eyetooth


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eye·tooth

 (ī′to͞oth′)
n.
A canine tooth of the upper jaw.

[Perhaps so called from its location immediately below the eye.]

eyetooth

(ˌaɪˈtuːθ)
n, pl -teeth
1. (Dentistry) either of the two canine teeth in the upper jaw
2. give one's eyeteeth for to go to any lengths to achieve or obtain (something): I'd give my eyeteeth for a radio as good as that.

eye•tooth

(ˈaɪˌtuθ)

n., pl. -teeth (-ˌtiθ)
a canine tooth of the upper jaw.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyetooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolarseyetooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
fang - canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
Translations

eyetooth

[ˈaɪtuːθ] N (eyeteeth (pl)) → colmillo m
I'd give my eyeteeth for a car like that/to see itdaría cualquier cosa por un coche como ese/por verlo

eyetooth

[aɪˈtuːθ] ncanine f supérieure
I'd give my eyeteeth for it (fig)je donnerais n'importe quoi pour ça
I'd give my eyeteeth to do it → Je donnerais n'importe quoi pour le faire.

eyetooth

[ˌaɪˈtuːθ] n (-teeth (pl)) → canino superiore
to give one's eye-teeth for sth/to do sth (fam) (fig) → dare non so che cosa per qc/per fare qc
References in classic literature ?
She has lost a tooth, next to the eyetooth on the left?"
Not that I'm entirely sure what an eyetooth is, mind, but I sure did a lot of boards.
More recent evidence has suggested that the ease of processing a compound is influenced not only by the opacity of the constituents but also by whether the constituents have similar semantic transparency; El-Bialy, Gagne and Spalding (2013) found that a semantically related prime (e.g., ear as a prime for eyetooth and eyesight) facilitated processing when the transparency of the first and second constituents matched (i.e., when both were transparent or when both were opaque) but not when the transparency of the constituents differed (i.e., for partially opaque compounds).