
all eyes are on them → tous les regards sont tournés vers eux
to have one's eye on sth (= want) → lorgner qch
to keep one's eyes open for sb/sth, to keep an eye out for sb/sth (= watch out for) → essayer de repérer qn/qch
to keep one's eyes peeled for sth → garder l'œil à l'affût de qch
to set eyes on sb/sth, to clap eyes on sb/sth, to lay eyes on sb/sth → voir qn/qch
to look sb in the eye → regarder qn dans les yeux
to meet sb's eyes → rencontrer le regard de qn
to see eye to eye (= agree) → être d'accord
to see eye to eye with sb → être d'accord avec qn
to see eye to eye with sb on sth → être d'accord avec qn au sujet de qch
to cast one's eye over sth, to run one's eye over sth → jeter un coup d'œil sur qch
to close one's eyes to sth, to shut one's eyes to sth (= ignore) → fermer les yeux sur qch
to cry one's eyes out → pleurer toutes les larmes de son corps
an eye for an eye → œil pour œil
to make eyes at sb → faire de l'œil à qn
to do sth with one's eyes open → faire qch en pleine connaissance de cause
to open sb's eyes to sth (= make aware of) → ouvrir les yeux à qn sur qch
to be up to one's eyes in sth → être dans qch jusqu'au cou
(= point of view) in sb's eyes → aux yeux de qn
This might seem strange to European eyes → Cela peut paraître étrange aux yeux d'un Européen.
to see sth through sb's eyes → voir qch du point de vue de qn
to tell a story through sb's eyes → raconter une histoire du point de vue de qn
[needle] → trou m, chas m
[hurricane] → œil m
to be at the eye of the storm (fig)être dans l'œil de la tempête
vtexaminer

eye

n
(of human, animal, electronic)Auge nt; with tears in her eyesmit Tränen in den Augen; a gleam in somebody’s eyeein Glitzern in jds Augen (dat); with one’s eyes closed/open (lit, fig)mit geschlossenen/offenen Augen; an eye for an eyeAuge um Auge; eyes right! (Mil) → (die) Augen rechts!; eyes front! (Mil) → Augen geradeaus!; as far as the eye can seeso weit das Auge reicht; to be all eyesgroße Augen machen; that’s one in the eye for him (inf)da hat er eins aufs Dach gekriegt (inf); to cast or run one’s eye over somethingetw überfliegen; to cast one’s eyes round a roomseine Blicke durch ein Zimmer wandern or schweifen lassen; his eye fell on a small doorsein Blick fiel auf eine kleine Tür; to rest one’s eye on somethingseine Augen or den Blick auf etw (dat)ruhen lassen; to look somebody (straight) in the eyejdm in die Augen sehen; to set or clap (inf) eyes on somebody/somethingjdn/etw zu Gesicht bekommen; a strange sight met our eyesein seltsamer Anblick bot sich uns; (why don’t you) use your eyes!hast du keine Augen im Kopf?; with one’s own eyesmit eigenen Augen; in front of or before my very eyes(direkt) vor meinen Augen; it was there all the time right in front of my eyeses lag schon die ganze Zeit da, direkt vor meiner Nase; under the watchful eye of the guard/their motherunter der Aufsicht des Wächters/ihrer Mutter; your eyes are bigger than your stomachdeine Augen sind größer als dein Magen; you need eyes in the back of your headda muss man hinten und vorne Augen haben; I don’t have eyes in the back of my headich hab doch hinten keine Augen; to keep an eye on somebody/something (= look after)auf jdn/etw aufpassen; the police are keeping an eye on him (= have him under surveillance)die Polizei beobachtet ihn; to keep one’s eye on the ball/main objectivesich auf den Ball/die Hauptsache konzentrieren; to take one’s eyes off somebody/somethingdie Augen or den Blick von jdm/etw abwenden; don’t take your eye off the ballkonzentrier dich auf den Ball; don’t take your eyes off the magician’s left handlassen Sie die linke Hand des Zauberkünstlers nicht aus den Augen; to have one’s eyes fixed on somethingetw nicht aus den Augen lassen; to keep one’s eyes open or peeled (inf) or skinned (inf)die Augen offen halten; to keep an eye open or out for somethingnach etw Ausschau halten; to keep a watchful eye on the situationdie Sache im Auge behalten; to keep an eye on expenditureauf die Ausgaben achten or aufpassen; to open somebody’s eyes to somebody/somethingjdm die Augen über jdn/etw öffnen; to close or shut one’s eyes to somethingdie Augen vor etw (dat)verschließen; to see eye to eye with somebodymit jdm einer Meinung sein; to make eyes at somebodyjdm schöne Augen machen; to catch somebody’s eyejds Aufmerksamkeit erregen; the dress caught my eyedas Kleid fiel or stach mir ins Auge; she would buy anything that caught her eyesie kaufte alles, was ihr ins Auge fiel; he was a monster in their eyesin ihren Augen war er ein Scheusal; in the eyes of the lawin den Augen des Gesetzes; through somebody’s eyesdurch or mit jds Augen; to look at a question through the eyes of an economisteine Frage mit den Augen or aus der Sicht eines Volkswirts betrachten; with a critical/an uneasy eyemit kritischem/besorgtem Blick; with an eye to the futureim Hinblick auf die Zukunft; with an eye to buying somethingin der Absicht, etw zu kaufen; to have an eye to or for the main chancejede Gelegenheit ausnutzen; I’ve got my eye on youich beobachte dich genau; to have one’s eye on something (= want)auf etw (acc)ein Auge geworfen haben; the eyes of the world or all eyes are on the police/the conferencedie Polizei/die Konferenz steht im Blickpunkt der Öffentlichkeit; I only have eyes for youich habe nur Augen für dich; to have a keen eye for somethingein scharfes Auge für etw haben, einen scharfen Blick für etw haben; she has an eye for a bargainsie hat einen Blick or ein Auge für günstige Käufe; he has no eye for beautyihm fehlt der Blick für Schönheit; he has a good eye for former hat ein Auge für Form; you need an eye for detailman muss einen Blick fürs Detail haben; to get one’s eye in (shooting) → sich einschießen; (playing tennis etc) → sich einspielen; to be up to one’s eyes in work (Brit inf) → in Arbeit ersticken (inf); to be up to one’s eyes in debt (Brit inf) → bis über beide Ohren verschuldet sein (inf); he’s in it up to the eyes (inf)er steckt bis zum Hals drin (inf); my eye! (inf)Unsinn!; dry your eyes (Brit inf) → hör auf rumzujammern (inf)
(of needle)Öhr nt; (of potato, on peacock’s tail)Auge nt; (of hurricane)Auge nt; in the eye of the wind (Naut) → in or gegen den Wind; the minister in the eye of the storm (fig)der Minister im Mittelpunkt der Kontroverse ? hook and eye
vtanstarren; to eye somebody up and downjdn von oben bis unten mustern

eye

:
eyeball
nAugapfel m; to be eye to eyesich Auge in Auge gegenüberstehen; drugged up to the eyes (esp Brit inf) → total zugedröhnt (inf)
vt (inf)aggressiv anstarren
eyebath
nAugenbad nt; (= container)Augenbadewanne f
eyebrow
nAugenbraue f; to raise one’s eyesdie Augenbrauen hochziehen; (fig)die Stirn runzeln (→ at sth über etw acc); he never raised an eyeer hat sich nicht einmal gewundert; that will raise a few eyes, there will be a few raised eyes (at that)da werden sich einige wundern
eyebrow pencil
eye booger
n (US sl) you’ve got some eyesdu hast noch Schlaf in den Augen
eye candy
n (inf)Augenschmaus m, → was fürs Auge (inf); that’s just eye (images, graphics etc)das hat keinen Tiefgang
eye-catcher
n (thing) → Blickfang m; she’s quite an eyesie zieht alle Blicke auf sich
eye-catching
adjauffallend; publicity, posterauffällig, ins Auge springend; that’s very eyedas fällt or springt wirklich ins Auge
eye contact
nBlickkontakt m; to make/avoid eye with somebodyBlickkontakt mit jdm aufnehmen/vermeiden
eyecup
n (US) → Augenbadewanne f

eye

:
eyeglass
n (old)Augenglas nt (old)
eyeglasses
pl (US: = spectacles) → Brille f
eye gook
n (US sl) you’ve got some eyedu hast noch Schlaf in den Augen nt (Tech) → kleine, runde Öffnung
eyehole
nGuckloch nt; (Tech) → kleine, runde Öffnung
eyelash
nAugenwimper f; eye curlerWimpernzange f
eyelet
nÖse f
eyelevel
adj attr grillin Augenhöhe
eyelid
nAugenlid nt
eye lift
nAugenstraffung f
eyeliner
nEyeliner m
eye-minded
adjvisuell, vorwiegend mit Gesichtssinn begabt
eye-opener
n
that was a real eye to medas hat mir die Augen geöffnet
(US inf: = drink) → (alkoholischer) Muntermacher
eye patch
nAugenklappe f
eyepiece
nOkular nt
eyeshade
nAugenblende f, → Schild m
eye shadow
nLidschatten m
eyeshot
nSicht- or Sehweite f; within/out of eyein/außer Sichtweite; we are out of his eyeer kann uns nicht mehr sehen
eyesight
nSehkraft f, → Sehvermögen nt; to have good/poor eyegute/schlechte Augen haben; to lose one’s eyedas Augenlicht verlieren (geh), → erblinden; his eye is failingseine Augen lassen nach, sein Sehvermögen lässt nach
eye socket
n (Anat) → Augenhöhle f
eyesore
nSchandfleck m; this settee is a real eyedieses Sofa sieht fürchterlich aus
eyestrain
nÜberanstrengung for Ermüdung fder Augen
eye test
nAugentest mor -untersuchung f

eye

:
eyetooth
nEckzahn m, → Augenzahn m; I’d give my eyeteeth for thatdarum würde ich alles geben
eyewash
n (Med) → Augenwasser or -bad nt; (fig inf)Gewäsch nt (inf); (= deception)Augenwischerei f
eyewater
n (Physiol) → Augenflüssigkeit f
eyewitness
nAugenzeuge m/-zeugin f

eye

[aɪ]
1. nocchio; (of needle) → cruna; (for hook) → occhiello
he gave him a black eye → gli ha fatto un occhio nero
eyes right/left! (Mil) → attenti a destra/sinistra!
as far as the eye can see → a perdita d'occhio
it happened before my very eyes → mi è successo proprio sotto gli occhi
I saw it with my own eyes → l'ho visto con i miei occhi
keep your eyes on the road ahead! → guarda la strada!
I could hardly keep my eyes open → non riuscivo a tenere gli occhi aperti
he didn't take his eyes off her → non le toglieva gli occhi di dosso
to catch sb's eye → attirare l'attenzione di qn
to look sb (straight) in the eye → guardare qn (dritto) negli occhi
to be in the public eye → essere in vista
in the eyes of → agli occhi di
under the (watchful) eye of → sotto lo sguardo (vigile) di
to keep an eye on sb/sth → tenere d'occhio qn/qc
to keep an eye on things (fam) → tenere d'occhio la situazione
to keep an eye out for sth/sb, one's eyes open for sth/sb → tenere gli occhi aperti per trovare qc/qn
to look at sth with the eye of an expert → guardare qc con l'occhio dell'esperto
with an eye to sth → in vista di qc
with an eye to doing sth (Brit) → con l'idea di fare qc
with one's eyes (wide) open (fig) → perfettamente conscio/a di ciò che si fa
to shut one's eyes to sth (fig) (to the truth, dangers, evidence) → chiudere gli occhi di fronte a qc (to sb's shortcomings) → chiudere un occhio su qc
to be up to one's eyes in work → essere pieno/a di lavoro fin sopra i capelli
to have an eye for sth → avere occhio per qc
there's more to this than meets the eye → non è così semplice come sembra
I don't see eye to eye with him → non condivido il suo punto di vista
it's five years since I last set or laid eyes on him → sono cinque anni che non lo vedo
use your eyes! (fam) → guarda un po' meglio!
that's one in the eye for him (fig) (fam) → gli sta bene
to make eyes at sb (fam) → fare gli occhi dolci a qn
she was all eyes → era tutt'occhi
an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth → occhio per occhio dente per dente
2. vt (look at carefully) → scrutare; (ogle) → adocchiare
eye up vt + adv (fam) → occhieggiare
he's been eyeing me up all evening → non mi ha staccato gli occhi di dosso per tutta la sera

eye

(ai) noun
1. the part of the body with which one sees. Open your eyes; She has blue eyes.
2. anything like or suggesting an eye, eg the hole in a needle, the loop or ring into which a hook connects etc.
3. a talent for noticing and judging a particular type of thing. She has an eye for detail/colour/beauty.
verb
to look at, observe. The boys were eyeing the girls at the dance; The thief eyed the policeman warily.
ˈeyeball noun
1. the whole rounded structure of the eye.
2. the part of the eye between the eyelids.
ˈeyebrow noun
the curved line of hair above each eye.
ˈeye-catching adjective
striking or noticeable, especially if attractive. an eye-catching advertisement.
ˈeyelash noun
one of the (rows of) hairs that grow on the edge of the eyelids. She looked at him through her eyelashes.
ˈeyelet (-lit) noun
a small hole in fabric etc for a cord etc.
ˈeyelid noun
the movable piece of skin that covers or uncovers the eye.
ˈeye-opener noun
something that reveals an unexpected fact etc. Our visit to their office was a real eye-opener – they are so inefficient!
ˈeye-piece noun
the part of a telescope etc to which one puts one's eye.
ˈeyeshadow noun
a kind of coloured make-up worn around the eyes.
ˈeyesight noun
the ability to see. I have good eyesight.
ˈeyesore noun
something (eg a building) that is ugly to look at.
ˈeye-witness noun
a person who sees something (eg a crime) happen. Eye-witnesses were questioned by the police.
before/under one's very eyes
in front of one, usually with no attempt at concealment. It happened before my very eyes.
be up to the eyes in
to be very busy or deeply involved in or with. She's up to the eyes in work.
close one's eyes to
to ignore (especially something wrong). She closed her eyes to the children's misbehaviour.
in the eyes of
in the opinion of. You've done no wrong in the eyes of the law.
keep an eye on
1. to watch closely. Keep an eye on the patient's temperature.
2. to look after. Keep an eye on the baby while I am out!
lay/set eyes on
to see, especially for the first time. I wish I'd never set eyes on her!
raise one's eyebrows
to (lift one's eyebrows in order to) show surprise.
see eye to eye
to be in agreement. We've never seen eye to eye about this matter.
with an eye to something
with something as an aim. He's doing this with an eye to promotion.
with one's eyes open
with full awareness of what one is doing. I knew what the job would involve – I went into it with my eyes open.

eye

عَيْـن oko øje Auge μάτι ojo silmä œil oko occhio oog øye oko olho глаз öga ตา göz mắt 眼睛

eye

n. ojo;
amaurotic ______ amaurótico;
artificial ______ postizo;
black ______ amoratado, contusión ocular;
bleary ______ nublado; ___ legañoso;
bloodshot ______ inyectado;
chemical burns in ___quemaduras químicas oculares;
crossed-eyedbizco;
cyclopian ______ de cíclope;
___ bankbanco de ojos;
___ contactcontacto visual;
___ diseasesenfermedades de los ojos, enfermedades de la vista;
___ dropsgotas para los ojos;
___ injuriestraumatismos oculares;
___ injurylesión ocular;
___ memorymemoria visual;
___ strainfatiga ocular;
foreign body in the ___cuerpo extraño en el ___;
glass ______ de cristal, ___ de vidrio;
lazy ___ambliopía;
light-adapted ______ adaptado a la luz;
master ______ maestro;
squinting ______ estrábico;
to keep an ___ oncuidar, vigilar;
watery ______ lacrimoso.

eye

n ojo; corner of the —ángulo del ojo; — shadow sombras para ojos; with the naked — a simple vista
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She never finds herself very soon, so the minute her cap began to bob like a top-heavy dahlia, I whipped the VICAR OF WAKEFIELD out of my pocket, and read away, with one eye on him and one on Aunt.
The lid of the left eye twitched; it fell down and snapped up; it was exactly as though the lid of the eye were a window shade and someone stood inside the doctor's head playing with the cord.
No, I suppose that's right," observed Tom; but there was a queer gleam in his eye, and his chum wondered if Tom did not have in mind the prospective race between himself and Fenimore Beecher for the regard of Mary Nestor.
Everywhere, as far as the eye could reach, there was nothing but rough, shaggy, red grass, most of it as tall as I.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
Let us now note what is least dissimilar in these heads -- namely, the two most important organs, the eye and the ear.
As he trailed Akut he kept an eye cocked over one shoulder, rearward, in the hope that Numa might rise from his kill and reveal himself.
Noirtier's hair was long and white, and flowed over his shoulders; while in his eyes, shaded by thick black lashes, was concentrated, as it often happens with an organ which is used to the exclusion of the others, all the activity, address, force, and intelligence which were formerly diffused over his whole body; and so although the movement of the arm, the sound of the voice, and the agility of the body, were wanting, the speaking eye sufficed for all.
Julia thought no more of Antonio; but while her delighted eye rested on the well known scenes around their house, and {as} she stood in the world, for the first time, leaning on Charles, she thought him even nearer than their intimacy and consanguinity made them.
Now Doubt - now Pain Come never again, For her soul gives me sigh for sigh, And all day long Shines, bright and strong, Astarté within the sky, While ever to her dear Eulalie upturns her matron eye - While ever to her young Eulalie upturns her violet eye.
With arms outstretched toward the red eye of the great star I stood praying for a return of that strange power which twice had drawn me through the immensity of space, praying as I had prayed on a thousand nights before during the long ten years that I had waited and hoped.
Its rays, growing more and more horizontal, withdraw slowly from the pavement of the square, and mount up the perpendicular façade, whose thousand bosses in high relief they cause to start out from the shadows, while the great central rose window flames like the eye of a cyclops, inflamed with the reflections of the forge.